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2023 BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises winners announced.


Bad Sisters, Derry Girls, I Am Ruth and The Traitors each win two BAFTAs, Performance category winners are: Ben Whishaw; Kate Winslet; Adeel Akhtar; Anne-Marie Duff; Lenny Rush; Siobhán McSweeney and Claudia Winkleman, Platinum Jubilee – Party at the Palace: Paddington meets the Queen voted by public as winner of the P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award, David Olusoga receives BAFTA Special Award, Meera Syal presented BAFTA Fellowship.

London, Sunday 14 May 2023: BAFTA has announced the winners of the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises 2023 at a star-studded ceremony in London. Celebrating the very best of television in 2022, the ceremony was hosted by Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan and broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer, with further coveage on @BAFTA social channels.

Kate Winslet won the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her role in I Am Ruth, which won for Single Drama.

Anne-Marie Duff won Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Grace Williams in Bad Sisters, which won for Drama Series.

Ben Whishaw won Leading Actorfor his portrayal of Adam Kay in autobiographical drama This is Going to Hurt. Adeel Akhtar won the BAFTA for Supporting Actor for his role in the crime drama Sherwood.

Following Lisa McGee’s win at the Television Craft Awards last month, Derry Girls won in Scripted Comedy, with Sister Michael actress Siobhán McSweeney winning for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme. Lenny Rush won Male Performance in a Comedy Programmefor his role in Am I Being Unreasonable?

Entertainment Performance was won by Claudia Winkleman for The Traitors, which won for Reality and Constructed Factual.

The P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award, the only award at tonight’s ceremony voted for by the public, was won by Platinum Jubilee – Party at the Palace Paddington meets the Queen.

Platinum Jubilee- Party at the Palace also won in Live Event Coverage.

Following Nicôle Lecky’s recent win at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards, Mood won Mini-Series.

The Real Mo Farah won Single Documentary; UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 won Sports Coverage; Casualty won Soap & Continuing Drama; The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit won Daytime; The Masked Singer won Entertainment Programme; Features was won by Joe Lycett Vs Beckham: Got Your Back at Xmas. Comedy Entertainment Programme was won by Friday Night Live.

Libby, Are you Home Yet? Won Factual Series; Specialist Factual was won by Russia 1985-1999: Traumazone; News Coveragewas presented to Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv and Children of the Taliban won Current AffairsShort Form was won by How to Be a Person and International went to Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

The BAFTA Special Award was presented by David Harewood to presenter, broadcaster, filmmaker, author and historian, Professor David Olusoga OBE for his outstanding contribution to the television industry and his trailblazing work in reappraising how history is told through popular culture.

The Fellowship, the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA, was presented by Adrian Lester to award-winning and nationally beloved actor, screenwriter and novelist Meera Syal CBE in recognition of her exceptional contribution to television. Syal’s cross-cultural stories and performances have united the nation through humour and have played an instrumental force in showcasing the positive representation of British-Asian stories and talent on screen, over four decades and counting.

Photography is available via BAFTA Thirdlight

Visit www.bafta.org/media-centre/TV for all supporting documents including the full list of today’s winners, information on photography and video clips, logos and more.


Notes to editors:

First time BAFTA Television Award winners in the performance categories are: Kate Winslet; Anne-Marie Duff; Lenny Rush; Siobhán McSweeney and Claudia Winkleman.

Winners of the Television Craft Awards previously announced on the 23 April are:

  • This is Going to Hurt won in three categories: Adam Kay won Writer: Drama; Selina MacArthur, won Editing Fiction; and Nina Gold and Martin Ware won Scripted Casting.
  • House of the Dragon won in three categories: Amanda Knight, Barrie Gower and Rosalia Culora won Make-Up & Hair Design; Alastair Sirkett, Doug Cooper, Martin Seeley, Paula Fairfield, Tim Hands and Adele Fletcher won Sound: Fiction; and Angus Bickerton, Nikeah Forde, Asa Shoul, Mike Dawson, MPC and Pixomodo won Special, Visual & Graphic Effects.
  • The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II won in two categories: Peter Bridges, Matthew Charles, Conrad Fletcher, Julian Gough, Andy James and Andy Payne won Sound: Factual; and Directing Team won Director: Multi-Camera.
  • Writer Pete Jackson, Emerging Talent: Fiction for Somewhere Boy
  • Producer/director Charlie Melville, Emerging Talent: Factual for John & Joe Bishop: Life After Deaf
  • Felicity Morris, Director: Factual for The Tindler Swindler
  • William Stefan Smith, Director: Fiction for Top Boy
  • Lisa McGee, Writer: Comedy for Derry Girls
  • Jane Petrie, Costume Design for The Essex Serpent
  • Jessica Jones, Original Music: Factual for Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story
  • Nicôle Lecky, Bryan Senti, Kwame ‘KZ’ Kwei-Armah JR, Original Music: Fiction for Mood
  • Chas Appeti, Photography & Lighting: Fiction for Jungle
  • Becky Sloan and Joe Pelling, Production Design for Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared
  • Rupert Houseman, Editing: Factual for Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes
  • Catherine Land, David Bishop, Patrick Doherty, Richard Sillitto, David Newton and Joe Phillips, Entertainment Craft Team for Strictly Come Dancing
  • Marcel Mettelsiefen and Jordan Bryon, Photography: Factual for Children of the Taliban
  • Peter Anderson Studio, Titles and Graphic Identity for Bad Sisters
  • The Television Craft Special Award was presented to Alison Barnett in recognition of her pioneering role as one of the very first female Heads of Production in the UK television industry. Alison Barnett is the first Head of Production to receive a BAFTA honorary award.


BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

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