Bafta Tv Awards 2017: List of winners, nominations

Recently a big cinematic event has been organised at Royal Festival Hall in London on 14 May 2017, namely British Academy Television Awards shortly BAFTA tv awards hosted by Sue Perkins. It is one of the best tv award given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts abbreviated by BAFTA. The nominations were announced on 11 April with The Crown which nominated for five awards. The BAFTA fellowship was awarded to Joanna Lumely.

Also the 2017 British Academy Television Craft Awards were held on 23 April 2017.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity whose mission is to support and promote and develop film, television, game in United Kingdom.

The founding Chairman of BAFTA, is well known Director David Lean, and its currently chaired by Anne Morrison. The Best Years of Our Lives, Odd Man Out and The World Is Rich are the first films honoured in the inaugural ceremony of BAFTA awards in May 1949. 

IN 1976, HM The Queen, The Duke of Edinburg, The Royal Princess and The Earl Mountbatten of Burma officially opened the headquarters of BAFTA at 195, Picadilly, London.

The BAFTA is funded by, its 6500 worldwide members subscriptions, individual donations and trust.

BAFTA runs a number of scholarship programmes accross UK, US and in Asia. From the time of launching UK programme in 2012, BAFTA financially support each British citizen who are talented in film, television and game industry, by giving a scholarship amount of £12000 towards their annual course fees.

BAFTA runs its events from its offices located in Scotland and Wales in the UK, in Los Angeles and New York in the United States. 

BAFTA presents awards for film, television and games including children’s entertainment at a number of annual events held across the UK, and in Los Angeles, USA.

The BAFTA award trophy is a mask designed by American sulptor Mitzi Cunliffe  and it weighs 3.7 kg including bronze mask and marble base. Each winner is honoured with a BAFTA bronze trophy.

The annual BAFTA film awards ceremony is popularly known as British Academy Film Awards. To get a BAFTA nomination a film must publicly exhibited in cinema and have a UK theatrical release for not less than seven days in a calendar year. A movie must be of feature length and movies from all countries are eligible in all categories with exception of the Alexandar Korda Award for Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut which are for British films or individuals only.

Bafta Tv Awards 2017

The first ever BAFTA Television Awards were held in 1955, consisted of six categories. Till 1958 the awards were given by Guild of Television Producers and Directors. From 1958 after the Guild had merged with the British Film Academy the organisation was known as the Society of Film and Television Arts. In 1976 this became the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The BAFTA tv award, is similar to Emmy Awards in United States, are usually presented on April.

2017 is the 63rd BAFTA Tv Awards since its inception in 1955. In 2016 the BAFTA Tv Awards were held on 8 May and Wolf Hall was nominated and awarded for maximum number of total six awards. Have I Got News For You won the Best Comedy award and Suranne Jones won the Best Actress award.

The BAFTA Tv Awards are open only for British programmes. Usually four nominees are shortlisted, for each category and award, based on most voted programmes and performances. 

The winner is chosen from four nominees by a special jury of nine academy members for each award, the members of each jury are selected by Academy’s Television Committee.

Let’s check out the nominees and winners list of 2017 BAFTA Tv Awards-

List of winners and nominnes of 2017 Bafta Tv Awards

Here are all the winners and nominations of each category. Winners are in bold, categories are in coloured columns and the left are nominees

       -:Best Actor:-

Adeel Akhter – Murdered by My Father (BBC Three)

Babou Ceesay – Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC One)

Robbie Coltrane – National Treasure (Channel 4)

Benedict Cumberbatch – Hollow Crown, The Wars of the Roses (BBC 2)

                    -:Best Actress:-

Sarah Lancashire – Happy Valley (BBC One)

Nikki Amuka-Bird – NW (BBC One)

Jodie Comer – Thirteen (BBC Three)

Claire Foy – The Crown (Netflix)

          -:Best Supporting Actor:-

Tom Hollander – The Night Manager (BBC One)

Jared Harris – The Crown (Netflix)

John Lithgow – The Crown (Netflix)

Daniel Mays – The Line of Duty (BBC Two)


         -:Best Supporting Actress:-

Wunmi Mosaku – Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC ONE)

Siobhan Finneran – Happy Valley (BBC One)

Vanessa Kirby – The Crown (Netflix)

Nicola Walker – The Last Tango in Halifax (BBC One)

 -:Best Male Comedy Performance:-

Steve Coogan – Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle (Sky Atlantic)

Asim Chaudhry – People Just Do Nothing (BBC Three)

Harry Enfield – The Windsors (Channel 4)

David Mitchell – Upstart Crow (BBC Two)


-Best Female Comedy Performance-

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag (BBC Three)

Olivia Colman – Fleabag (BBC Three)

Lesley Manville – Mum (BBC Two)

Diane Morgan – Cunc on Shakespeare ( BBC Two)


 -Best Entertainment Performance-

Michael Mclntyre – Michael Mclntyre’s Big Show (BBC One)

Adam Hills – The Last Leg (Channel 4)

Graham Norron – The Graham Noeron Show (BBC One)

Claudia Winkleman – Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One)


              -:Best Single Drama:-

Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC One)

Aberfan:The Green Hollow (BBC One)

Murdered By My Father (BBC Three)

NW (BBC Two)

               -:Best Mini Series:-

National Treasure (Channel 4)


             -:Best Drama Series:-

Happy Valley (BBC One)

   -:Best International Programme:-

American Crime Story: The People v.O.J Simpson(fx)/(BBC Two)

 -:Best Soap and Continuing Drama:-

Emmerdale (ITV)

    -:Best Factual Series or Strand:-

Exodus: Our Journey to Europe (BBC Two)

         -:Huw Wheldon Award For                          Specialist Factual:-

Planet Earth II (BBC One)

        -:Flaherty Award for Single                            Documentary:-

Hillsborough (BBC Two)

                    -:Best Feature:-

Why Do You Think You Are? (BBC One)

     -:Best Reality and Constructed                                Factual:-

Muslims Like Us (BBC Two)

          -:Best Current Affairs:-

Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed – Panorama (BBC One)

           -:Best News Coverage:-

Victoria Derbishire: Footballer’s Abuse (BBC Two)

                     -:Best Sport:-

2016 Open (Sky Sports 1)

                -:Best Live Event:-

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration (ITV)

 -:Best Entertainment Programme:-

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)

            -:Best Scripted Comedy:-

People Just Do Nothing (BBC Three)

Camping (Sky Atlantic)

Fleabag (BBC Three)

Flowers (Channel 4)


       -:Best Comedy and Comedy                 Entertainment Programme:-

Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe (BBC Two)

Cunk On Shakespeare (BBC Two)

The Last Leg: Live from Rio (Channel 4)

Taskmaster (Dave)

     -:Virgin’s Must See Moments:-

Planet Earth II – “Snakes v iguanas chase”

Game of Thrones – “Battle of the Bastards”

The Late Late Show With James Corden – “Carpool Karaoke with Mitchell Obama”

Line of Duty – “Urgent Exit Required”

Strictly Come Dancing – “Ed Balls’ Gangnam Style”

Why Do You Think You Are – “Danny Dyer’s Origins”






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