BAFTA TV Awards: Catch up on all the action from this year’s virtual ceremony

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Welcome to our as-it-happened coverage of the BAFTA TV Awards. Here’s all the details of who won what at the virtual ceremony.

Key points:

    Our as-it-happened coverage of the BAFTA TV Awards virtual ceremony – you’ll be pleased to know the wifi held out!
    Sky original Chernobyl, comedy Stath Lets Flats and dark comedy The End Of The F****** World each picked up two gongs
    The wins for Chernobyl come after seven wins at the BAFTA crafts awards earlier this month
    from arts and entertainment reporter @gemmapeplow



That’s it from us, we’re off to the after party*.

Hopefully there’ll be a red carpet return for next year, but we’ve quite enjoyed seeing the stars dressed up at home.

Congrats to all this year’s BAFTA TV winners, and hope you’ve enjoyed following here.

* Sofa and a takeaway at home


News coverage award

Here’s our very own Mark Austin look, accepting Sky News’ award for news coverage for its reporting on the Hong Kong protests.


Short and sweet

A short ceremony but a great socially-distanced job by host Richard Ayoade.

No after party this year but we’re sure the stars are celebrating at home.

Tess Daly and co were happy with the Strictly win!


‘Over-produced Zoom call’

Richard Ayoade is signing off, but before he goes there’s a few winners that haven’t been shown during the main event.

They are:

Live event – Blue Planet Live

International – When They See Us

Current Affairs – Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag (Exposure)

Single documentary – The Last Survivors

Factual series – Leaving Neverland

Single drama – The Left Behind

Short Form Programme – Brain In Gear

Soap and continuing drama – Emmerdale

Sport –  2019 Rugby World Cup Final: England v South Africa

News coverage – Hong Kong protests, Sky News


‘I’m absolutely stunned’

Glenda Jackson takes home the evening’s final award, for leading actress.


Leading actress – the final prize

Here are the nominees…

    Jodie Comer, Killing Eve – BBC OneGlenda Jackson, Elizabeth Is Missing – BBC OneSuranne Jones, Gentleman Jack – BBC OneSamantha Morton, I Am Kirsty – Channel 4


Another win for Chernobyl

Jared Harris takes home the leading actor prize AND has his books on display in the background.

Well done, Jared!


Two awards to go

They’ve raced through these! Leading actor is up next – here are the nominees…

    Jared Harris, Chernobyl – Sky AtlanticStephen Graham, The Virtues – Channel 4Takehiro Hira, Giri/Haji – BBC TwoCallum Turner, The Capture – BBC One


And the winner is…


Drama series

It’s a biggie now, the award for best drama series. Here are the nominees…

    The Crown – NetflixThe End Of The F***ing World – Channel 4Gentleman Jack – BBC OneGiri/Haji – BBC Two


Fleabag was the favourite, but Stath Lets Flats takes home a second BAFTA!


Scripted comedy

Ayoade’s IT Crowd co-star Chris O’Dowd is presenting this one, and here are the nominees…

    Catastrophe – Channel 4Derry Girls – Channel 4Fleabag – BBC ThreeStath Lets Flats – Channel 4


Gavin and Stacey wins!

Nice one, Smithy and Nessa.


Stacey Dooley is presenting the ‘must-see moment award’

This one was voted by the public. A reminder of the nominees…

    Game of Thrones, Arya kills the Night King – Sky AtlanticCoronation Street, Death of Sinead Osborne – ITVFleabag, Confessional scene – BBC ThreeGavin and Stacey, Nessa proposes to Smithy – BBC OneLine of Duty, John Corbett’s death – BBC OneLove Island, Michael recouples after Casa Amor – ITV2


And the winner is…


Specialist factual now

    8 Days: To The Moon And Back – BBC TwoSeven Worlds, One Planet – BBC OneThatcher: A Very British Revolution – BBC TwoYorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story – BBC Four


In memorium

The BAFTAs is paying tribute to the stars we have said goodbye to, including David Bellamy, Caroline Flack, Honor Blackman, Gary Rhodes and Tim Brooke-Taylor.


It’s another win for Chernobyl!

The show has already picked up seven prizes at the BAFTA craft awards, celebrating technical achievement, which took place earlier this month.


The award for mini-series is up now

Michael Sheen and David Tennant are presenting. Here are the four shows up for the prize.

    Chernobyl – Sky AtlanticA Confession – ITVThe Victim – BBC OneThe Virtues – Channel 4


And the winner is…


Which brings us on to the male performance in a comedy award

Here are the nominees…

    Jamie Demetriou, Stath Lets Flats – Channel 4Ncuti Gatwa, Sex Education – NetflixYoussef Kerkour, Home – Channel 4Guz Khan, Man Like Mobeen – BBC Three


Here’s Sian Clifford’s acceptance speech 


‘Commiserations to the other nominees, whoever they are’

The winner is The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, and the comedian accepts a tin foil award with a bin in place of his lectern.

At least someone’s making an effort!


Features up next

And the nominees are…

    Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back – Channel 4The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan – BBC TwoMortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing – BBC TwoSnackmasters – Channel 4


Idris Elba alert!

The actor is receiving tonight’s special award, one of BAFTA’s highest honours, and is being introduced by celebs including his Luther co-star Ruth Wilson and one Mr Matthew McConaughey.

Speaking in the winner’s room, he’s said he’s glad there’s no after party tonight as he never remembers them! Early night for Idris, then.


And the winner is…

A teary Sian Clifford, who does not have a pencil haircut, we’re happy to report. She also has trees in her background! Thank you for giving us something, Sian.


Female performance in a comedy programme up now

Greg Davies, who has just won an award for Taskmaster, is presenting this one. Here are the nominees…

    Sarah Kendall, Frayed – Sky OneSian Clifford, Fleabag – BBC ThreeGbemisola Ikumelo, Famalam – BBC ThreePhoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag – BBC Three


 And Will Sharpe’s too


Here’s Naomi Ackie’s acceptance speech


Yay, Taskmaster! 


Comedy entertainment programme up now

Here are the nominees…

    The Graham Norton Show – BBC OneThe Last Leg – Channel 4The Ranganation – BBC TwoTaskmaster – Dave


Congrats to Will Sharpe!

The actor takes home the award for his role in Giri/ Haji. Another plain background, but at least we can see a hint of yellow curtain.

Starting to sense a theme here.


Now it’s time for the supporting actor award

Here are the nominees. Good luck, guys!

    Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl – Sky AtlanticJoe Absolom, A Confession – ITVJosh O’Connor, The Crown – NetflixWill Sharpe, Giri/Haji – BBC Two


And the BAFTA goes to…


Reality and constructed factual up next

And the nominees are…

    Celebrity Gogglebox – Channel 4Harry’s Heroes: The Full English – ITVRace Across The World – BBC TwoRuPaul’s Drag Race UK – BBC Three


Here’s Mo’s acceptance speech

Another plain background. Disappointing.


And the BAFTA goes to…

Naomi Ackie, for her role in The End of the F***ing World.

She’s accepting live, virtually. Brilliant actress, but could do better when it comes to her background, which is just a plain white wall. Where’s the bookshelf?


Supporting actress up next

Here are the nominees…

    Naomi Ackie, The End of the F***ing World – Channel 4Helen Behan, The Virtues – Channel 4Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown – NetflixJasmine Jobson, Top Boy – Netflix


Keep dancing!

The BAFTA goes to Strictly Come Dancing, with Tess Daly, Claudia Winkleman and those Strictly judges giving the acceptance speech.

10s all round!


Let them entertain you

Next up is entertainment programme. Here are the nominees…

    The Greatest Dancer – BBC OneThe Rap Game UK – BBC ThreeStrictly Come Dancing – BBC OneThe Voice UK – ITV


Congrats, Mo!


The very first award

Normal People stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones are presenting the night’s first award, for entertainment performance.

And the nominees are…

    Frankie Boyle, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order – BBC TwoMo Gilligan, The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan – Channel 4Lee Mack, Would I Lie to You – BBC OneGraham Norton, The Graham Norton Show – BBC One


And we’re under way!

The first virtual BAFTAs has started. Grab your snacks and enjoy from the sofa – see, we really aren’t any different from the celebs!


Idris Elba to receive special award

Hollywood star Idris Elba is set to receive tonight’s
special award – one of BAFTA’s highest accolades – for his creative
contribution to television and work promoting diversity and new talent in the


Sian Clifford, Gbemisola Ikumelo and Sarah Kendall call
for further arts funding

Sky News asked three of tonight’s nominees about how the
government should support the arts sector during the coronavirus crisis during
a BAFTA Q&A earlier this week.

Sian Clifford, Gbemisola Ikumelo (pictured below) and Sarah Kendall, who are
shortlisted for the best female comedy performance prize, all called for
further action from the UK government.

In early July, a £1.57bn coronavirus funding package was
announced for theatres and live music venues, which is being distributed in
grants and loans.

Welcomed by many, others argued it was “too little too

You can read what the BAFTA nominees had to say here


More home glam

Here’s The Virtues star Helen Behan, who’s in the running for the supporting actress gong, bringing some great mirror action to proceedings.


I want to make a BAFTA Awards pants pact with Gary

Award-winning author and journalist Caitlin Moran was on the
judging panel for the awards’ Must-See Moment prize, with the
shortlist compiled for a public vote.

We caught up with her when the nominations were announced at
the beginning of June, chatting about her favourite TV, trainers on red carpets
and making a pants pact with Gary Lineker, obviously.

Read the full interview here


Who’s in the running?

Want to know a bit more about who is up for what before the
ceremony starts? You can read our preview with the full list of nominees
right here.

And here is your BAFTAs host for the evening. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Richard Ayoade!


Jones is all dressed up and ready to go

The Gentleman Jack star, who’s also up for the leading actress award, has made an effort from home.

When are we going to see the first PJs?


Villanelle style

Jodie Comer, who’s up for the leading actress award for her role as killer Villanelle in Killing Eve, is just as stylish as her character as she enjoys the sun in her back garden.

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