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Bafta Television AwardsWith all the hoopla usually accompanied by the American Emmy Awards, the Bafta TV Awards honors the best in British television each year with a bevy of star appearances.

This year, the 2018 BAFTA Television Awards was televised live on Sunday May 13, 2018 on BBC One at 8PM from London’s Royal Festival Hall, and preceded by a live red carpet special beginning at 5PM on Facebook and YouTube..

2018 Bafta TV Award nominees (see below) were announced on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The Crown and Black Mirror are among this year's heavy contenders, along with Line of Duty and Three Girls with three nominations each.

Returning to host this year's ceremony for the second time in a row was former Great British Bake Off host, Sue Perkins. Love Island narrator, Iain Stirling, for the first time ever provided a live voiceover for the ceremony.

Just up ahead, check out a complete list of winners at the 2018 Bafta TV Awards along with Bafta TV Awards fun facts and trivia, and related resources around the Web,


Julie Walters 2014 (cropped)
Mrs. Weasley for the win.

DID YOU KNOW? Bafta TV Awards fun facts

• Actress Julie Walters (also known as Mrs. Weasley in the Harry Potter films) is the most successful recipient of the BAFTA TV Best Actress award with 7 nominations and four wins.

• Actor Harry Gabon (another Harry Potter alumnus who played Professor Dumbledore) holds the record for Best Actor with four wins at the BAFTA TV Awards.

• Coronation Street is the most successful soap opera in BAFTA TV history, having taken home 10 awards in total.

• In 1991, a major scandal involved the Best Drama award when Prime Suspect beat G.B.H. to win. But a majority of the voting panel later swore that they had voted for G.B.H. The discrepancy was never explained, and to this day "Baftagate" remains one of television's great mysteries.

 

2018 BAFTA TV Nominees & * Winners

 

Drama series:

* Peaky Blinders (BBC)
The Crown (Netflix)
End of the F***ing World (Channel 4)
Line of Duty (BBC One)

Leading actress:

* Molly Windsor – Three Girls (BBC One)
Claire Foy - The Crown (Netflix)
Sinead Keenan – Little Boy Blue (ITV)
Thandie Newton – Line of Duty (BBC One) 

Leading actor:

* Sean Bean – Broken (BBC)
Jack Rowan - Born To Kill (Channel 4)
Joe Cole – Hang The DJ: Black Mirror (Netflix)
Tim Pigott-Smith – King Charles III (BBC) 

Supporting actor:

* Brian F O’Byrne – Little Boy Blue (ITV)
Adrian Dunbar – Line of Duty (BBC One)
Anupam Kher - The Boy with the Top Knot (BBC Two)
Jimmi Simpson - USS Callister: Black Mirror (Netflix) 

Supporting actress:

* Vanessa Kirby – The Crown (Netflix)
Anna Friel - Broken (BBC One)
Julie Hesmondhalgh - Broadchurch (ITV)
Liv Hill – Three Girls (BBC One)

Female performance in a comedy programme:

* Daisy May Cooper – This Country (BBC Three)
Anna Maxwell Martin – Motherland (BBC Two)
Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe (Channel 4)
Sian Gibson – Peter Kay’s Car Share (Channel 4) 

Male performance in a comedy programme:

* Toby Jones – Detectorists (BBC Four) 
Asim Chaundry – People Just Do Nothing (BBC Three)
Rob Brydon – The Trip to Spain (BBC)
Samson Kayo – Famalam (BBC Three)

Entertainment performance:

* Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)
Adam Hill - The Last Leg (Channel 4)
Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC One)
Sandi Toksvig – QI (BBC Two)

International:

* Handmaid’s Tale (Channel 4)
Big Little Lies (Sky Atlantic)
Feud: Bette and Joan (BBC Two)
The Vietnam War (BBC) 

Specialist factual:

* Basquiat: Rage to Riches (BBC Two)
Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain (BBC Two)
Blue Planet II (BBC One)
Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents (BBC Two)

Reality and constructed factual:

* Love Island (ITV)
Celebrity Hunted (Channel 4)
Old People’s Home For Four-Year Olds (Channel 4)
The Real Full Monty (ITV) 

Current affairs:

* Undercover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets – Panorama (BBC One)
Raped: My Story (Channel 5)
Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad - Dispatches (Channel 4)
White Right: Meeting The Enemy – Exposure (ITV) 

Entertainment programme:

* Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)
Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)
Michael Mcintyre’s Big Show (BBC One)
The Voice UK (ITV) 

Scripted comedy:

* This Country (BBC Three)
Catastrophe (Channel 4)
Chewing Gum (Channel 4)
Timewasters (ITV2) 

Comedy and comedy entertainment programme:

* Murder In Successville (BBC Three)
Taskmaster (Dave)
The Last Leg (Channel 4)
Would I Lie to You (BBC One) 

Factual series:

* Ambulance (BBC One)
Catching A Killer (Channel 4)
Drugsland (BBC Three)
Hospital (BBC Two)

Features:

* Cruising With Jane McDonald (Channel 5)
Antiques Roadshow (BBC One)
No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kid Go Gender Free? (BBC Two)
The Secret Life of the Zoo (Channel 4) 

News coverage:

* The Rohingya Crisis (Sky) 
The Battle For Mosul (Sky)
The Grenfell Tower Fire (Channel 4)
The Grenfell Tower Fire (ITV)

Single documentary:

* Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad (BBC One) 
Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me (BBC Two)
Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia (BBC Two)
One Deadly Weekend in America (BBC Three)

Single drama:

* Murdered For Being Different (BBC Three)
Against The Law (BBC Two)
Hang The DJ: Black Mirror (Netflix)
King Charles III (BBC Two)

Sport:

* The Grand National (ITV)
Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko (Sky)
Six Nations: Wales v England (BBC One)
Uefa Women’s Euro Semi-final (Channel 4) 

Mini-series:

* Three Girls (BBC One) 
Howards End (BBC One)
The Moorside (ITV)
The State (Channel 4)

Virgin’s Must-See Moments:

* Blue Planet II - Mother Pilot Whale Grieves (BBC One)
Love Island - Stormzy Makes a Surprise Appearance (ITV 2)
Game of Thrones - Viserion is Killed by the Night King (Sky Atlantic)
Doctor Who - The Thirteenth Doctor Revealed (BBC One)
Love Manchester – Ariana Grande Sings ‘One Last Time’ (BBC One)
Line of Duty - Huntley’s Narrow Escape (BBC One)


More about the Bafta TV Awards around the Web:

Just up ahead, check out the rest of the Web for more history and BAFTA TV trivia, current news and information, along with picture & photo galleries chronicling the UK's highest award for best performances on the small screen.

BAFTA Television Awards - The official site of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts with related feature stories and interviews,nominees, current contenders, winners, photos.

British Academy Television Awards - Good, background history and a complete list of BAFTA Television award categories & winners dating back to the 1950's, with related resources, from Wikipedia.

British Academy of Film and Television Arts - Overview from the Museum of Broadcast Communications on how it all began with historical highlights, membership, determination of nominees and details on the awards.

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