Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper awarded Breakthrough Talent for This Country and journalist Kate Adie honoured with Bafta Fellowship. 

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) celebrated the best talent in television for programmes and performances at the Awards last night in London. 

Kate Adie

Journalist Kate Adie: Bafta Fellowship winner

The Fellowship, the highest accolade the Academy bestows, was presented to Kate Adie OBE for her groundbreaking news journalism and reporting from hostile environments around the world.

The award for Breakthrough Talent honoured siblings Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper for the best emerging writers for comedy series This Country, Daisy May Cooper was also awarded best Female Performance in Comedy Programme.

The Bafta for Leading Actress was awarded to another Breakthrough Brit, Molly Windsor, for her performance in Three Girls. The drama also won Mini-Series, adding to the three Bafta it won at the British Academy Television Craft Awards in April this year.

Sean Bean won the Bafta for Leading Actor for his portrayal of a priest at the centre of a troubled community, in the drama series Broken.

In the Supporting Actor category, BrÍan F. O’Byrne was recognised for his performance as a bereaved father in Little Boy Blue, a depiction of the true story of the murder of Rhys Jones.

Vanessa Kirby took home the Bafta for Supporting Actress for her role as Princess Margaret in The Crown.

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Behind the scenes with BBC’s Detectorists: Toby Jones awarded Bafta for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

The Bafta for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme was awarded to Toby Jones for his performance in Detectorists.

Graham Norton won the sixth Bafta of his career, winning Entertainment Performance, his third for The Graham Norton Show.

In the International category, the Bafta was awarded to The Handmaid’s Tale, the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel.

In the drama categories, Peaky Blinders won the Bafta for Drama Series, and documentary-drama Murdered for Being Different was presented with the award for Single Drama.

Casualty was awarded for Soap and Continuing Drama, a category that recognises exceptional talent in delivering long-running dramas. 

The award for Entertainment Programme was awarded to Britain’s Got Talent for the second time and Murder in Successville, with Breakthrough Brit Tom Davis as one of its nominees, received the award for Comedy Entertainment Programme.

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 Bafta Reality and Constructed Factual winner: ITV’s Love Island

Love Island was awarded Reality & Constructed Factual, and Channel 5 won its first Bafta since 2011, for Cruising with Jane McDonald in the Features category.

The first winner of the Short Form Programme category, introduced this year to recognise programmes of between three and 20 minutes, was awarded to seaside comedy-drama Morgana Robinson’s Summer.

News Coverage was awarded to Sky News’ The Rohingya Crisis, and the award for Current Affairs was presented to Undercover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets (Panorama).

Ambulance won Factual Series, Single Documentary was awarded to Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad and Basquiat – Rage to Riches won the award for Specialist Factual

The Grand National won the Sport category, while the award for Live Event was presented to World War One Remembered: Passchendaele, following its two Bafta wins at the recent Craft Awards.

The Special Award was presented to John Motson OBE in recognition of his outstanding contribution to sports broadcasting. Motson leaves the BBC today at the end of a 50-year career.

Visit the Bafta complete list of nominees and award winners here