BAFTA TV Awards winners: ‘Happy Valley,’ ‘Marvellous,’ ‘True Detective’ …

Unlike last year when the first season of “Broadchurch” dominated the BAFTA TV Awards, this year’s kudos spread the prizes around. Only two of the four programs nominated for three awards each prevailed with the crime drama “Happy Valley” taking Best Drama Series and the biopic “Marvellous” winning Best Single Drama and Best Supporting Actress (Gemma Jones). The other two leading contenders — the Emmy eligible “The Missing” and “Line of Duty” — were shut out. (For the full list of winners click here.)

While “The Missing” will contend at the Emmys as a Limited Series, at the BAFTAs it was nominated in the Best Drama Series category (six to 19 installments) as was “Line of Duty” as well as “Peaky Blinders.” 

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The catch-all drama acting categories pit the players in telefilms, miniseries and series against each other.

“Marvellous” bested the Emmy-eligible “A Poet in New York,” “Common” and “Murdered by My Boyfriend.” However, the latter won the Best Actress award for Georgina Campbell who defeated  Keeley Hawes (“Line of Duty”), Sarah Lancashire (“Happy Valley”) and Sheridan Smith (“Cilla”). 

The Best Mini-Series (defined as two to five episodes) champ was “The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries,” which edged out “Cilla,” “Our World War” and “Prey.”  And this winning entry showcased Best Actor Jason Watkins. He won over last year’s Emmy champ Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock”), current Emmy contender James Nesbitt (“The Missing”) and Toby Jones (“Marvellous”)

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On the comedy front, there was a serious disconnect as all four series nominees — the triumphant “Detectorists” as well as “Harry & Paul’s Story Of The Twos,” “Moone Boy,” and “The Wrong Mans” — were completely snubbed for performance prizes. 

“Rev.” had reaped bids for leads Tom Hollander and Olivia Coleman as did “W1A” for Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes. Hynes won Comedy Actress over Coleman as well as Emmy-eligible Tamsin Greig (“Episodes“) and Catherine Tate (“Catherine Tate’s Nan”). Matt Berry (“Toast of London) took Best Comedy Actor with Brendan O’Carroll (“Mrs. Brown’s Boys Christmas Special”) rounding out that category.

Graham Norton, who once again hosted the tape-delayed kudocast on BBC, won Comedy Entertainment Programme for his self-titled talker over “Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe,” “Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle” and “Would I Lie to You?” However, he lost the Entertainment Performance prize to Ant and Dec for “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway,” which was named Best Entertainment Programme. 

 “True Detective” won the International category over two Netflix series — “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” — and “The Good Wife.”

And “Coronation Street” claimed Best Soap & Continuing Drama for the second year running over “Casualty,””EastEnders” and “Hollyoaks.” 

BAFTA TV Awards: Complete list of winners

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