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‘The Crown’ Goes Home Empty-Handed at 2017 BAFTA TV Awards

BBC’s ‘Happy Valley’ won best drama and leading actress at the 2017 BAFTA TV Awards. ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’ received the international TV award.

The 2017 BAFTA TV Awards were handed out last night, and BBC’s Happy Valley took home two major prizes. Going into the night, Netflix’s The Crown received a leading 5 nominations among the major categories. However, many industry observers wondered how that would translate into wins for the series given the series American distribution model. The Crown, however, will likely see little push back from the Television Academy on nomination morning in July.

Adeel Akhtar (Murdered by My Father) won the lead actor award. EHis win marks the first for a non-white actor in BAFTA TV history. Emmy contender Phoebe Waller-Bridge won comedy actress for Fleabag. The People v. O.J. Simpson received the international award against stiff competition from Stranger Things and Transparent.

Here are your 2017 BAFTA TV awards winners.

Leading actor

Adeel Akhtar – Murdered by My Father

Leading actress

Sarah Lancashire – Happy Valley

Supporting actor

Tom Hollander – The Night Manager

Supporting actress

Wunmi Mosaku – Damilola, Our Loved Boy

Drama series

Happy Valley

Comedy & comedy entertainment program

Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe

Entertainment performance

Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s Big Show

Entertainment program

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Male performance in a comedy program

Steve Coogan – Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle

Female performance in a comedy program

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag

Reality & constructed factual

Muslims Like Us

Scripted comedy

People Just Do Nothing


Who Do You Think You Are?

Current affairs

Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed

Factual series

Exodus: Our Journey to Europe


The People v. O.J. Simpson

Live event

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration


National Treasure

News coverage

Victoria Derbyshire

Single documentary


Single drama

Damilola, Our Loved Boy

Soap & continuing drama


Specialist factual

Planet Earth II


The Open

Virgin TV’s must-see moment

Planet Earth II – Snakes vs Iguna Chase