Bafta TV awards 2020: Who are the winners?

  • Video report by ITV News Arts Editor Nina Nannar

The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards ceremony opened on Friday, for the first time hosted behind closed doors due to coronavirus.

The awards were hosted by Richard Ayoade and winners will accept their gongs virtually.

ITV News was nominated for two awards - one for the overnight election programme and one for the following night’s News at Ten.

Idris Elba was given a special award. Credit: PA

Hollywood star Idris Elba received a special award for his creative contribution to television and for promoting diversity and new talent in the industry.

Receiving the award, he said: "When I first got this award I thought it was a bit early for a lifetime achievement!

"I don’t believe that I am very special. I believe that I have been given an opportunity.

“What I have done is taken my opportunity and handed it backwards to other people that need that opportunity. I didn’t plan to do it, it’s just natural feeling and natural reaction.

“I feel very grounded coming from east London, where I was born and raised, and I know that in east London we try and treat people with respect because everyone comes from the same cloth.

“In the world of film and television nothing is different, in other words no-one is different, so me giving an opportunity to someone else is just part of my inheritance, part of my upbringing.

“I am hoping that from this point in at the junction everyone sees that you can’t make it without everyone else.

“That’s why I think I have got this award.

“One day I might get an acting award but until that day I am going to make more opportunities for more actors, more writers and more people to come and tell their story.”

The must-see moment award went to Gavin And Stacey for the scene in which Nessa proposes to Smithy from the BBC show’s recent Christmas special.

Co-creator Ruth Jones said: “It was really joyous experience for us all. Winning this Bafta is immense.”

Fellow co-creator James Corden added: “This is the lovely icing on an already really lovely cake. Ruth, any other cake references you would like to add?”

Jones replied: “I just want to sink my teeth into that Bafta and suck all the sugary juices from it.”

Winners accepted their gongs remotely. Credit: PA

The winners:

  • Entertainment Performance

Mo Gilligan

  • Entertainment Programme

Strictly come Dancing - BBC Studios/BBC One

  • Supporting actress

Naomi Ackie, The End of the F***ing World - Channel 4

  • Supporting actor

Will Sharpe Giri/Haji – Sister Pictures/BBC Two

  • Reality and Constructed Factual

Race Across The World Production Team – Studio Lambert/BBC Two

  • Comedy Entertainment Programme

Taskmaster, Alex Horne, Andy Devonshire, Andy Cartwright, James Taylor – Avalon Television/Dave

  • Female Performance In A Comedy Programme

Sian Clifford, Fleabag – Two Brothers Pictures/BBC Three

  • Specialist Factual

Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story, Liz Williams, Jasmine Jasmine McNabb, Nancy Bornat, Leanne Klein – Wall To Wall Media/BBC Four

  • Soap & Continuing Drama

Emmerdale - ITV Studios/ITV

  • Leading Actress

Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth Is Missing – STV Productions/BBC One

  • Leading Actor

Jared Harris, Chernobyl – Sister Pictures, The Mighty Mint, Word Games, Hbo/Sky Atlantic