The British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards honour the best British and international contribution to TV from the previous year with the British Academy Television Awards.

Better known as the BAFTA TV awards, the 2017 ceremony was held on Sunday, May 14 and was hosted by Sue Perkins while Graham Norton recovered from Eurovision.

The awards ceremony took place at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank and was broadcast on the BBC.

A full list of winners is below.

Best Actor:

Adeel Akhtar – Murdered by My Father (BBC Three)

Best Actress:

Sarah Lancashire – Happy Valley (BBC One)

Best Supporting Actor:

Tom Hollander – The Night Manager (BBC One)

Best Supporting Actress:

Wunmi Mosaku – Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC One)

Best Male Comedy Performance:

Steve Coogan – Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle (Sky Atlantic)

Best Female Comedy Performance:

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag (BBC Three)

Best Entertainment Performance:

Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC One)

 Best Single Drama:

Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC One)

Best Mini-Series:

National Treasure (Channel 4)

Best Drama Series:

Happy Valley (BBC One)

Best Soap and Continuing Drama:

Emmerdale (ITV)

Best International Programme:

American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson (FX) / (BBC Two)

Best Factual Series or Strand:

Exodus: Our Journey to Europe (BBC Two)

Huw Wheldon Award for Specialist Factual:

Planet Earth II (BBC One)

Flaherty Award for Single Documentary:

Hillsborough (BBC Two)

Best Feature:

Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC One)

Best Reality and Constructed Factual:

Muslims Like Us (BBC Two)

Best Current Affairs:

Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed – Panorama (BBC One)

Virgin’s Must-See Moments:

Planet Earth II – “Snakes v iguanas chase”

About BAFTAs

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.

In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – featuring workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes – in the UK, USA and Asia; it offers unique access to the world’s most inspiring talent and connects with a global audience of all ages and backgrounds.

BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, television and games production, visit For more, visit

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