'Peaky Blinders' wins big at BAFTA Television Awards


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will honor voice performer Nolan North, best known as Uncharted's quip-happy protagonist Nathan Drake, with a Special Award later this year.

Peaky Blinders saw off competition from Channel 4's profane comic book adaptation End of the F***ing World and BBC's Line of Duty, which along with The Crown was tipped to take the award. "But let me say I'll just be putting in half the effort".

Claire Foy again missed out in the lead actress category as Molly Windsor won for her performance in Three Girls. I don't think [the abuse] will ever leave any of them, but she is fearless enough to go through it again with us to film it.

At the star-studded event, Declan Donnelly took to the stage, without his partner Ant McPartlin for the first time, to pick up the award for Best Entertainment Programme for BGT.

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The Best Actor accolade was given to Sean Bean for Broken, Best Supporting Actress to Vanessa Kirby for The Crown and Supporting Actor to Brian F. O'Byrne for Little Boy Blue.

The 30-year-old won best supporting actress for her portrayal of Princess Margaret.

The award for factual series went to Ambulance, and Love Island won for reality or constructed factual.

BBC Three comedy This Country picked up two gongs at the ceremony, with star Daisy May Cooper landing the female performance in a comedy programme prize, while the show won the scripted comedy award. All the winners in the acting categories were white and none of the shows with majority black or minority ethnic casts were successful. The program had already won three BAFTAs back at the April 22 British Academy Television Craft Awards.