Drama series In My Skin, mini-series Time and single drama (made-for-TV movie) Together were some of the big winners from the 2022 BAFTA TV Awards held Sunday at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank and hosted for the third consecutive year by British actor and comedian Richard Ayoade.
Sean Bean and Jodie Comer were named leading actor and actress for their performances in Time and Help, respectively. Both actors have previously won, Comer for her performance as Villanelle in BBC One’s Killing Eve in 2019 and Bean for playing Michael Kerrigan on BBC One’s Broken in 2018.
ITV’s very long-running Coronation Street – it first debuted in 1960 – won for best soap opera or continuing drama.
Matthew Macfadyen was named best supporting actor for his work in HBO/Sky’s Succession, while Cathy Tyson won best supporting actress for her performance in Help, alongside Comer.
Popular Channel 4 and HBO mini-series It’s A Sin was shut out after scoring 11 nominations, including best actor for lead Olly Alexander and Lydia West for best actress. Also shut out was HBO and Sky’s Landscapers, starring multiple Oscar winner Olivia Colman and David Thewlis, after grabbing 7 mentions.
On the comedy side, Motherland won best scripted comedy. Sophie Willian was named best actress in a comedy program for playing Alma in Alma’s Not Normal, while Jamie Demetriou won best actor in a comedy for his performance in Stath Lets Flats, which he also created and co-writes.
Oscar winner Barry Jenkins’ Underground Railroad was named best international series.
Big Zuu’s Big Eats and Big Zuu won for features and entertainment performance, while The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan was named best comedy entertainment program, beating out the likes of The Graham Norton Show. Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway won its fourth TV BAFTA in the entertainment program category.
ITV took both of the news awards with best news coverage going to ITV News at Ten Storming of the Capital, and best current affairs presented to Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin (Exposure).
In the factual/documentary categories, BBC’s Uprising, executive produced by Oscar winner Steve McQueen, won for factual series. McQueen used his time at the podium to lobby for the BBC and Channel 4 to remain publicly funded and independent. The British government has been slashing the BBC’s funding, while Channel 4 is to be privatized.
Documentary film My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years in Afghanistan won single documentary and series The Missing Children won for specialist factual.
Finally, coverage of Formula 1’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix triumphed in sport, while The Earthshot Prize 2021, featuring a speech from Prince William, won for live event.
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