Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

This Country, Three Girls Each Score Two BAFTA TV Awards

Nolan North backstage British Academy Games Awards London UK- 06 Apr 2017 CREDIT BAFTA REX Shutterstock
Freda Brock | 15 May, 2018, 12:46

In the drama categories, Peaky Blinders won the BAFTA for Drama Series, and docudrama Murdered for Being Different was presented with the award for Single Drama.

The Crown and Netflix struggled at the Bafta Television awards as the BBC's Peaky Blinders took a surprise win in the best drama category and the big-spending streaming service managed only one major award despite leading the nominations.

Up-and-coming actress Molly Windsor has beaten Hollywood heavyweights Claire Foy and Thandie Newton for the leading actress prize at the TV Baftas. 'Tonight I am having to work alongside a massive organ, ' she said. "And I just want to say thank you to everyone for recognizing how selfless that is and how courageous that is". Sean Bean won Best Drama Actor for playing a troubled priest toiling in Liverpool in the fictional series "Broken" while Brian.

Mahira Khan becomes first Pakistani actor to debut at Cannes
While Sonam rocked the red carpet last night in a gorgeous Ralph and Russo collection, Anand has been chilling in New Delhi. Looks like Sonam will never cease to stun us as she makes every day a gorgeous day with her lovely pics and classy outfits.

Three-part drama series "Three Girls" was the other standout of the night; written by Nicole Taylor and directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, the BBC One mini-series depicts the events surrounding the Rochdale child sex abuse ring. All the winners in the acting categories were white and none of the shows with majority black or minority ethnic casts were successful.

Love Island beat rivals The Real Full Monty and Celebrity Hunted for the Best Reality and Constructed Factual prize with Caroline Flack accepting the award. Detectorists' Toby Jones claimed Best Male Comedy Performance, as Daisy May Cooper took home the female equivalent for This Country, which was also named Best Scripted Comedy.

John Motson was given a special award for his contribution to television on the same day he retired from football commentating.

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