Killing Eve was the big winner at Sunday’s British Academy Television Awards, as it scooped the coveted Best Drama Series, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
The acclaimed drama earned three gongs at the showcase in London’s Royal Festival Hall out of a total of five nominations, with Jodie Comer paying a touching tribute to writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge as she took to the stage.
It came as Ant McPartlin made an awkward appearance on-stage after I’m A Celebrity won Best Reality and Constructed Factual, despite the embattled presenter taking a break from the show following his drink-drive arrest.
Elated: Jodie Comer broke down in tears at Sunday’s British Academy Television Awards, after the Killing Eve star won Best Actress for her performance as the assassin Villanelle
Jodie delivered an incredible moving speech which also saw her pay tribute to Line Of Duty star Stephen Graham, for offering her plenty of support in the early days of her career.
The Liverpool-born actress said: ‘Wow thank you so much BAFTA sorry I’m only one who’s turned on the waterworks thank you Luke Jennings. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, I feel so lucky not only to say that I have worked with you but to call you a friend. You are the most talented person I know, thank you for being such an inspiration.
‘I would like to thank BBC America. You guys really are the best the entire cast and crew for coming back every year and giving it with the biggest smiles on my faces.
Elated: The Liverpool-born actress broke down in tears as she accepted the award for Best Leading Actress for her acclaimed performance as Villanelle
Gorgeous: The beautiful actress had dazzled in a plum one-shouldered gown as she arrived for the awards showcase
Screen staple: Jodie has been highly praised for her performance as the ruthless assassin Villanelle (pictured above on the show)
Delighted: Jodie also dedicated her award to her late grandmother, who passed away when she first began filming the BBC drama
Happy: After the ceremony, the entire cast of winners took to the stage, where they playfully posed with their awards
Cheese! Jodie also playfully posed for a selfie with producer Phil Bigwood, who scooped the award for Best Sport earlier in the evening
‘I also want to thanks Stephen Graham, if I don’t already owe you a pint, I do now, thank you for introducing me to to Jane, you have encouraged me and supported me.
‘Last but not least, bit of a personal one but I’d love to dedicate this award to my Nanna Francis, who sadly passed away the first week of filming, so she never got to see Villanelle.
‘She was the life and soul of everything, and when she was here she used to say to me: ”You get it off me you know”. And I just want to stand up here and say Nanna Francis you were absolutely right all along. Thank you so much BAFTA!’
We won! After accepting her award, Jodie posed backstage with Benedict Cumberbatch, who received the award for Best Leading Actor
Joint winners! After thanking Phoebe in her speech, Jodie also caught up with the acclaimed writer backstage, as they proudly displayed their prizes
Well done! Phoebe struggled to hide her delight, after Killing Eve also won the coveted award for Best Drama Series
Jodie has earned endless critical praise for her performance as the ruthless assassin Villanelle, who becomes obsessed with MI5 agent Eve Polastri.
Phoebe herself also took to the stage after Killing Eve won the coveted Best Drama Series, and after a surprise swear word, the Fleabag star delivered her own emotional speech.
She said: ‘Oh my god thank you so much BAFTA for this as you can see this is a brilliant charismatic risk-taking team, this is so unbelievably exciting.
‘Thank you so much to Luke Jennings who wrote the novellas, And bringing this incredible team together and Colin Ratten for producing the hell out of this show, and out incredible cast and just to say thanks to everyone in it for taking massive risks: Jodi Comer almost swallowed a wasp in Tuscany!’
Amazing: Phoebe has become one of TV’s most acclaimed writers, thanks to her work on both Killing Eve and Fleabag
BAFTA TV Awards 2019: WINNERS
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
The Big Narstie Show
The Last Leg
A League of Their Own – WINNER
Would I Lie To You?
Football’s Wall of Silence
Iran Unveiled: Taking On The Ayatollahs
Massacre at Ballymurphy
Myanmar’s Killing Fields – WINNER
Killing Eve – WINNER
Bodyguard was nominated for Drama Series
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly for Saturday Night Takeaway
David Mitchell for Would I Lie To You?
Lee Mack for Would I Lie To You? – WINNER
Rachel Parris for The Mash Report
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Britain’s Got Talent – WINNER
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
Strictly Come Dancing
24 Hours in A&E
Life and Death Row: The Mass Execution
Louis Theroux’s Altered States – WINNER
Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip
The Great British Bake Off
Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
Who Do You Think You Are? – WINNER
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Daisy May Cooper in This Country
Jessica Hynes in There She Goes – WINNER
Julia Davis in Sally4Ever
Lesley Manville in Mum
54 Hours: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis
The Handmaid’s Tale
Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate
Succession – WINNER
Benedict Cumberbatch for Patrick Melrose – WINNER
Chance Perdomo for Killed By My Debt
Hugh Grant for A Very English Scandal
Lucian Msamati for Kiri
Jodie Comer for Killing Eve – WINNER
Keeley Hawes for Bodyguard
Ruth Wilson for Mrs Wilson
Sandra Oh for Killing Eve
Jodie Comer won Leading Actress in Killing Eve
Open Heart Surgery: Live
Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance – WINNER
The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Stand Up To Cancer
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Alex Macqueen for Sally4Ever
Jamie Demetriou for Stath Lets Flats
Peter Mullan for Mum
Steve Pemberton for Inside No. 9 – WINNER
A Very English Scandal
Patrick Melrose – WINNER
Bullying and Harassment in the House of Commons
Cambridge Analytica Uncovered – WINNER
Good Morning Britain: On a Knife Edge
Good Morning Britain: Thomas Markle Exclusive
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! – WINNER
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds
The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night
Sally4Ever – WINNER
Stath Lets Flats
SHORT FORM PROGRAMME
Snatches: Moments from Women’s Lives – Bovril Pam
The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk
Missed Call – WINNER
Driven: The Billy Monger Story
Gun No. 6 – WINNER
My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me
School for Stammerers
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Killed By My Debt – WINNER
Through The Gates: On The Edge
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
EASTENDERS – WINNER
Bros: After the Screaming Stops
Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage
Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley – WINNER
Superkids: Breaking Away from Care
2018 SIX NATIONS: SCOTLAND v ENGLAND
2018 WORLD CUP QUARTER FINAL: ENGLAND v SWEDEN – WINNER
ENGLAND’S TEST CRICKET – COOK’S FAREWELL
Alex Jennings for Unforgotten
Ben Whishaw for A Very English Scandal – WINNER
Kim Bodnia for Killing Eve
Stephen Graham for Save Me
Billie Piper for Collateral
Fiona Shaw for Killing Eve – WINNER
Keeley Hawes for Mrs Wilson
Monica Dolan for A Very English Scandal
VIRGIN MEDIA’S MUST-SEE MOMENT (voted for by the public)
BODYGUARD: Julia Montague Assassinated – WINNER
CORONATION STREET: Gail’s Monologue on the Suicide of Aidan Connor
DOCTOR WHO: Rosa Parks, The Doctor and Her Companions Make Sure Historical Moments Remain
KILLING EVE: Eve Stabs Villanelle
PETER KAY’S CAR SHARE: The Finale
QUEER EYE: Tom Completes His Transformation
Queer Eye was nominated for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment
BRITISH ACADEMY TELEVISION CRAFT AWARDS
BREAKTHROUGH TALENT sponsored by Sara Putt Associates
Akemnji Ndifornyen (Composer, Producer and Writer) for Famalam – WINNER
Dawn Shadforth (Director) for Trust: Silenzio
Georgia Christou (Writer) Through the Gates: On the Edge
Lizzie Kempton (Director) Manchester Bomb: Our Story
Benedict Cumberbatch won Leading Actor in Patrick Melrose
COSTUME DESIGN sponsored by CARAT* London
Charlotte Holdich for The Long Song
Marianne Agertoft for The City and The City
Phoebe de Gaye for Killing Eve
Suzanne Cave for A Very English Scandal – WINNER
Ben Anthony for Grenfell – WINNER
David Soutar, Joe Pearlman for Bros: After the Screaming Stops
James Rogan for Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation
Paddy Wivell for Prison
DIRECTOR: FICTION sponsored by 3 Mills Studios
Harry Bradbeer for Killing Eve (Episode 1)
Mahalia Belo for The Long Song
Stephen Frears for A Very English Scandal – WINNER
Thomas Vincent for Bodyguard (Episode 1)
Keeley Hawes was nominated for Leading Actress in Bodyguard
Barbara Wiltshire for Inside No.9 Live: Dead Line – WINNER
Bridget Caldwell for The Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance
Julia Knowles, Helen Scott and Simon Staffurth for The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Liz Clare for The Voice UK
Ben Brown for Grenfell
Emma Lysaght for Louis Theroux: Altered States (Choosing Death)
Matt Lowe for Drowning in Plastic
Will Gilbey for Bros: After the Screaming Stops – WINNER
Gary Dollner for Killing Eve (Episode 1)
Pia Di Ciaula for A Very English Scandal – WINNER
Steve Singleton for Bodyguard (Episode 1)
Tony Kearns for Bandersnatch (Black Mirror)
ENTERTAINMENT CRAFT TEAM sponsored by Hotcam
Dave Davey, David Tench, Dominic Tolfts and Kevin Duff for The Voice UK
Lisa Armstrong, Jason Gilkison, Mark Kenyon and Richard Sillitto for Strictly Come Dancing
Nigel Catmur, David Cole, Kate Dawkins and Kevin Duff for The Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance – WINNER
Tim Telling, Tom Neenan, Steve Andrews and Ben Blease for The Mash Report
Hugh Grant was nominated for Leading Actor in A Very English Scandal
MAKE UP & HAIR DESIGN sponsored by MAC Cosmetics
Daniel Phillips for A Very English Scandal
Konnie Daniel for Mrs Wilson
Nicole Stafford for The Little Drummer Girl
Vickie Lang for Vanity Fair – WINNER
Cho Young-Wuk for The Little Drummer Girl
David Holmes and Keefus Ciancia for Killing Eve – WINNER
Murray Gold for A Very English Scandal
HAUSCHKA for Patrick Melrose
PHOTOGRAPHY: FACTUAL sponsored by The Farm
Alastair McCormick, Peter Keith, and Ryan Atkinson for Earth’s Natural Wonders: Surviving Against the Odds
Jaimie Gramston and Michael Palin in North Korea
Lindsay McCrae for Dynasties: Emperor – WINNER
Stuart Bernard for The Mighty Redcar
PHOTOGRAPHY & LIGHTING: FICTION sponsored by ScreenSkills
Balazs Bolygo for Collateral
James Friend for Patrick Melrose
Julian Court for Killing Eve (Episode 7)
Woo-Hyung Kim for The Little Drummer Girl – WINNER
PRODUCTION DESIGN sponsored by Microsoft
Helen Scott for A Very English Scandal
Kristian Milsted for Killing Eve
Maria Djurkovic and Tatiana Macdonald for The Little Drummer Girl
Tom Burton for Patrick Melrose – WINNER
Doug Dreger, Rowan Jennings and Michael Palin in North Korea
Kate Davis, Steve Onopa and Mark Simms for Amy Winehouse: Back to Black (Classic Albums)
SOUND TEAM Later Live…with Jools Holland – WINNER
Tim Owens, Graham Wild and Kate Hopkins for Dynasties: Chimpanzees
SOUND TEAM for A Very English Scandal
SOUND TEAM for The Little Drummer Girl
Simon Farmer, Dan Johnson and Marc Lawes for Bodyguard
SOUND TEAM for Killing Eve – WINNER
SPECIAL, VISUAL & GRAPHIC EFFECTS
Adam McInnes, John Smith and Kevin Horsewood for Troy: Fall of a City – WINNER
Duncan Malcolm, Jean-Clément Soret and Clayton McDermott for Bandersnatch (Black Mirror)
Kent Houston, Freefolk and Asa Shoul for The Alienist (Episode 1)
Simon Frame, Martin Oberlander and Adam Inglis for Britannia
TITLES & GRAPHIC IDENTITY
Alan Smith and Mark Roalfe for The 2018 Winter Olympics – WINNER
Allison Brownmoore, Anthony Brownmoore and Joe Nowacki for Take Your Pills
Matt Willey for Killing Eve
Steve Small, Kristian Andrews and Nikki Kefford-White for Black Earth Rising
Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper for This Country – WINNER
Peter Kay, Sian Gibson and Paul Coleman for Peter Kay’s Car Share: The Finale
Stefan Golaszewski for Mum
WRITING TEAM for Cunk on Britain
David Nicholls for Patrick Melrose -WINNER
Lennie James for Save Me
Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Killing Eve
Russell T Davies for A Very English Scandal
Gushing: In her speech Phoebe said: ‘Oh my god thank you so much BAFTA for this as you can see this is a brilliant charismatic risk-taking team, this is so unbelievably exciting’
Fiona Shaw had also received the prize for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as MI6 spy Carolyn Martens, and took a moment to briefly celebrate her win with co-star Jodie as she took to the stage.
She said: ‘Since I began to play Karen in Killing Eve which is the great pleasure of my life people have started to suspect that I am a spy.
‘Thanks to Sally, Colin,Lee thanks to my incomparable agent, thank you to the beautiful cast who I work with all the time, Kim and Jodie and Sandra.
‘My final thanks is to Phoebe Waller-Bridge whose glass shattering genius and wayward imagination produces things out of their mind from coke cans to rats to Russia and all I can say is extraordinary,’ as she eagerly showed award to writer Phoebe who was sat watching proudly in the audience.
Sensational: Fiona Shaw had also received the prize for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as MI6 spy Carolyn Martens
Gushing: The veteran actress delivered one of the best speeches of the night, after stopping to celebrate with Jodie Comer
Superstars: All three gorgeous stars proudly displayed their awards backstage, with Killing Eve’s second series set to air later this year in the UK
Praised: The drama had been nominated five times – including Best Leading Actress for Sandra Oh, and Best Supporting Actor for Kim Bodnia
Party time! After proudly displaying their awards, the Killing Eve stars made their way out of the awards event to go and celebrate
Benedict Cumberbatch was another big winner of the night, as he received Best Leading Actor for his role in Patrick Melrose.
In a touching speech, the former Sherlock star paid tribute to his wife Sophie Hunter, for offering a welcome respite from his performance as the embattled drug addict.
He said: ‘There is one other person in this world I have to thank and that’s my wife Sophie, your were my rock and I had to go pretty weird for this there were some things I had to do and it was very nice to come home and feel stable again.’
Big star: Benedict Cumberbatch was another big winner of the night, as he received Best Leading Actor for his role in Patrick Melrose, and it was the star’s first win and seventh nomination
My prize! In his touching speech, Benedict paid tribute to his wife Sophie Hunter for offering a welcome respite from his performance as the embattled drug addict
Gorgeous: The happy couple had made a joint appearance on the red carpet earlier in the evening, with Sophie dazzling in a semi-sheer black midi dress
So close! Benedict had previously been nominated for his role in Sherlock three times, but had never scooped the coveted award. The actor was also nominated in 2017 for his performance in Richard III
Legendary: Benedict was highly praised for his performance as Patrick Melrose, in the series based on the novels by Edward St. Aubyn
Stunning: Helen McCrory looked incredibly beautiful in a black ruffled fishtail gown as she took to the stage to present Benedict with his grand award
Hilarious: Helen also joked that she had forgotten her reading glasses, and so had to use her sunglasses in a bid to read the autocue
Ant McPartlin also made an awkward second appearance on the stage for the awards on Sunday night, after I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here scooped the award for Reality and Constructed Factual.
As it was announced that I’m A Celebrity had won the award, Ant stood to allow the rest of the show’s crew – including Dec and stand-in host Holly Willoughby – to take to the stage.
But it was soon clear that Dec wanted Ant to join the team on-stage, and so he tentatively did so, but stepped away from the podium and pushed Holly forward in his place.
Delivering his own speech, Dec said: ‘I’d like to say thank you to Holly for helping me out last year standing in for Ant who has reluctantly come in here tonight, because he’s still part of the team obviously.’
Strange: Ant McPartlin also made an awkward second appearance on the stage for the awards on Sunday night, after I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here scooped the award for Reality and Constructed Factual
Not me! As it was announced that I’m A Celebrity had won the award, Ant stood to allow the rest of the show’s crew – including Dec and stand-in host Holly Willoughby – to take to the stage
It’s you! After arriving on-stage, Ant pushed Holly towards the podium to accept the honour, after she took his place presenting the show late last year
Touching: Delivering his own speech, Dec said: ‘ I’d like to say thank you to Holly for helping me out last year standing in for Ant who has reluctantly come in here tonight, because he’s still part of the team obviously’
Ant and Dec had also scooped Best Entertainment Programme earlier in the evening for Britain’s Got Talent, and took to the stage alongside judge David Walliams.
Taking to the stage Ant said: ‘Thank you very much. Thank you to BAFTA thank you to ITV thank you for voting for us, thank you to the judges a little bit, the hosts a lot.’
And Dec added: ‘Thank you to everybody at Thames and Syco but most of all the thank you goes to all the people who come along and audition. There really is no show without them. We did it again gang!’
But the awards show wasn’t a clean sweep for the double act, as they lost Best Entertainment Performance to Lee Mack for his work on Would I Lie To You?
Ant made a return to television screens earlier in May for the new Britain’s Got Talent as he makes a comeback to the showbiz circuit following a tough year.
Two in a row: Ant and Dec had also scooped Best Entertainment Programme earlier in the evening for Britain’s Got Talent, and took to the stage alongside judge David Walliams
Back together: The presenting duo took to the stage to accept the honour after making their first awards show appearance since Ant’s drink-drive arrest last year
The star was arrested for drink-driving in March last year and his presenting partner Dec hosted the live Britain’s Got Talent shows solo.
Ant also split from his wife Lisa Armstrong in January last year, and has since embarked on a romance with his PA Anne-Marie Corbett, 42.
He told The Sun: ‘Anne-Marie honestly is the fundamental reason for the great change in my life. She’s been my rock. She’s a beautiful soul. We’re very happy.’
Tough time: He was arrested for drink-driving in March last year and his presenting partner Dec hosted the live Britain’s Got Talent shows solo
Happy: The pair looked delighted to be back on the red carpet together, after Dec made an appearance solo last year
Almost there: But the awards show wasn’t a clean sweep for the double act, as they lost Best Entertainment Performance to Lee Mack for his work on Would I Lie To You?
The show began with a performance by Gareth Malone with the choir from Kensington Aldridge Academy, which famously stood next to the Grenfell Tower.
Graham certainly came out swiping with a scathing monologue that made a dig at everything from Danny Dyer to the Seann Walsh Strictly Come Dancing kiss scandal.
The latter proved particularly brutal as Strictly host Tess Daly couldn’t hide her fury in the audience, after Graham joked the scandal was the last thing to have been so intricately analysed, before Line Of Duty’s finale last week.
The first award of the night was Best Mini-Series, which was presented by Fleabag co-stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Andrew Scott – who insisted their series was well and truly over in a hilarious tongue-in-cheek fashion.
Amazing: Graham Norton kicked off the star-studded event, which honoured the biggest and best from TV in the last 12 months
Savage: Graham certainly came out swiping with a scathing monologue that made a dig at everything from Danny Dyer to the Seann Walsh Strictly Come Dancing kiss scandal
Exciting: The awards show saw Killing Eve and Bodyguard battle it out for the coveted Best Drama prize, at the showcase in London’s Royal Festival Hall
It’s them! The first award of the night was Best Mini-Series, which delighted Fleabag fans as Andrew Scott and Phoebe Waller-Bridge reunited to present the prize, while playfully insisting the show had absolutely come to an end
Well done! Patrick Melrose was given the coveted honour, and amongst its crew, star Benedict Cumberbatch
Over the moon: The Sky Atlantic series was highly praised for its adaptation of the five-novel series, with Cumberbatch’s performance earning particular praise
Patrick Melrose scooped the coveted prize, and along with its crew, star Benedict Cumberbatch proudly took to the stage to accept the prize.
The Sky Atlantic series was highly praised for its adaptation of the five-novel series, with Cumberbatch’s performance earning particular praise.
A League Of Their Own received the prize for Comedy Entertainment Programme, but sadly none of its main stars – James Corden, Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff and Romesh Ranganathan – were in attendance.
Big win: A League Of Their Own received the prize for Comedy Entertainment Programme, but sadly none of its main stars – James Corden, Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff and Romesh Ranganathan – were in attendance
Funny stars: Steve Pemberton was awarded with Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for his work on Inside No. 9 (left), with Jessica Hynes scooping the Best Female Performance gong for There She Goes (right)
Not a total loss: Bodyguard almost exited the awards show empty-handed, apart from the viewer-voted Must-See Moment TV moment, with star Keeley Hawes taking to the stage to accept the honour
Ben Whishaw was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his stellar performance as Norman Scott in A Very English Scandal, but thanks to his Broadway commitments the actor was unable to attend.
Instead the series’ director took to the stage, and he joked that Ben was ‘useless’ for failing to provide him with a speech.
After Who Do You Think You Are? received Best Features, Steve Pemberton was awarded with Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for his work on Inside No. 9, with Jessica Hynes scooping the Female Equivalent for There She Goes.
Legendary: Joan Bakewell also received the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship award, after decades of work in broadcasting
It’s you! Joan was also spotted meeting Benedict while on-stage at the grand ceremony
Girl power: Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley also scooped the award for Specialist Factual, and couldn’t hide their shock that they had won the award
Joan Bakewell also received the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship award, after decades of work in broadcasting, and told the watching crowd that had set out on an ‘exhilarating journey’ to make it in a male-dominated industry.
She said: ‘It has been a long journey, and along the way I’ve had the encouragement and professional support of many, many women, making their own bid to [have] as much a chance as men. And possibly earn as much. That would be nice.’
Happy Valley and Queer As Folk producer Nicola Schindler was also given a Special Award for her outstanding contribution to television.
Big stars: Riviera’s Julia Stiles and McMafia’s James Norton were also seen arriving on the stage to present one of the awards
Superstar: Danny Dyer also joined Holly on-stage to the award for Must-See TV Moment, and immediately joked about whether he should have re-iterated his crude comparison with David Cameron
Hilarious; The pair still proved a good duo as they presented the prize – voted for by the public – to Bodyguard
Super soap: Danny Dyer also took to the stage to accept Best Soap and Continuing Drama for EastEnders, who beat out Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Casualty
Aren’t you sweet? Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas also had a sweet moment with finalist Joe Sugg, as they presented an award together
Outstanding: Suranne Jones and Lenny Henry were also on hand to present the Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the TV industry
Amazing: After announcing that Nicola Schindley would be receiving the award, Lenny delivered an amazing recital of her incredibly long list of producing credits
Father-son time: Bradley Walsh also offered a moment of comedic relief with his son Bradley, who joked he would ‘never win’ one of the famous golden masks
Sporting superstars: Alex Scott and Billy Monger were also on hand to present the Best Sport Award, for BBC’s coverage of the FIFA World Cup Quarter-Final between England and Sweden
It’s our win! The crew behind the Sport prize also posed backstage with their prize following their coverage of the epic sporting event from Russia
Many die-hard fans were also rooting for Derry Girls to win Best Comedy Programme, but the award was instead given to Sally4Ever.
Danny Dyer also took to the stage to accept Best Soap and Continuing Drama for EastEnders, who beat out Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Casualty.
Bodyguard almost exited the awards show empty-handed, apart from the viewer-voted Must-See Moment TV moment, with star Keeley Hawes taking to the stage to accept the honour.
Lavish: It proved to be an incredibly grand occasion, as all of the winning stars took to the stage to showcase their prizes after the awards show
Girls about town: Many of the stars were also spotted backstage after accepting their awards, including Julia Stiles (left) and Helen McCrory (right)
Interrogation: Stephen was also seen larking about backstage, after his role in the highly-praised Line Of Duty
Ahead on the show on the red carpet, Holly, Jodie and Susanna all looked incredible as they upped the glam to the max, with the Killing Eve beauty going for a one-shoulder magenta gown while the newly-single GMB star was showing off her assets in a sheer black ensemble – clearly cementing her new relationship status.
Holly looked incredible in a thigh-slash blue gown which featured a lingerie-style body underneath while the billowing sheer lengths added drama to the stunning look.
Jodie was every inch the leading lady in her one-shouldered gown which boasted a floor-sweeping arm while the rest clung to her physique while she wore her blonde locks in bouncy waves.
Woah! Holly looked incredible in a thigh-slash blue gown which featured a lingerie-style body underneath while the billowing sheer lengths added drama to the stunning look
Wow! Susanna looked incredible as she hit the red carpet, just weeks after she addressed her breakup from Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish, 53, live on GMB
Susanna looked incredible as she hit the red carpet, just weeks after she addressed her breakup from Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish, 53, live on GMB. The TV star’s co-presenter Piers Morgan probed Susanna, 48, about the split, hours after the Daily Mail exclusively revealed the news.
As Piers asked, ‘Are you single again? You are aren’t you?’ an upbeat Susanna replied: ‘Yep. Let’s not dwell. I’m fine, we’re fine, we’re very good friends. We were at the match on Saturday.’
Clearly not fazed by her woes, she hit the red carpet in the incredibly daring gown which featured an entirely sheer top with strategically-placed appliques to protect her modesty.
Doctor Foster star Suranne wore a gown with a tuxedo-style top and a billowing pink skirt on the bottom.
Injecting some serious A-list glam into the evening was Benedict and Sophie, who could not resist locking lips in a steamy display on the red carpet.
A dream: Keeley was a vision in a Bardot gown which gave a nod to bridal style
TV royalty Ant and Dec, who are celebrating 30 years of working together this year after first appearing on TV screens in teen drama Byker Grove, walked the red carpet in dashing style.
Fleabag hit and Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was looking incredible in a powder blue gown with a demure shape and dramatic sleeves to help show off her flawless frame while her make-up was chic and bold.
The whole gang (bar Susanna): Alex Beresford, Sean Fletcher, Laura Tobin, Charlotte Hawkins, Piers Morgan, Ranvir Singh, Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard all posed together to fly the flag for GMB
Stunner: Billie Piper, who had been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in BBC thriller Collateral, was every inch the leading lady as she turned heads in a black one-shouldered blazer-style dress
Blue beauty: Fiona looked sensational in a Bardot blue gown with a pillar base and thin straps
Wow! Rochelle was sure to make a statement as she showed off her lingerie from beneath the sheer gown
10 Things I Love About Your Outfit… Julia ensured she upped the glam factor to the max in a billowing navy gown
Here we go: Jodie gave an insight into her preparations for the TV BAFTAs in an Instagram post shared with followers earlier that night
She’s a winner: The actress posed for a sultry photo ahead of her triumph for Killing Eve at the star-studded annual event
Let’s go: Jodie was seen leaving the event with her fellow guests later that night