The Traitors, Derry Girls, and I Am Ruth win big at TV Baftas 2023 as Kate Winslet and Ben Whishaw scoop top acting gongs

The Traitors, Derry Girls, and I Am Ruth win big at TV Baftas 2023 as Kate Winslet and Ben Whishaw scoop top acting gongs

Ben Whishaw, Kate Winslet, Claudia Winkleman, Derry Girls

The TV Bafta winners are… (Picture: PA/BBC)

The winners of this year’s TV Baftas have been revealed!

Bad Sisters, Derry Girls, I Am Ruth, and The Traitors each walked away with two awards, making them the big winners of the night.

Meanwhile, performance category winners included Ben Whishaw, Kate Winslet, Adeel Akhtar, Anne-Marie Duff, Lenny Rush, Siobhán McSweeney, and Claudia Winkleman.

As for the viewers’ choice, Platinum Jubilee – Party at the Palace: Paddington meets the Queen was voted by the public as the winner of the P&O Cruises’ most memorable moment.

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

Hosted by Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan for the first time, the ceremony saw Titanic star Kate take home leading actress for her role in I Am Ruth, which won single drama.

Anne-Marie Duff and Sharon Horgan

Anne-Marie Duff and Sharon Horgan took home two gongs for Bad Sisters (Picture: Joe Maher/Getty Images)

Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw won big for his performance in This Is Going To Hurt (Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Siobhan McSweeney

Siobhan McSweeney was celebrated for playing Sister Michael in Derry Girls (Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

In an emotional speech, the movie star said: ‘If I could break it in half, I would give the other half to my daughter, we did this together, kiddo.’

The actress also said that ‘small British television dramas can be mighty’ and mental health stories such as this one ‘need to be heard.’

She added: ‘To people in power, please criminalise harmful content, we don’t want it… to any young person listening, please ask for help, it will be there just ask for it.’

Anne-Marie then won supporting actress for her portrayal of Grace Williams in Bad Sisters, which won for drama series.

Paddington voice actor Ben won leading actor for his portrayal of Adam Kay in autobiographical drama This is Going to Hurt.

On stage, the 42-year-old actor said ‘everybody in the show is just mind-blowing’ and ‘most of all thank you, Adam Kay, for writing this wonderful role.’

Kate Winslet

An emotional Kate Winslet accepted the leading actress award (Picture: Stuart Wilson/Bafta/Getty Images for Bafta)

Kate Winslet

Joined by her daughter and co-star Mia Threapleton, the Titanic star was stunned to hear her name called (Picture: Kate Green/Bafta/Getty Images for Bafta)

Meera Syal

Meera Syal received the highest honour (Picture: David Fisher/Shutterstock)

He added: ‘I’m very humbled, and blessed.’

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 winning for female performance in a comedy programme.

In the humorous speech, which she said at double speed given the short time given, she said: ‘To the people in Derry, thank you taking me into your hearts and your living rooms.

‘I am daily impressed with how you encompass the spirit of compromise and resilience despite the indignities, ignorance and stupidity of your so-called leaders (in) Dublin, Stormont and Westminster.

‘In the words of my beloved Sister Michael, “it’s time they started to wise up”.’

Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman was stunned to be awarded for hosting The Traitors (Picture: Stuart Wilson/Bafta/Getty Images for Bafta)

The Traitors cast

The Traitors was a big winner of the night (Picture: Scott Garfitt/Bafta via Getty Images)

Lenny won male performance in a comedy programme for his role in Am I Being Unreasonable?

Entertainment Performance was won by Claudia, who hosted The Traitors, which won big with reality and constructed factual.

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

The Real Mo Farah won single documentary, which he dedicated to ‘children who are being trafficked.’

UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 won sports coverage, Casualty won soap & continuing Drama, and The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit won daytime.

Meanwhile, The Masked Singer beat Strictly Come Daning and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway for entertainment programme.

Joel Dommett

The Masked Singer beat Strictly and Saturday Night Takeaway (Picture: Stuart Wilson/Bafta/Getty Images for Bafta)

Lisa McGee and the cast and crew of Derry Girls

Lisa McGee and the cast and crew of Derry Girls took home scripted comedy (Picture: Kate Green/Bafta/Getty Images for Bafta)

Features was won by Joe Lycett Vs Beckham: Got Your Back at Xmas, while 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, bews coverage was presented to Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv, and Children of the Taliban won current affairs.

Short 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.

He was recognised 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.

Her 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.

Catch up with all the Baftas action on BBC iPlayer.

TV Bafta Awards 2023 winners

Female performance in a comedy programme – Siobhan McSweeney – Derry Girls

Reality and constructed factual – The Traitors

Short form programme – How To Be A Person

Specialist factual – Russia 1985-1999: Traumazone;

Daytime – The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit

Sports coverage – Uefa Women’s Euro 2022

Male performance in a comedy programme – Lenny Rush – Am I Being Unreasonable?

Entertainment Programme – The Masked Singer

Supporting actress – Anne-Marie Duff – Bad Sisters

Current affairs – Children of the Taliban

News coverage – Channel 4 News: Live In Kyiv

Single drama – I Am Ruth

Mini-series – Mood

International – Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

Features – Joe Lycett vs Beckham: Got Tour Back At Xmas

Drama series – Bad Sisters

Factual series – Libby, Are You Home Yet?

Single documentary – The Real Mo Farah

Comedy entertainment programme – Friday Night Live

Soap and continuing drama – Casualty

Live event – Platinum Jubilee- Party at the Palace

Entertainment performance – Claudia Winkleman – The Traitors

Special awards – David Olusoga

P&O Cruises Memorable moment – Platinum Jubilee – Party at the Palace Paddington meets the Queen

Supporting actor – Adeel Akhtar – Sherwood

Leading actor – Ben Whishaw – This Is Going To Hurt

Leading actress – Kate Winslet – I Am Ruth

Scripted comedy – Derry Girls

Special award – David Olusoga

Fellowship – Meera Syal

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