BAFTA TV Awards: Chernobyl among the big winners at virtual ceremony

Derrick Santistevan

Chernobyl has won 2 leading rewards at this year’s virtual BAFTA TV ceremony following substantial success at the organisation’s craft awards previously this month.

Informing the story of the nuclear catastrophe at the Ukraine plant on 26 April 1986, the five-part Sky original series took home the gongs for best mini-series and leading star, for Jared Harris – bringing the show’s overall variety of BAFTA s this year to 9.

With the winners accepting their rewards practically, numerous got glammed up at home in spite of the absence of a red carpet – and shared their photos on social media as they delighted in the ceremony.

Eliminating Eve star Jodie Comer was BAFTA prepared in her back garden. Photo: @jodiemcomer/ Instagram

Other big winners consisted of funny Stath Lets Flats, starring Jamie Demetriou as an unskilled Greek-Cypriot lettings representative, which got the awards for scripted funny and male efficiency in a funny program, and dark funny Completion Of The F *** ing World, which likewise scooped 2 rewards – the big one for drama series, and supporting starlet for Naomi Ackie.

The leading starlet award went to Glenda Jackson, for her role in Elizabeth Is Missing Out On; Will Sharpe, who plays Rodney in Giri/Haji, was called best supporting star, while Sian Clifford beat her on-screen sis and Fleabag developer Phoebe Waller-Bridge to win the female efficiency in a funny program reward.

The reward for news protection went to Sky News, for its reporting on the demonstrations in Hong Kong, whipping competition from ITV News At 10’s election results, Victoria Derbyshire’s Men Who Lost Loved Ones To Knife Criminal activity and Newsnight’s Prince Andrew & & The Epstein Scandal interview.

Broadcast as live on BBC One from a closed-doors studio with simply host Richard Ayoade and a few of the award speakers there personally, the candidates counted on their wifi connections to accept their rewards – and all appeared to go efficiently.

Idris Elba got the night’s unique award, among BAFTA’s leading honours, for his innovative contribution to tv and his work promoting variety and brand-new skill in the market. He applauded his training in east London as he accepted the reward.

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