Last year has given us many amazing female-driven British series, and they stole the show at this year’s BAFTA TV Awards. Apple TV+ murder mystery drama Bad Sisters and Channel 4 hit comedy Derry Girls were crowded as the biggest winners of the night, taking home two awards each.
Bad Sisters dominated the drama field and defeated the likes of The Responder, Sherwood, and Somewhere Boy to be named the best drama series. Its star Anne-Marie Duff was the only cast member to receive an acting nod for her role, and she ended up winning the trophy for best supporting actress.
The final season of Derry Girls received a proper send-off at the BAFTAs and was crowned as the best-scripted comedy. Its star Siobhán McSweeney, who plays the fan-favorite character Sr. Michael, won the trophy for best female comedy performance.
The anthology series I Am… Ruth was also one of the biggest winners of the night. It picked up the trophies for best single drama and best actress for its leading lady Kate Winslet.
The 2023 British Academy Television Awards took place at the Royal Festival Hall in London on May 14, with Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan hosting the festivities.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS AT THE 2023 BAFTA TV AWARDS:
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Siobhán McSweeney – Derry Girls (Channel 4)
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
The Traitors (BBC One)
SHORT FORM PROGRAM
How to Be A Person (E4)
Russia 1985-1999: Traumazone (BBC iPlayer)
The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit (BBC One)
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 (BBC One)
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
Lenny Rush – Am I Being Unreasonable? (BBC One)
The Masked Singer (ITV)
Anne-Marie Duff – Bad Sisters (Apple TV+)
Children of the Taliban (Channel 4)
Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv (Channel 4)
I Am Ruth (Channel 4)
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix)
Joe Lycett Vs Beckham: Got Your Back (Channel 4)
Libby, Are You Home Yet? (Sky Crime)
The Real Mo Farah (BBC One)
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Friday Night Live (Channel 4)
SOAP AND CONTINUING DRAMA
Casualty (BBC One)
Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace (BBC One)
Claudia Winkleman – The Traitors (BBC One)
Platinum Jubilee: Paddington Meets the Queen (BBC One)
Adeel Akhtar – Sherwood (BBC One)
Ben Whishaw – This is Going to Hurt (BBC One)
Derry Girls (Channel 4)
Kate Winslet – I Am Ruth (Channel 4)