BAFTA 2017 TV Winners: Complete List

11:19 AM 5/14/2017

by Alex Ritman

Netflix's 'The Crown' was shut out as 'Happy Valley' took best drama series and best actress.

'Happy Valley'
'Happy Valley'

The great and good of the British television industry turned out in force at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sunday night for the biggest date on the U.K.'s small screen calendar, the BAFTA TV Awards.

Netflix's big-budget royal drama The Crown went into the night – the U.K.'s equivalent of the Emmy's – leading the pack, with five nominations, but emerged empty handed.

Instead, it was the BBC's Happy Valley that came away the winner on a night where the love was largely spread wide, winning best drama and best actress for Sarah Lancashire. Elsewhere, Phoebe Waller-Bridge claimed the best female performance in a comedy program award for Fleabag and The Night Manager’s Tom Hollander went home with the best supporting actor award. Best actor went to Adeel Akhtar, who pipped Benedict Cumberbatch in the category.

"It was an incredible night for the BBC, and I want to thank all the winners for their contribution to British television – the sheer quality on display is inspiring, and I feel honored to lead BBC Content on such top creative form," said Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content.

The BAFTA ceremony – hosted by former Great British Bake Off Host Sue Perkins – wasn’t short of laughs. Arguably the biggest came when Cuba Gooding Jnr – who collected the best international award for The People vs OJ Simpson – presented another award by saying: “And the winner goes to… Moonlight.” (a joke likely to be made in awards ceremonies for the next few years).

The night ended with Joanna Lumley being awarded BAFTA's highest honor, the BAFTA Fellowship. The TV icon used the opportunity to praise her Absolutely Fabulous collaborator Jennifer Saunders.

"You write it, I just do it," she said.

See the main winners list below.


  • Drama Series

    'Happy Valley'
    'Happy Valley'
    Ben Blackall/Netflix

    Happy Valley - WINNER
    The Crown
    The Durrells
    War & Peace

  • Leading Actress

    Sarah Lancashire in 'Happy Valley'
    Sarah Lancashire in 'Happy Valley'

    Claire Foy, The Crown 
    Jodie Comer, Thirteen 
    Nikki Amuka-Bird, NW
    Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley - WINNER


  • Leading Actor

    Benedict Cumberbatch
    Benedict Cumberbatch
    Getty Images

    Adeel Akhtar, Murdered by My Father - WINNER
    Babou Ceesay, Damilola, Our Loved Boy
    Benedict Cumberbatch, The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses 
    Robbie Coltrane, National Treasure

  • Supporting Actress

    Nicola Walker, Last Tango in Halifax 
    Siobhan Finneran, Happy Valley
    Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
    Wunmi Mosaku, Damilola, Our Loved Boy - WINNER

  • Supporting Actor

    'The Night Manager'
    'The Night Manager'
    Courtesy of AMC

    Daniel Mays, Line of Duty
    Jared Harris, The Crown
    John Lithgow, The Crown
    Tom Hollander, The Night Manager - WINNER


  • International

    'The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story'
    'The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story'
    Courtesy of Prashant Gupta/FX

    The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story WINNER
    The Night Of
    Stranger Things

  • Female Performance in a Comedy Program

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge in 'Fleabag'
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge in 'Fleabag'

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag - WINNER
    Diane Morgan, Cunk on Shakespeare
    Lesley Manville, Mum
    Olivia Colman, Fleabag

  • Male Performance in a Comedy Program

    Steve Coogan
    Steve Coogan
    AP Images/Invision

    Asim Chaudhry, People Just do Nothing
    David Mitchell, Upstart Crow
    Harry Enfield, The Windsors
    Steve Coogan, Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle - WINNER

  • Mini-Series

    'National Treasure'
    'National Treasure'
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    The Hollow Crown, The Wars of the Roses
    National Treasure - WINNER
    The Secret
    The Witness for the Prosecution


  • Scripted Comedy

    Luke Varley

    People Just do Nothing -