'Chernobyl' Wins Big at 2020 BAFTA TV Awards
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The real-life disaster drama series has been crowned the Best Miniseries and helped star Jared Harris take home the coveted Leading Actor title at this year's British awards.

AceShowbiz - Real-life disaster drama "Chernobyl" was a double winner at the 2020 BAFTA TV Awards on Friday (31Jul20).

The critically-acclaimed series about the Ukrainian nuclear disaster in 1986 claimed the Mini-Series and Leading Actor prize for Jared Harris while Glenda Jackson took home the Leading Actress accolade for "Elizabeth Is Missing" - her first TV role in more than 25 years. It was her first BAFTA win in 48 years.

Meanwhile, there were a few surprises during the virtual ceremony - "Fleabag" lost out on the Comedy title to "Stath Lets Flats", and "The End of the F**king World" pipped "The Crown" to the Drama honour.

Sian Clifford also claimed the award for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for "Fleabag", beating her co-star and series creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

The full list of winners is:

  • Miniseries: "Chernobyl"
  • Leading Actor: Jared Harris - "Chernobyl"
  • Leading Actress: Glenda Jackson - "Elizabeth Is Missing"
  • Supporting Actor: Will Sharpe - "Giri/Haji"
  • Supporting Actress: Naomi Ackie - "The End of the F***ing World"
  • Drama Series: "The End of The F***ing World"
  • Single Drama: "The Left Behind"
  • Soap & Continuing Drama: "Emmerdale"
  • Scripted Comedy: "Stath Lets Flats"
  • Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Sian Clifford - "Fleabag"
  • Male Performance in a Comedy Programme: Jamie Demetriou - "Stath Lets Flats"
  • Entertainment Programme: "Strictly Come Dancing"
  • Factual Series: "Leaving Neverland"
  • Entertainment Performance: Mo Gilligan - "The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan"
  • Comedy Entertainment Programme: "Taskmaster Dave"
  • Current Affairs: "Undercover: Inside China's Digital Gulag"
  • News Coverage: "Hong Kong Protests"
  • Features: "The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan"
  • International: "When They See Us" - Netflix
  • Live Event: "Blue Planet Live"
  • Reality & Constructed Factual: "Race Across the World"
  • Short Form Programme: "Brain In Gear" - BBC iPlayer
  • Single Documentary: "The Last Survivors" - BBC Two
  • Specialist Factual: "Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story"
  • Sport: "2019 Rugby World Cup Final: England v South Africa"
  • Virgin Media's Must See Moment (Voted for by the Public): "Gavin & Stacey Nessa Proposes to Smithy"

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