The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the winners of the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, celebrating and rewarding the very best programs and performances of 2017. The ceremony was hosted by Sue Perkins at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Sean Bean won the BAFTA for Leading Actor for his portrayal of a priest at the centre of a troubled community, in the drama series Broken.
Graham Norton won the sixth BAFTA of his career, winning for Entertainment Performance, his third for The Graham Norton Show.
In the International category, the BAFTA was awarded to The Handmaid’s Tale, the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel.
In the drama categories, Peaky Blinders won the BAFTA for Drama Series, and docudrama Murdered for Being Different was presented with the award for Single Drama.
Casualty was awarded the BAFTA for Soap & Continuing Drama, a category that recognises exceptional talent in delivering long-running continuing dramas. Casualty last one this award in 2007.
The BAFTA for Entertainment Programme was awarded to Britain’s Got Talent for the second time and Murder in Successville, with BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Tom Davis as one of its nominees, received the award for Comedy Entertainment Programme.
Love Island received the BAFTA for Reality & Constructed Factual, and Channel 5 won its first BAFTA since 2011, for Cruising with Jane McDonald in the Features category.
Ambulance received the BAFTA for Factual Series.
The BBC’s Blue Planet II won the publicly voted award, Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment.
Top photo: Sean Bean in BBC’s Broken