Wolf Hall wins big at the 2016 BAFTA TV Awards

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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:

Entertainment Programme: Strictly Come Dancing

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 AffairsOutbreak: The Truth about Ebola

Entertainment Performance: Leigh Francis, Celebrity Juice

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.

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