LONDON – Actors Jodi Comer, Sean Penn and Matthew Macfadyen were among the winners of the British Academy of Television Awards in London on Sunday night.
Penn won Best Actor for the prison drama Time, which also won the Miniseries Award. Comer, best known for playing a killer in Killing Eve, won Best Actress for Help, a drama set in a nursing home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
His co-star Cathy Tyson won as a supporting actress while the supporting actor award went to MacFadden for Succession, a series about the power struggles within a family-owned American media empire.
Upcoming story “In My Skin” won in the drama category, while American mini-series “The Underground Railroad,” an adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work on a black slave’s quest for freedom, won. international category.
The female role in a comedy series went to Sophie Whelan for “Alma’s Not Normal,” while Jimmy Demetriou won the male performance award in the same category for “Stath Lets Flats.”
Veteran comedian and actor Billy Connolly has been awarded the BAFTA Fellowship, the Academy’s highest award.
Several winners used his speech to support the public but commercially funded Channel 4, which the British government announced plans to sell last month.
(Reporting by Marie-Louise Jomochian)
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