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Bafta TV Awards: Britain’s Acquired Expertise, Love Island and Blue Planet II win

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Picture caption Amanda Holden, Declan Donnelly and Alesha Dixon had been there to simply accept BGT’s prize

Britain’s Acquired Expertise, Love Island and Blue Planet II had been among the many winners at this yr’s Bafta Tv Awards.

Declan Donnelly was on the ceremony to simply accept the leisure programme prize for Britain’s Acquired Expertise – however co-host Ant McPartlin wasn’t there.

Love Island received its first ever Bafta, for greatest actuality present, whereas Casualty scooped its first Bafta for 11 years, for greatest cleaning soap or persevering with drama.

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Picture caption Love Island host Caroline Flack with the present’s Bafta

Sir David Attenborough picked up Blue Planet II’s Should See Second prize.

That was the one award voted for by viewers, and it was for the scene showing a mother pilot whale refusing to let go of her dead calf.

Sir David instructed viewers: “We got down to attempt to present the seas, the oceans, for what they’re – their magnificence, their surprise, their splendour, their intricacy.

“But additionally the reality about what what we’re doing to them. The truth that that one specific second rang a bell within the minds and consciences of individuals all through this nation is one thing that pleases all of us greater than I can say.”

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Picture caption Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II has had a far-reaching impression

Two Ant and Dec exhibits had been nominated within the leisure programme class – Ant & Dec’s Saturday Evening Takeaway and Britain’s Acquired Expertise.

In the long run, BGT received. Dec went on stage with the present’s staff to simply accept the award, however he did not converse from the rostrum. Ant missed the occasion as a result of he is taking “day off” following his drink-driving conviction.

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Elsewhere, Three Women, based mostly on the Rochdale abuse scandal, received two prizes – greatest mini-series and greatest actress for Molly Windsor.

She instructed the ceremony: “Three Women was born out of the braveness of the actual three women, and the actual Holly, Amber and Ruby who instructed their story again and again and over and instructed it once more to us.

“I simply wish to say thanks for recognising how selfless that’s and the way courageous that’s.”

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Picture caption Rio Ferdinand’s documentary about life after the dying of his spouse received greatest single documentary

Three Women was one among a string of dramas impressed by real-life crimes to be honoured. Murdered For Being Totally different, concerning the homicide of Sophie Lancaster in 2007, was named greatest single drama.

And Brian F O’Byrne, who performed the daddy of murdered Rhys Jones in ITV’s docudrama Little Boy Blue, was named greatest supporting actor.

He devoted the award to Rhys, who was 11 when he was shot useless in Liverpool in 2007.

“It is sort of troublesome to get an award to play someone who resides and who’s at dwelling tonight, just like the final 10 years, struggling grief for the lack of their baby,” he mentioned.

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Picture caption Daisy Might Cooper wore a Swindon City gown to the ceremony

Gangster epic Peaky Blinders beat exhibits like Line of Responsibility and The Crown to the coveted prize for greatest drama sequence.

Peaky Blinders, which has gone from power to power over 4 sequence, had by no means received a Bafta TV Award earlier than and had only one nomination this yr.

Creator Steven Knight mentioned the win “means rather a lot to all the staff” – however did categorical his disappointment on the truth its stars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson weren’t nominated.

“Quickly perhaps they are going to be right here as effectively as a result of I feel they should be,” he mentioned.

Line of Responsibility, which had led the nominations with 4, ended up empty-handed.

BBC Three mockumentary This Nation received two awards – greatest scripted comedy and greatest feminine efficiency in a comedy programme for Daisy Might Cooper.

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Picture caption Vanessa Kirby received greatest supporting actress for enjoying Princess Margaret in The Crown

Different winners included:

  • Main actor: Sean Bean – Damaged
  • Supporting actress: Vanessa Kirby – The Crown
  • Leisure efficiency: Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Present
  • Male efficiency in a comedy programme: Toby Jones – Detectorists
  • Characteristic: Cruising with Jane McDonald
  • Single documentary: Rio Ferdinand – Being Mum and Dad
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Bafta TV Awards: Britain's Acquired Expertise, Love Island and Blue Planet II win

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Media captionTv stars placed on the glamour for the Bafta TV Awards

The ceremony at London’s Royal Pageant Corridor was hosted by Sue Perkins, who delivered a gap monologue that put a deal with politics, gender equality and revelations about sexual harassment and abuse within the leisure trade.

Mentioning Jodie Whittaker’s casting as the primary feminine Physician in Physician Who, she joked: “I feel Jodie is the proper alternative… if anybody has expertise preventing off grotesque monsters, it is an actress.”

Lots of the company wore badges on the pink carpet in help of the Time’s Up motion.

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