Happy Valley, Top Boy And More Score At The BAFTA TV Awards 2024

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by Jordan King |
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Awards season may well be over for another year in the world of film, with the Oscars, BAFTAs, and Golden Globes just a distant memory now. But on Sunday evening, one of the biggest nights in British TV, the BAFTA TV Awards — this year hosted by comedians Rob Beckett and Ramesh Ranganathan — took place at London’s Royal Festival Hall. And on a night where the two most nominated shows, Black Mirror and The Crown, failed to snag a single win, Happy Valley, Top Boy, and The Sixth Commandment enjoyed great success in key categories, each taking home two awards apiece.

On the night, Sarah Lancashire won Leading Actress for her all-timer of a turn as police sergeant Catherine Cawood in Happy Valley, her second BAFTA for the same role. The show also snagged the public-voted Memorable Moment award for Catherine and Tommy Lee Royce’s (James Norton) remarkable final kitchen showdown. And, continuing a triumphant evening for the BBC, lacerating true-crime drama The Sixth Commandment scooped Limited Drama as well as a crowd-pleasing first BAFTA win for Timothy Spall, whose delicate performance as Peter Farquhar saw out stiff competition from the likes of Steve Coogan, Brian Cox, and Dominic West in the Leading Actor race.

Elsewhere, Netflix’s east London-set crime drama Top Boy won the biggie, Drama Series, whilst Jasmine Jobson also landed a first BAFTA win, taking home Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Jaq in the show. On the Supporting Actor front, Matthew Macfadyen picked up Succession’s only award of the night, winning his second BAFTA for playing Waystar-Royco’s CEO-elect Tom Wambsgans.

With over a third of the ceremony’s 44 performance nominees being first-timers, special props must also go out to Juice writer-creator-star Mawaan Rizwan and Black Ops co-creator and star Gbemisola Ikumelo, who both won their first BAFTAs last night. They took home gold for Male and Female Performance In A Comedy respectively.

See the full list of the night’s winners below.

Drama Series

The Gold (BBC One)

Happy Valley (BBC One)

Slow Horses (Apple TV+)

Top Boy (Netflix)


The Bear (Disney+)

Beef (Netflix)

Class Act (Netflix)

The Last of Us (Sky Atlantic)

Love & Death (ITVX)

Succession (Sky Atlantic)

Limited Drama

Best Interests (BBC One)

Demon 79, Black Mirror (Netflix)

The Long Shadow (ITV1)

The Sixth Commandment (BBC One)

Leading Actress

Anjana Vassan — Black Mirror (Netflix)

Anne Reid — The Sixth Commandment (BBC One)

Bella Ramsey — The Last of Us (Sky Atlantic)

Helena Bonham Carter — Nolly (ITVX)

Sarah Lancashire — Happy Valley (BBC One)

Sharon Horgan — Best Interests (BBC One)

Leading Actor

Brian Cox — Succession (Sky Atlantic)

Dominic West — The Crown (Netflix)

Kane Robinson — Top Boy (Netflix)

Paapa Essiedu — The Lazarus Project (Sky Max)

Steve Coogan — The Reckoning (BBC One)

Timothy Spall — The Sixth Commandment (BBC One)

Supporting Actress

Elizabeth Debicki — The Crown (Netflix)

Harriet Walter — Succession (Sky Atlantic)

Jasmine Jobson — Top Boy (Netflix)

Lesley Manville — The Crown (Netflix)

Nico Parker — The Last of Us (Sky Atlantic)

Siobhan Finneran — Happy Valley (BBC One)

Supporting Actor

Amit Shah — Happy Valley (BBC One)

Éanna Hardwick — The Sixth Commandment (BBC One)

Harris Dickinson — A Murder At The End of The World (Disney+)

Jack Lowden — Slow Horses (Apple TV+)

Matthew MacFadyen — Succession (Sky Atlantic)

Salim Daw — The Crown (Netflix)

Female Performance In A Comedy Programme

Bridget Christie — The Change (Channel 4)

Gbemisola Ikumelo — Black Ops (BBC One)

Máiréad Tyers — Extraordinary (Disney+)

Roisin Gallagher — The Lovers (Sky Atlantic)

Sofia Oxenham — Extraordinary (Disney+)

Taj Atwal — Hullraisers (Channel 4)

Male Performance In A Comedy Programme

Adjani Salmon — Dreaming Whilst Black (BBC One)

David Tennant — Good Omens (Prime Video)

Hammed Animashaun — Black Ops (BBC One)

Jamie Demetriou — A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou (Netflix)

Joseph Gilgun — Brassic (Sky Max)

Mawaan Rizwan — Juice (BBC Three)

Scripted Comedy

Big Boys (Channel 4)

Dreaming Whilst Black (BBC One)

Extraordinary (Disney+)

Such Brave Girls (BBC Three)

Entertainment Performance

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly — I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! (ITV1)

Big Zuu — Big Zuu’s Big Eats (Dave)

Graham Norton — The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)

Hannah Waddingham — Eurovision Song Contest 2023 (BBC One)

Joe Lycett — Late Night Lycett (Channel 4)

Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan — Rob and Romesh Vs… (Sky Max)

Comedy Entertainment Programme

The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)

Late Night Lycett (Channel 4)

Rob & Romesh Vs … (Sky Max)

Would I Lie To You? (BBC One)

Entertainment Programme

Hannah Waddingham: Home For Christmas (Apple TV)

Later with Jools Holland (BBC Two)

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC One)

Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One)

Factual Entertainment

Celebrity Race Across The World (BBC One)

The Dog House (Channel 4)

Endurance: Race To The Pole (Channel 5)

Portrait Artist of the Year (Sky Arts)

Factual Series

Dublin Narcos (Sky Documentaries)

Evacuation (Channel 4)

Lockerbie (Sky Documentaries)

Once Upon A Time In Northern Ireland (BBC Two)

Single Documentary

David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived (Sky Documentaries)

Ellie Simmonds: Finding My Secret Family (ITV1)

Hatton (Sky Crime)

Vjeran Tomic: The Spider-man of Paris (Netflix)


Banged Up (Channel 4)

Married at First Sight (E4)

My Mum, Your Dad (ITV1)

Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix)

Specialist Factual

Chimp Empire (Netflix)

The Enfield Poltergeist (Apple TV+)

Forced Out (Sky Documentaries)

White Nanny, Black Child (Channel 5)

Live Event

The Coronation Concert (BBC One)

Eurovision Song Contest (BBC One)

Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance (BBC One)

Short Film

Mobility (BBC Three)

The Skewer: Three Twisted Years (BBC iPlayer)

Stealing Ukraine’s Children: Inside Russia’s Camps (Vice)

Where It Ends (BBC Three)


Cheltenham Festival Day One (ITV1)

MOTD Live: Fifa Women’s World Cup 2023 (BBC One)

Wimbledon 2023: Men’s Final (BBC One)

News Coverage

Channel 4 News: Inside Gaza, Israel and Hamas at War (Channel 4)

Sky News: Inside Myanmar, The Hidden War (Sky News)

Sky News: Israel/Hamas War (Sky News)

Current Affairs

Inside Russia: Traitors and Heros – Storyville (BBC Two)

Putin Vs The West (BBC Two)

Russell Brand: In Plain Sight (Channel 4)

The Shamima Begum Story (BBC Two)


Loose Women and Men (ITV1)

Lorraine (ITV1)

Make It At Market (BBC One)

Scam Interceptors (BBC One)


Casualty (BBC One)

Eastenders (BBC One)

Emmerdale (ITV1)

P&O Cruises Memorable Moment

Beckham: David teases Victoria about her “working class” upbringing (Netflix)

Doctor Who: Ncuti Gatwa being revealed as the 15th Doctor (BBC One)

Happy Valley****: Catherine Cawood and Tommy Lee Royce’s final kitchen showdown (BBC One)

The Last of Us: Bill and Frank’s Story (Sky Atlantic)

The Piano: 13-year old Lucy stuns commuters with jaw-dropping piano performance (Channel 4)

Succession: Logan Roy’s death (Sky Atlantic)

BAFTA Special Award

Lorraine Kelly

BAFTA Fellowship

Baroness Floella Benjamin

And for the BAFTA Television Craft Award winners, announced at an earlier ceremony in April, please head here.

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