BBC Scoops up at Baftas
Did you miss the Baftas last night?
Well, if you did there’s no need to worry as UKMums.TV has the winners and losers. Read on to be in the know about this year’s big red carpet event.
The BBC scooped up on the night, walking away with a host of awards. Among the winners were Wolf Hall’s Mark Rylance who took the crown for best leading actor, while Doctor Foster’s Suranne Jones won best lead actress.
As the BBC reports, the glitzy Awards at London's Royal Festival Hall came days before the government prepares to publish a white paper setting out the BBC's future role, function and structure, and the ceremony got political with some stars vocalising their stance.
In his acceptance speech, Rylance said in defence of the BBC and the variety of popular culture in this country: "Woe to any government and any corporation who tries to get between the British people and their love of a good joke, a true story, a good song, a fact, a fiction, good sports commentating, newscasters who can hold themselves together as they tell stories about tragedies in Paris, people who can bake cakes. The incredible variety of popular culture in this country, it's really blown my mind tonight."
Some other winners from the night were:
- Best soap and continuing drama - EastEnders
- Best entertainment performance - Leigh Francis, Celebrity Juice
- Best male performance in a comedy programme - Peter Kay, Peter Kay’s Car Share
- Special award for outstanding contribution to TV - Sir Lenny Henry
Click here for the full Baftas 2016 winners list.