Saturday, 18 August, 2018

This Country, Three Girls Each Score Two BAFTA TV Awards

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Stacy Diaz | 15 May, 2018, 12:47

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will honor voice performer Nolan North, best known as Uncharted's quip-happy protagonist Nathan Drake, with a Special Award later this year.

Peaky Blinders was victor of the drama series category, while Murder In Successville won the Bafta for comedy entertainment programme.

'I just want to say thank you for recognising how selfless that is and how courageous that is'. 'Tonight I am having to work alongside a massive organ, ' she said. And although Claire Foy has already collected a Golden Globe and SAG Award for capturing the essence of Queen Elizabeth II, she lost Best Drama Actress to Molly Windsor who won for the docudrama "Three Girls", which was named Best Miniseries. Casualty took the award for soap or continuing drama. Britain's Got Talent was celebrated with the Lew Grade Award for Entertainment Programme, talk show host Graham Norton landed Best Entertainment Performance for The Graham Norton Show, Love Island nabbed the prize for Best Reality and Constructed Factual, and nature show Blue Planet II scored Virgin TV's Must-See Moments award. Vanessa Kirby won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Princess Margaret in the show.

In comedy, This Country backed up its nominations with a win for best comedy while its star Daisy May Cooper took home the award for best female performance in a comedy programme. All the winners in the acting categories were white and none of the shows with majority black or minority ethnic casts were successful.

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