The Bafta Television Awards took place at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Sunday (May 14).
Comedy duo Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan hosted the ceremony, which nominated Kate Winslet, Ben Whishaw, Billie Piper, Daisy May Cooper and Gary Oldman.
Other controversial shows are included slow horses, Mood AndThe responderwhich received the most nominations when they were announced in March.
The ceremony, which was broadcast on BBC One, was full of surprises.
Below are the top five talking points from the 2023 Bafta TV Awards.
1. bad sisters stunned Sherwood
The drama series category became a two-horse race after the BBC series Sherwood and Apple TV Plus’ bad sisters won awards for her supporting actors Adeel Akhtar and Anne-Marie Duff. The latter prevailed, however, with co-writer Sharon Horgan, visibly surprised, accepting the award on behalf of the series.
2. Kate Winslet wins the highly competitive Leading Actress category
No category was more difficult to name than “leading actress”. Billie Piper (I hate Suzie too), Imelda Staunton (The crown), Kate Winslet (I’m Ruth) Maxine Peake (Anne), Sarah Lancashire (Julia) and Vicky McClure (Without sin) were the contested stars, and in the end Oscar winner Winslet was crowned the winner. During her emotional speech, Winslet said she would share the trophy with her 22-year-old daughter, Mia Threapleton, with whom she co-starred I’m Ruth
3. The international award goes to the worst nominated show
If you take a look at the nomination list for Best International Series, it wouldn’t be hard to assume The bear, pachinko or The White Lotus to be at the forefront. The fact that the award went to Ryan Murphy is ridiculously titled Dahmer – Monsters: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was an unwelcome shock — not least because family members of Dahmer’s victims have criticized the show for “making money” from the murders.
4. The Masked Singer usurps the great
The “Entertainment” category is usually won by one of them Be sure to come dance, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway or, for some reason, Britain’s Got Talent. However, ITV has a new champion in town: The Masked Singer. Yes, the series, which features hidden celebrities in panda and traffic cone costumes, among other things, is officially a Bafta winner. It’s hard not to be excited about the show. Anyway if The traitors had been nominated The category and not reality and constructed facts (which it won), The Masked Singer would probably have lost.
5. Rob and Romesh can’t resist a joke from Holly and Phil
Days after allegations of a feud between This morning Presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, presenters Beckett and Ranganathan made a joke at their expense during their opening monologue. Earlier in the event, Beckett told the crowd, “Imelda Staunton is here. It’s exciting, isn’t it? She was nominated for her performance in The crown. Apparently, Phil and Holly got to watch that a few days before everyone else.” Beckett’s joke was in reference to the TV stars being accused of queuing to see the Queen’s funeral last year, which was national encountered backlash.