I May Destroy You Notches Up BAFTA TV Wins


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has revealed the winners of this year’s Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, which saw I May Destroy You scoring double wins.

Following its three wins at the British Academy Television Craft Awards in May, I May Destroy You won two more BAFTAs, for Mini-Series and Leading Actress for Michaela Coel.

The Leading Actor nod went to first-time nominee Paul Mescal for his performance in Normal People.

Malachi Kirby, also a first-time winner, won for his performance in Small Axe in the Supporting Actor category. Rakie Ayola won her first BAFTA for Supporting Actress for her performance in Anthony.

Also a first-time nominee, Aimee Lou Wood won in Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for Sex Education. Male Performance in a Comedy Programme was awarded to Charlie Cooper for his performance in This Country. Romesh Ranganathan received the BAFTA for Entertainment Performance for The Ranganation.

Save Me Too won the BAFTA for Drama Series and Sitting in Limbo won for Single Drama. Casualty scored the BAFTA for Soap & Continuing Drama. The Great House Giveaway won the BAFTA in the new Daytime category.

The Big Narstie Show was the winner in the category for Comedy Entertainment Programme. The BAFTA for Entertainment Programme was awarded to Life & Rhymes. Scripted Comedy was awarded to Inside No 9.

The BAFTA for Reality & Constructed Factual went to The School That Tried to End Racism. Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace won in the Features category. They Saw the Sun First won the BAFTA for Short Form Programme.

News Coverage was awarded to Sky News’ Inside Idlib, and the award for Current Affairs was presented to America’s War on Abortion (Exposure). The International Award was presented to Welcome to Chechnya: The Gay Purge (Storyville).

Once Upon a Time in Iraq received the BAFTA for Factual Series, Locked In: Breaking the Silence (Storyville) won Single Documentary and The Surgeon’s Cut won Specialist Factual. England V West Indies Test Cricket triumphed in the Sport category, while the award for Live Event was presented to Springwatch 2020.

Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment, voted for by the public, was won by Britain’s Got Talent for the moment when Diversity performed a routine inspired by the events of 2020.