It was a triumphant night for Michaela Coel and her powerful drama I May Destroy You at last night’s Bafta television awards.
But there was disappointment for royal drama The Crown, which had been nominated for four prizes but left empty handed.
Josh O’Connor, who was nominated in the leading actor category for his turn as the Prince of Wales, was defeated by Normal People’s Paul Mescal, while Tobias Menzies, who plays the Duke of Edinburgh, lost out on the supporting actor prize to Small Axe’s Malachi Kirby.
Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Princess Margaret, was pipped to the supporting actress prize by Rakie Ayola for Anthony while Save Me Too beat the show to the drama series prize.
Kirby’s win was the only prize taken by Sir Steve McQueen’s anthology series, despite leading the nominations for the ceremony with six nods.
It had previously dominated at Bafta’s craft awards, where it won five awards, for makeup and hair design, costume design, production design, photography and lighting (fiction) and scripted casting.
Sky Arts series Life & Rhymes was the surprise winner of the entertainment programme gong, beating Saturday night staples Strictly Come Dancing, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and The Masked Singer.
Meanwhile Casualty was named best soap or continuing drama, just days after the BBC announced its spin-off show Holby City will end next year.
The medical drama defeated Coronation Street, EastEnders and Hollyoaks.
Here is a full list of all the winners:
– Comedy Entertainment Programme
The Big Narstie Show
– Current Affairs
America’s War On Abortion (Exposure)
The Great House Giveaway
– Drama Series
Save Me Too
– Entertainment Performance
Romesh Ranganathan – The Ranganation
– Entertainment Programme
Life & Rhymes
– Factual Series
Once Upon A Time In Iraq
Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace
– Female Performance In A Comedy Programme
Aimee Lou Wood – Sex Education
Welcome To Chechnya: The Gay Purge (Storyville)
– Leading Actor
Paul Mescal – Normal People
– Leading Actress
Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You
– Male Performance In A Comedy Programme
Charlie Cooper – This Country
I May Destroy You
– News Coverage
Sky News: Inside Idlib
– Reality & Constructed Factual
The School That Tried To End Racism
– Scripted Comedy
Inside No 9
– Short-form Programme
They Saw The Sun First
– Single Documentary
Locked In: Breaking The Silence (Storyville)
– Single Drama
Sitting In Limbo
– Soap & Continuing Drama
– Specialist Factual
The Surgeon’s Cut
England v West Indies Test cricket
– Supporting Actor
Malachi Kirby – Small Axe
– Supporting Actress
Rakie Ayola – Anthony
– Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment (voted for by the public)
Britain’s Got Talent – Diversity perform a routine inspired by the events of 2020