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Damilola Taylor, Our Loved Boy wins big at BAFTA TV Awards

WINNERS: The cast of Damilola Taylor, Our Loved Boy

THE BAFTA TV Awards took place last night, celebrating and rewarding the very best programmes and performances of 2016.

Big winners of the night included two awards for Damilola, Our Loved Boy, with first-time winner Wunmi Mosaku receiving the BAFTA for Supporting Actress.

The true-crime drama, written by Levi David Addai, which retells the story of Damilola Taylor’s tragic murder and his family’s fight for justice, also received the award for Single Drama.


Wunmi Mosaku

In the Leading Actress category, Sarah Lancashire won the BAFTA for her performance in Happy Valley. The West Yorkshire drama also won a second BAFTA for Drama Series, adding to the BAFTA that writer Sally Wainwright won at the British Academy Television Craft Awards last month.

Adeel Akhtar won the BAFTA for Leading Actor for his portrayal of a single father juggling the pressures of a community where honour means everything, for one-off drama Murdered by My Father.


Cuba Gooding Jr.

The ceremony was hosted by Sue Perkins at the Royal Festival Hall, London, where presenters included Sean Bean, Kim Cattrall, Joan Collins, Rob Delaney, Anna Friel, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Haye, Adam Hills, Suranne Jones, James Nesbitt, Thandie Newton, Jennifer Saunders, Louis Theroux and Ed Westwick.

See the full list of winners below:

FELLOWSHIP
*JOANNA LUMLEY

SPECIAL AWARD
*NICK FRASER

COMEDY & COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
*CHARLIE BROOKER’S 2016 WIPE Production Team - House of Tomorrow/BBC Two


Michaela Coel

CURRENT AFFAIRS
*TEENAGE PRISON ABUSE EXPOSED (PANORAMA) Production Team - BBC Productions/BBC One

DRAMA SERIES
*HAPPY VALLEY Sally Wainwright, Juliet Charlesworth, Nicola Shindler, Neasa Hardiman - Red Production Company/BBC One

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE
*MICHAEL MCINTYRE Michael McIntyre's Big Show - Hungry McBear/BBC One

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME*
*ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY Production Team - ITV Studios/Mitre Television/ITV

FACTUAL SERIES
*EXODUS: OUR JOURNEY TO EUROPE Production Team - KEO Films/The Open University/BBC Two

FEATURES
*WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Colette Flight, Sarah Feltes, Anna Kirkwood, Helen Nixon - Wall to Wall Media/BBC One

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
*PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE Fleabag - Two Brothers Pictures/BBC Three

INTERNATIONAL
*THE PEOPLE V OJ SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson - Fox 21 Television Studios/FX Productions/BBC Two

LEADING ACTOR
*ADEEL AKHTAR Murdered by My Father - BBC Studios/BBC Three

LEADING ACTRESS
*SARAH LANCASHIRE Happy Valley - Red Production Company/BBC One

LIVE EVENT
*THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Production Team - ITV Studios/Spun Gold Television/ITV

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
*STEVE COOGAN Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle - Baby Cow Productions/Sky Atlantic


Rachel Adedeji

MINI-SERIES
*NATIONAL TREASURE George Ormond, Marc Munden, Jack Thorne, John Chapman - The Forge/Channel 4

NEWS COVERAGE
*VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE: FOOTBALLERS’ ABUSE Victoria Derbyshire, Louisa Compton, Jo Adnitt - BBC News/BBC Two

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
*MUSLIMS LIKE US Kieran Smith, Nicholas Packer, Oliver Manley, Mobeen Azhar - Love Productions/BBC Two

SCRIPTED COMEDY
*PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING Production Team - Roughcut TV/BBC Three

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY**
*HILLSBOROUGH Production Team - Very Much So Productions/Passion Pictures/BBC Two

SINGLE DRAMA
*DAMILOLA, OUR LOVED BOY Levi David Addai, Euros Lyn, Susan Horth, Colin Barr - Minnow Films/BBC One

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
*EMMERDALE Production Team - ITV Studios/ITV

Thandie Newton

SPECIALIST FACTUAL***
*PLANET EARTH II Michael Gunton, Tom Hugh-Jones, Elizabeth White, David Attenborough - BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One

SPORT
*THE OPEN Production Team - Sky Sports/European Tour Productions/Sky Sports 1

SUPPORTING ACTOR
*TOM HOLLANDER The Night Manager - The Ink Factory/Demarest/Character Seven/BBC One

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
*WUNMI MOSAKU Damilola, Our Loved Boy - Minnow Films/BBC One

VIRGIN TV’S MUST-SEE MOMENT
*PLANET EARTH II: Snakes vs Iguana Chase - BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One

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