Three programs scored double wins at tonight’s BAFTA TV Awards in London. Wolf Hall — Playground Entertainment, Company Pictures and BBC Two’s adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize winning novels — which led the nominations coming into the evening, took the Drama Series win. Star Mark Rylance, also a BAFTA Film Award and Oscar winner this year for his supporting turn in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies, was victorious in the Leading Actor race. Shane Meadows’ latest installment in the This Is England series for Channel 4, This Is England ’90, took kudos for Miniseries and Chanel Cresswell as Supporting Actress. Rounding out the double winners, BBC iPlayer’s Peter Kay’s Car Share was tops in Scripted Comedy and Kay took the Male Performance in a Comedy Program category.
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Suranne Jones won the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her portrayal of a wife betrayed by her husband’s infidelity in BBC One breakout Doctor Foster. Tom Courtenay scooped the Supporting Actor prize for ITV’s Unforgotten. This was his 3rd BAFTA, coming 53 years since his first for Most Promising Newcomer.
The Special Award was presented to comedian and writer Lenny Henry, in recognition of his creative contribution to television during a career that has so far spanned 40 years. He is also a co-founder of Comic Relief, which has raised over £1B to date.
The Fellowship, the highest accolade the British Academy bestows, was presented to Steptoe And Son writing duo Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
The full list of tonight’s winners is below:
WOLF HALL Peter Kosminsky, Peter Straughan, Mark Pybus, Colin Callender – Playground Entertainment, Company Pictures/BBC Two
COMEDY AND COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU Richard Wilson, Mark Barrett, Danny Carr, John L Spencer – Hat Trick Productions/BBC One
THIS IS ENGLAND ’90 Shane Meadows, Mark Herbert, Jack Thorne, Rebekah Wray-Rogers – Warp Films/Channel 4
MARK RYLANCE, Wolf Hall – BBC Two
SURANNE JONES Doctor Foster – BBC One
TOM COURTENAY Unforgotten – ITV
CHANEL CRESSWELL This Is England ’90 – Channel 4
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
PETER KAY Peter Kay’s Car Share –BBC iPlayer
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
MICHAELA COEL Chewing Gum – E4
PETER KAY’S CAR SHARE Peter Kay, Gill Isles, Sian Gibson, Paul Coleman – Goodnight Vienna Productions/BBC iPlayer
STRICTLY COME DANCING Louise Rainbow, Vinnie Shergill, Sarah James, Nikki Parsons – BBC Entertainment/BBC One
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF Paulo Proto, Andy Devonshire, Anna Beattie – Love Productions/BBC One
TRANSPARENT Production Team – Amazon Studios/Amazon Prime Instant Video
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
EASTENDERS Production Team – BBC Drama Production London/BBC One
THE MURDER DETECTIVES Production Team – Films of Record/Channel 4
MY SON THE JIHADI Production Team – True Vision/Channel 4
DON’T TAKE MY BABY Jack Thorne, Ben Anthony, Pier Wilkie, Aysha Rafaele – BBC Documentaries Production/BBC Three
LEIGH FRANCIS Celebrity Juice – ITV2
OUTBREAK: THE TRUTH ABOUT EBOLA (THIS WORLD) Dan Edge, Sasha Achilli – Mongoose Pictures/Quicksilver Media/BBC Two
CHANNEL 4 NEWS: PARIS MASSACRE Jon Snow, Lindsey Hilsum, Jonathan Rugman, Ben de Pear – Channel 4 News/Channel 4
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
FIRST DATES Nicola Lloyd, Martin Conway, Adam Chapman – Twenty Twenty/Channel 4
BRITAIN’S FORGOTTEN SLAVE OWNERS Production Team – BBC History Unit/BBC Two
THE ASHES Bryan Henderson, Mark Lynch, David Lloyd, Ian Ward – Sky Sports/Sky Sports 2
BIG BLUE LIVE Production Team – BBC/BBC One
RAY GALTON AND ALAN SIMPSON
RADIO TIMES AUDIENCE AWARD
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