The BAFTA Television Awards took place tonight at London’s Royal Festival Hall, with Wolf Hall leading the wins of the night.
Taking home two awards (half of its total nominations for the night) for Best Drama Series and Mark Rylance as Leading Actor, Wolf Hall has been commended for both its cinematography and it’s engaging portrayals of 14th century England.
Also celebrated on the night were The Great British Bake Off, winning Best Feature and First Dates who won Best Reality and Constructed Factual programme. Doctor Foster’s Suranne Jones also fought off close competition from Claire Foy and Sheridan Smith to win Best Leading Actress.
Other winners of the night include:
International Programme: Transparent
Factual Series: The Murder Detectives
Single Documentary: My Son the Jihadi
Single Drama: Don’t Take My Baby
Supporting Actor: Tom Courtenay, Unforgotten
Live Event: Big Blue Live
Male Performance in a Comedy Programme: Peter Kay, Peter Kay’s Car Share
Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme: Have I Got News For You
Current Affairs: Outbreak: The Truth about Ebola
Mini-Series: This Is England ‘90
Specialist Factual: Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners
Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Michaela Coel, Chewing Gum
Soap and Continuing Drama: Eastenders
Supporting Actress: Chanel Cresswell, This Is England ’90
Scripted Comedy: Peter Kay’s Car Share
Sport: The Ashes
News Coverage: Channel 4 News: Paris Massacre
Lenny Henry was also awarded a special BAFTA award for his lifetime achievement in television, saying “my mum would have been really chuffed” as he prepared to accept the award.
Meanwhile, Poldark won the public-voted Radio Times Audience Award, while comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson were awarded this year’s BAFTA fellowship.