In the first year that BAFTA allowed nominations from streaming services, with The Crown going into TV Awards night with an unbeaten five nominations, it was the traditional broadcasters who dominated, with Netflix going home empty-handed.
BBC One’s Happy Valley winning Best Drama Series and Best Leading Actress for Sarah Lancashire.
The only other production to win two awards from BAFTA members was Damilola, Our Loved Boy, which was named the Best Single Drama, as well as taking the Best Supporting Actress honours, for Wunmi Mosaku.
Best Leading Actor did go to a show that was made for a digital-only channel, but a freely available one; Adeel Akhtar for BBC Three’s one-off drama, Murdered By My Father.
Tom Hollander – unexpectedly, the only nominee for The Night Manager – took home the prize for the Best Supporting Actor.
The Best Mini-Series award went to Channel 4’s National Treasure, about a veteran entertainer, accused of historical sex abuse. The Best Continuing Drama or Soap went to ITV’s Emmerdale.
The comedy categories saw Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-bridge take the award for the Best Female Performance, while an old favourite took the male equivalent, as Steve Coogan was honoured for Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle.
Accepting his award for the Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme for his 2016 Wipe, Charlie Brooker suggested that “By the time we get to 2017 Wipe, hopefully we’ll have a less awful year to summarise.” The Best Scripted Comedy award went to People Just Do Nothing.
Micheal McIntyre was given the Best Entertainment Performance award for his Big Show, while the Best Entertainnment Programme award went to Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
The pair picked up a second award for fronting ITV’s coverage of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, dedicating that win to the Queen herself. Other factual categories saw prizes go to Victoria Derbyshire’s BBC News coverage of allegations of sex abuse in football, Planet Earth 2 and BBC Two’s Hillsborough documentary. Who Do You Think You Are? won the BAFTA for Best Features Programme.
The international BAFTA went to The People V OJ Simpson.
The evening ended with Joanna Lumley being presented with BAFTA’s highest honour, its Fellowship, by her Absolutely Fabulous co-star Jennifer Saunders. Lumley told the audience that she felt like she was in paradise, keeping the company she’d wanted to keep since she was young. “I wanted to be with people who left race and religion and age and gender and shoe size and things outside the door when they come in. People who are in our profession don’t have those discriminations,” she said.
Here is the full list of winners from the 2017 ceremony to honour British TV achievements from 2016:
COMEDY & COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
CHARLIE BROOKER’S 2016 WIPE Production Team – House of Tomorrow/BBC Two
TEENAGE PRISON ABUSE EXPOSED (PANORAMA) Production Team – BBC Productions/BBC One
HAPPY VALLEY Sally Wainwright, Juliet Charlesworth, Nicola Shindler, Neasa Hardiman – Red Production Company/BBC One
MICHAEL MCINTYRE Michael McIntyre’s Big Show – Hungry McBear/BBC One
ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY Production Team – ITV Studios/Mitre Television/ITV
EXODUS: OUR JOURNEY TO EUROPE Production Team – KEO Films/The Open University/BBC Two
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Colette Flight, Sarah Feltes, Anna Kirkwood, Helen Nixon – Wall to Wall Media/BBC One
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE Fleabag – Two Brothers Pictures/BBC Three
THE PEOPLE V OJ SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson – Fox 21 Television Studios/FX Productions/BBC Two
ADEEL AKHTAR Murdered by My Father – BBC Studios/BBC Three
SARAH LANCASHIRE Happy Valley – Red Production Company/BBC One
THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Production Team – ITV Studios/Spun Gold Television/ITV
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
STEVE COOGAN Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle – Baby Cow Productions/Sky Atlantic
NATIONAL TREASURE George Ormond, Marc Munden, Jack Thorne, John Chapman – The Forge/Channel 4
VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE: FOOTBALLERS’ ABUSE Victoria Derbyshire, Louisa Compton, Jo Adnitt – BBC News/BBC Two
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
MUSLIMS LIKE US Kieran Smith, Nicholas Packer, Oliver Manley, Mobeen Azhar – Love Productions/BBC Two
PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING Production Team – Roughcut TV/BBC Three
HILLSBOROUGH Production Team – Very Much So Productions/Passion Pictures/BBC Two
DAMILOLA, OUR LOVED BOY Levi David Addai, Euros Lyn, Susan Horth, Colin Barr – Minnow Films/BBC One
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
EMMERDALE Production Team – ITV Studios/ITV
PLANET EARTH II Michael Gunton, Tom Hugh-Jones, Elizabeth White, David Attenborough – BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
THE OPEN Production Team – Sky Sports/European Tour Productions/Sky Sports 1
TOM HOLLANDER The Night Manager – The Ink Factory/Demarest/Character Seven/BBC One
WUNMI MOSAKU Damilola, Our Loved Boy – Minnow Films/BBC One
VIRGIN TV’S MUST-SEE MOMENT
PLANET EARTH II: Snakes vs Iguana Chase – BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One