The show was also a big victor at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards and Philippa Lowthorpe picked up in the Director: Fiction category, Uni Ni Dhonghaile in the Editing: Fiction category and Nicole Taylor, the Writer: Drama category.
Vanessa Kirby won the award for Supporting Actress for her role as Princess Margaret in The Crown, the only award won for the Netflix drama which was nominated three times. Sean Bean won best actor for his role in Broken.
"I just want to say thank you for recognising how selfless that is and how fearless that is". I don't think [the abuse] will ever leave any of them, but she is fearless enough to go through it again with us to film it.
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But the order was not obeyed, leading to Tamil Nadu government preferring a contempt petition against the Union government. MDMK founder Vaiko said the "question mark that remains is" whether any new panel would be an empowered one.
In comedy, This Country took the big win, while performance nods went to Daisy May Cooper for This Country and Toby Jones for The Detectorists.
Casualty was awarded the BAFTA for Soap & Continuing Drama, a category that recognises exceptional talent in delivering long-running continuing dramas. All the winners in the acting categories were white and none of the shows with majority black or minority ethnic casts were successful.
"If you haven't seen [Love Island], it's about a group of people who are sent home from an island they love, that couldn't happen in real life".
John Motson was given a special award for his contribution to television on the same day he retired from football commentating.