Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Stars out for big night at the Baftas

Stars out for big night at the Baftas

Peaky Blinders won for drama series. "And I just want to say thank you to everyone for recognizing how selfless that is and how courageous that is". Vanessa Kirby won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Princess Margaret in the show. "Soon maybe they will be here as well because I think they deserve to be", he said during his acceptance speech. Sean Bean won best actor for his role in Broken. And although Claire Foy has already collected a Golden Globe and SAG Award for capturing the essence of Queen Elizabeth II, she lost Best Drama Actress to Molly Windsor who won for the docudrama "Three Girls", which was named Best Miniseries.

The cast of Three Girls praised the social workers and police officers who risked their jobs, while accepting their award for the drama, which told the real story of abused and sexually exploited school girls from Rochdale.

Netflix was one of the winners at this year's BAFTAs but it failed to pick up the Best Drama category.

ITV2 dating show Love Island scored a Bafta in the reality and constructed factual category but it was defeated by Blue Planet II for the Virgin TV must-see moment prize.

But it was the "nearly wons" that paint best the picture of streaming sites and these awards. Toby Jones ("Detectorists") took Best Comedy Actor over last year's victor, "People Just Do Nothing" co-creator Asim Chaudhry, as well as Rob Brydon ("The Trip to Spain") and Samson Kayo ("Famalam").

"To be recognized for one's work is always special, but to be recognized by BAFTA is truly an honor", commented North, who's also appeared in other major franchises like Destiny, Assassin's Creed, and Call of Duty.

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