Stars out for big night at the Baftas


Gritty TV show Peaky Blinders triumphed at the 2018 British Academy Television Awards on Sunday (13May18), earning the coveted Best Drama Series title.

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.

Peaky Blinders, a 1920s crime drama starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson, won the award for Drama Series over The Crown, Line of Duty and The End of the F***ing World.

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.

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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.