Drumroll: This year’s winners of the Bafta TV awards

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Drumroll: This year’s winners of the Bafta TV awards
<p>Aimee Lou Wood, Bafta awards 2021</p> (AP)

Aimee Lou Wood, Bafta awards 2021


Normal People actor Paul Mescal and I May Destroy You’s Michaela Coel are among the winners at this year’s Bafta TV Awards.

Mescal hailed the “life-changing” impact the BBC hit series had on him after he won best leading actor while Coel dedicated her lead actress win to the intimacy coordinator of her sexual consent drama.

Gongs were handed out during Sunday’s ceremony which took place in front of a live but socially distanced audience of nominees at Television Centre in west London.

Diversity’s Black Lives Matter routine on Britain’s Got Talent won best must-see moment, the only Bafta award voted for by the public.

Sky Arts series Life & Rhymes was the surprise winner of the entertainment programme gong, beating Saturday night staples Strictly Come Dancing, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and The Masked Singer.

Meanwhile Casualty was named best soap or continuing drama, just days after the BBC announced its spin-off show Holby City will end next year.

The medical drama defeated Coronation Street, EastEnders and Hollyoaks.

Amid snubs and surprises, there was disappointment for royal drama The Crown, which had been nominated for four prizes but left empty handed.

Catherine Zeta-Jones presented the Bafta for best single drama, awarded to BBC One’s Sitting In Limbo. Meanwhile Sky Atlantic’s Save Me Too won best drama series on the night.

Rakie Ayola wins Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Anthony (AP)
Rakie Ayola wins Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Anthony (AP)

Full list of 2021 Bafta winners

  • Comedy Entertainment Programme: The Big Narstie Show

  • Current Affairs: America’s War On Abortion, Exposure

  • Daytime: The Great House Giveaway

  • Drama Series: Save Me Too

  • Entertainment Performance: Romesh Ranganathan, The Ranganation

  • Entertainment Programme: Life & Rhymes

  • Factual Series: Once Upon A Time In Iraq

  • Features: Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace

  • Female Performance In A Comedy Programme: Aimee Lou Wood - Sex Education

  • International: Welcome To Chechnya: The Gay Purge (Storyville)

  • Leading Actor: Paul Mescal, Normal People

  • Leading Actress: Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

  • Male Performance In A Comedy Programme: Charlie Cooper, This Country

  • Mini-series: I May Destroy You

  • News Coverage: Sky News, Inside Idlib

  • Reality & Constructed Factual: The School That Tried To End Racism

  • Scripted Comedy: Inside No 9

  • Short-form Programme: They Saw The Sun First

  • Single Documentary: Locked In: Breaking The Silence, Storyville

  • Single Drama: Sitting In Limbo

  • Soap & Continuing Drama: Casualty

  • Specialist Factual: The Surgeon’s Cut

  • Live Event: Springwatch 2020

  • Sport: England v West Indies Test cricket

  • Supporting Actor: Malachi Kirby - Small Axe

  • Supporting Actress: Rakie Ayola - Anthony

  • Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment: Britain’s Got Talent, Diversity

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