Wednesday 17 January 2018

Bafta TV Awards 2016: Full list of winners as Aidan Turner wins for Poldark

POLDARK star Aidan Turner collected the Radio Times Audience Award for the series at this year's British Academy Television Awards.

BBC Two's period drama Wolf Hall, meanwhile, was one of the big winners.

**Scroll down for full list of winners**

The popular series, directed by Peter Kosminsky, was named best drama, and actor Mark Rylance took home the coveted leading actor category.

Comedian Peter Kay also had a successful evening, winning two of the main awards. The comedian showed why he was named winner of the male performance in a comedy programme category for Peter Kay's Car Share as he took to the stage and opted not to give a speech, instead just resting on the podium looking shocked.

After feigning shock at winning, he stood on stage silently, and then simply said "Cheers, thank you" as he exited the stage.

The TV show also picked up the Bafta for Scripted Comedy.

Strictly Come Dancing beat the likes of Britain's Got Talent and Adele At The BBC to take home its first ever TV Bafta for entertainment programme.

Strictly host Tess Daly said they were "genuinely shocked" as she took to the stage to collect the award.

"This is the most incredible honour, we have never won a Bafta before and it honestly means the world to all of us so thank you to everybody at Bafta."

Joining her on stage, her co-host Claudia Winkleman joked that she "regretted the three tequilas" she had had, adding: "Huge thanks to the producers, the judges and our amazing dancers, we cannot believe it. We're going out for five days after this."

Popular BBC One series Doctor Foster lost out in the mini-series category, which was won by Channel 4's This Is England '90.

Director Shane Meadows said: "This was probably the end of This Is England and you kind of dream of how you are going to finish something and this was the dream you had, was to come to the Baftas, the last chance to win something for something you love."

Idris Elba presented the award for best comedy performance by a female actress.

Taking to the stage he explained his hoarse voice, saying: "I've lost my voice so bear with me, I'm not drunk I promise."

Actress Michaela Coel won the tough category for her performance in Chewing Gum and said she wanted to "pay her respects to the late Victoria Wood" as she accepted her award.

She went on to say: "If there's anyone out there who looks a bit like me and feels out of place, and wants to get into this (acting), you are beautiful, embrace it, you are intelligent, embrace it, you are powerful, embrace it."

Another successful comedy celebration came from comedy writing duo Alan Simpson and Ray Galton, who won The Bafta Fellowship award.

The recorded a thank you message via video, which showed Simpson saying: "We met in a sanatorium, we were 17 years old and to this day we complement each other. He helps me up the stairs and I tell him what day it is. We're so glad you've chosen this year because if you waited much longer you might have missed us. There are so many people to thank for this award but most of them are dead."

Sherlock star Martin Freeman presented the Radio Times audience award to Poldark.

Sir Tom Courtenay accepted the award for best supporting actor as he begrudgingly accepted his title as a "veteran" of the industry.

Channel 4's First Dates was named the winner of the reality and constructed factual category.

Chanel Cresswell made an awkward slip of the tongue as she picked up her award for best supporting actress for This Is England '90, she accidentally called the 10-year project the "worst work experience".

The award for special factual show was won by Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners.

EastEnders picked up the best soap and continuing drama and was accepted by former producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins, who said he had not stopped crying in the two days since his departure.

Joined on stage by Adam Woodyatt and Laurie Brett, who play Ian and Jane Beale, he thanked the crew and "mostly everyone at Elstree (studios), the most amazing team who work so hard everyday to make this amazing show, from the make-up girls to Ange on the help desk, who work with such love, this is for them".

Victoria Wood, Sir Terry Wogan and Ronnie Corbett were among the actors and industry members lost in the past year who were remembered in a tribute segment at the awards.

Doctor Foster's Suranne Jones was named leading actress and said she was "still in shock really".


The actress welcomed her first baby, a son, in April and spoke about what being a mum would bring to the role.

"The wonderful thing about taking some time off is that I get to have a new life experience, which I think actors should have all the time and when you're working solidly you don't get those," she said, adding about being a mother: "I don't know, I'll find out what all this new mumminess will bring to my role."


:: Leading Actor: Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

:: Leading Actress: Suranne Jones, Doctor Foster

:: Supporting Actor: Tom Courtenay, Unforgotten

:: Supporting Actress:Chanel Cresswell, This Is England '90

:: Entertainment Performance: Leigh Francis, Celebrity Juice

:: Female performance in a comedy programme: Michaela Coel, Chewing Gum

:: Male performance in a comedy: Peter Kay, Peter Kay's Car Share

:: Single Drama: Don't Take My Baby

:: Mini-series: This Is England '90

:: Drama series: Wolf Hall

:: Soap and continuing drama: Eastenders

:: International: Transparent

:: Factual Series: The Murder Detectives

:: Specialist Factual: Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners

:: Single Documentary: My Son The Jihadi

:: Features: The Great British Bake Off

:: Reality and Constructed Factual: First Dates

:: Current Affairs: Outbreak: The Truth About Ebola (This World)

:: News Coverage: Channel 4 News: Paris Massacre

:: Sport: The Ashes

:: Live Event: Big Blue Live

:: Entertainment Programme: Strictly Come Dancing

:: Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme: Have I Got News For You

:: Scripted comedy: Peter Kay's Car Share

:: Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public): Poldark

:: Special Award in honour of Alan Clarke: Lenny Henry

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