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BAFTA Winners

Happy Valley has been named best drama series at the Bafta TV awards as the winners were announced.

The police drama starring Sarah Lancashire triumphed over Netflix drama The Crown, The Durrells and War & Peace to take home to coveted prize, while its lead actress Sarah also scooped the prize for best actress in a drama.

Winners at the ceremony were warned before the broadcast that their acceptance speeches may be cut short if they become too political.

The stars gathered at the Royal Festival Hall were told by an MC "we are in General Election territory" and they would be stopped if their speeches jeopardised the BBC's impartiality rules.

The show opened with host Sue Perkins referring to the absence of her comedy partner Mel Giedroyc, telling the crowd they may know her best as "and Sue", adding: "I know what you're thinking.

"Not another woman hosting an awards show, when will it end? I find it a little like Halley's Comet, just a little less frequent."

Comedian Michael McIntyre claimed the Bafta for entertainment performance for his programme Michael McIntyre's Big Show, while Hillsborough won the single documentary prize.

The production team was joined on stage to collect the prize by Hillsborough campaigner Professor Phil Scraton, who wore a Liverpool football scarf around his neck and appeared tearful as he was told.

He said: "This is dedicated to the families and survivors of Hillsborough, who fought so long and so hard for justice, and the memories of the 96 men, women and children who went to a football match in 1989 and never came home."

 

:: DRAMA SERIES

The Crown (Netflix)
The Durrells (ITV)
Happy Valley (BBC1) - winner
War And Peace (BBC1)

:: LEADING ACTOR

Adeel Akhtar - Murdered By My Father (BBC3) - winner
Babou Ceesay - Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC1)
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Hollow Crown: The War Of The Roses (BBC2)
Robbie Coltrane - National Treasure (Channel 4)

:: LEADING ACTRESS

Claire Foy - The Crown (Netflix)
Jodie Comer - Thirteen (BBC3)
Nikki Amuka-Bird - NW (BBC1)
Sarah Lancashire - Happy Valley (BBC1) - winner

:: SUPPORTING ACTOR

Daniel Mays - Line of Duty (BBC2)
Jared Harris - The Crown (Netflix)
John Lithgow - The Crown (Netflix)
Tom Hollander - The Night Manager (BBC1) - winner

:: SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Nicola Walker - Last Tango In Halifax (BBC1)
Siobhan Finneran - Happy Valley (BBC1)
Vanessa Kirby - The Crown (Netflix)
Wunmi Mosaku - Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC1) - winner

:: SINGLE DRAMA

Aberfan: The Green Hollow (BBC1 Wales)
Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC1) - winner
Murdered By My Father (BBC3)
NW (BBC2)

:: MINI-SERIES

The Hollow Crown: The War Of The Roses (BBC2)
National Treasure (Channel 4) - winner
The Secret (ITV)
The Witness For The Prosecution (BBC1)

:: INTERNATIONAL

The Night Of (HBO/Sky Atlantic)
American Crime Story The People Vs OJ Simpson (FX/BBC) - winner
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Transparent (Amazon Studios)

:: ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV) - winner
Britain's Got Talent (ITV)
Michael McIntyre's Big Show (BBC1)
Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)

:: ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE

Adam Hills - The Last Leg (Channel 4)
Claudia Winkleman - Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)
Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show (BBC1)
Michael McIntyre - Michael McIntyre's Big Show (BBC1) - winner

:: SCRIPTED COMEDY

Camping (Sky Atlantic)
Fleabag (BBC3)
Flowers (Channel 4)
People Just Do Nothing (BBC3) - winner

:: FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

Diane Morgan - Cunk On Shakespeare (BBC2)
Lesley Manville - Mum (BBC2)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag (BBC3) - winner
Olivia Colman - Fleabag (BBC3)

:: MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

Asim Chaudhry - People Just Do Nothing (BBC3)
David Mitchell - Upstart Crow (BBC2)
Harry Enfield - The Windsors (Channel 4)
Steve Coogan - The Scissored Isle (Sky Atlantic) - winner

:: COMEDY AND COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe (BBC2) - winner
Cunk On Shakespeare (BBC2)
The Last Leg (Channel 4)
Taskmaster (Dave)

:: VIRGIN'S MUST-SEE MOMENTS

Game Of Thrones - Battle of the Bastards
The Late Late Show with James Corden - Carpool Karaoke with Michelle Obama
Line Of Duty - Urgent exit required
Planet Earth II - Snakes v Iguanas chase - winner
Strictly Come Dancing - Ed Balls' Gangnam Style
Who Do You Think You Are? - Danny Dyer's origins

:: FACTUAL SERIES

24 Hours In Police Custody (Channel 4)
Exodus: Our Journey To Europe (BBC2) - winner
Kids On The Edge (Channel 4)
The Prosecutors: Real Crime And Punishment (BBC4)

:: SPECIALIST FACTUAL

Alan Bennett's Diaries (BBC2)
Attenborough's Life That Glows (BBC2)
Grayson Perry's All Man (Channel 4)
Planet Earth II (BBC1) - winner

:: SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

Behind Closed Doors (BBC1)
Hillsborough (BBC2) - winner
How To Die: Simon's Choice (BBC2)
Hypernormalisation (BBC iPlayer)

:: FEATURES

The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs (BBC1)
The Great British Bake Off (BBC1)
Travel Man: 48 Hours In… (Channel 4)
Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC1) - winner

:: REALITY AND CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL

First Dates (Channel 4)
Muslims Like Us (BBC2) - winner
The Real Marigold Hotel (BBC2)
The Secret Life Of Five Years Olds (Channel 4)

:: CURRENT AFFAIRS

Inside Obama's White House (BBC2)
Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed Panorama (BBC1) - winner
Three Days Of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks This World (BBC2)
Unarmed Black Male (This World) (BBC2)

:: NEWS COVERAGE
Sky News Tonight Aleppo: Death Of A City (Sky News)
Channel 4 News: Brexit Day One (Channel 4)
BBC North West Tonight: Hillsborough Inquests (BBC North West/BBC1)
Victoria Derbyshire - Footballers' Abuse (BBC2) - winner

:: SPORT

The Open (Sky Sports 1) - winner
2016 Rio Olympics (BBC1)
Rio 2016 Paralympics (Channel 4)
Six Nations England V Wales (ITV)

:: LIVE EVENT

The Centenary Of The Battle Of The Somme: Thiepval (BBC1)
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (BBC2)
Stand Up To Cancer (Channel 4)
The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration (ITV) - winner

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