BAFTA TV Awards returned to London this Sunday to celebrate the best TV shows of the past year and it was another ceremony to remember. The black comedy Bad Sisters and the teen sitcom Derry Girls led the female-driven field of winners, snatching two awards each.
Bad Sisters made quite a splash when it premiered on Apple TV+ last year, and it’s finally getting credit where credit is due. In addition to being crowned the best drama series of the past year, its star Anne-Marie Duff won the award for the best supporting actress.
Channel 4’s hit drama Derry Girls went out with a bang on Sunday night, and its last season managed to pick up two awards: the best scripted comedy and best female comedy performance for Siobhán McSweeney, who won our hearts as the fan-favorite character Sister Michael.
It was also a big night for Kate Winslet, who picked up a trophy for best actress for I Am… Ruth. She was in pretty good company, with Ben Whishaw winning the best actor award for This Is Going to Hurt after beating such Hollywood heavyweights as Cillian Murphy and Gary Oldman.
The 2023 British Academy Television Awards took place on May 14 at the Royal Festival Hall in London, with Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan hosting the ceremony.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS AT THE 2023 BAFTA TV AWARDS:
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Siobhán McSweeney – Derry Girls (Channel 4)
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
The Traitors (BBC One)
SHORT FORM PROGRAM
How to Be A Person (E4)
Russia 1985-1999: Traumazone (BBC iPlayer)
The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit (BBC One)
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 (BBC One)
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
Lenny Rush – Am I Being Unreasonable? (BBC One)
The Masked Singer (ITV)
Anne-Marie Duff – Bad Sisters (Apple TV+)
Children of the Taliban (Channel 4)
Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv (Channel 4)
I Am Ruth (Channel 4)
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix)
Joe Lycett Vs Beckham: Got Your Back (Channel 4)
Libby, Are You Home Yet? (Sky Crime)
The Real Mo Farah (BBC One)
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Friday Night Live (Channel 4)
SOAP AND CONTINUING DRAMA
Casualty (BBC One)
Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace (BBC One)
Claudia Winkleman – The Traitors (BBC One)
Platinum Jubilee: Paddington Meets the Queen (BBC One)
Adeel Akhtar – Sherwood (BBC One)
Ben Whishaw – This is Going to Hurt (BBC One)
Derry Girls (Channel 4)
Kate Winslet – I Am Ruth (Channel 4)