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.
Adeel Akhtar – Murdered by My Father
Sarah Lancashire – Happy Valley
Tom Hollander – The Night Manager
Wunmi Mosaku – Damilola, Our Loved Boy
Comedy & comedy entertainment program
Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe
Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
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
People Just Do Nothing
Who Do You Think You Are?
Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed
Exodus: Our Journey to Europe
The People v. O.J. Simpson
The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration
Damilola, Our Loved Boy
Soap & continuing drama
Planet Earth II
Virgin TV’s must-see moment
Planet Earth II – Snakes vs Iguna Chase