BAFTA TV Awards – Winners!

Mark Rylance is having the year of his life, isn’t he? Not only did the Shakespearean actor win an Academy Award for his understated yet utterly gripping performance in Bridge of Spies, he was nominated for an Olivier and has now scooped up a BAFTA for his excellent work in Wolf Hall. Though he nabbed the BAFTA from the better Ben Whishaw in London Spy, Rylance is basically untouchable and that must be how he and the rest of the BAFTA TV Awards.

The night was a celebration of everything on the small screen and the awards came thick and fast for a bustling talent of England, in all it’s glory. Whether it was brandishing Peter Kay speechless for scooping up two of those golden masked awards or the rallying calls for the BBC to be left out the hands of the government, BAFTA gave a whole heap of British talent some coveted awards. Highlights include Michaela Coel nabbing the prize for Chewing Gum and Channel Creswell for This Is England 90 (definitely the best performer of the year for her role.) Tom Courtney also won for his performance in the brilliant Unforgotten too and Suranne Jones picked up another award for Dr Foster.

All in all, a fantastic year for television. Sure enough, we’re going to enter another year of excellence and television has never been better than it is now.

On a note, did you know that soaps get nominated for BAFTA awards? Me neither. Eastenders won this year.

Here’s your full list of winners! Did your favourite win?

Drama series

Wolf Hall

Entertainment programme 

Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)

Female performance in a comedy programme

Michaela Coel – Chewing Gum (Channel 4)


Transparent (Amazon Prime)

Male performance in a comedy programme

Peter Kay – Peter Kay’s Car Share (BBC iPlayer)

Single drama

Don’t Take My Baby (BBC3)

Radio Times audience award (voted for by members of the public)


Supporting actor

Tom Courtenay – Unforgotten (ITV)

Reality and constructed factual

 First Dates (Channel 4)

Supporting actress

Chanel Cresswell – This is England ‘90 (Channel 4)

Comedy and comedy entertainment programme

Have I Got News for You (BBC1)

Specialist factual

Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC2)
Soap and continuing drama

EastEnders (BBC1)


The Great British Bake Off (BBC1)

Scripted comedy

Peter Kay’s Car Share (BBC iPlayer)

Entertainment performance

Leigh Francis – Celebrity Juice (ITV2)

Leading actress

Suranne Jones – Doctor Foster (BBC1)

Leading actor

Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall (BBC2)

Single documentary

 My Son the Jihadi (Channel 4)

Current affairs

 Outbreak: The Truth About Ebola (BBC2)


This is England ‘90 (Channel 4)

Factual series

The Murder Detectives (Channel 4)

News coverage

Channel 4 News: Paris Massacre (Channel 4)

Live Event

Big Blue Live (BBC1)


The Ashes (Sky Sports)


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