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BAFTA’s 2021 – The Evenings’ Categories, Nominees and Winners!

BAFTA TV Awards 2021
Written by Bethany Unwin

On Sunday 6th of June at 7pm on BBC one, the BAFTAs streamed live to our screens at home.

The 2 hour long program was hosted by Richard Ayoade, with awards, a beautiful remembrance of all the talented lives lost, best outtakes and fails, along with an opening musical number by Years and Years, this show was jam-packed!

In a year when most found themselves at home due to the pandemic, the TV and film industry kept people going through different styles and genres of art, the BAFTA ceremony celebrated a year of wonderful, and much needed television. The talent and standard of actors, crews and shows have been exceptionally high and the awards highlighted how many fantastic programs and people there are within the industry.

Here are the full list of categories, nominees and the 2021 BAFTA award winners:

CATEGORY: Entertainment Performance – NOMINEES: Adam Hills (The Last Leg), Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show), David Mitchell (Would I Lie To You), Romesh Ranganathan (The Ranganation), Claudia Winkleman (Strictly Come Dancing), Bradley Walsh (Beat The Chasers) – WINNER: Romesh Ranganathan – The Ranganation

CATEGORY: Scripted Comedy – NOMINEES: Ghosts, Man Like Mobeen, This Country, Inside no.9 – WINNER: Inside No.9

CATEGORY: Supporting Actress – NOMINEES: Rakie Ayola (Anthony), Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Leila Farzad (I Hate Suzie), Siena Kelly (Adult Material), Sophie Okonedo (Criminal UK), Weruche Opia (I May Destroy You) – WINNER: Rakie Ayola – Anthony.

CATEGORY: Entertainment Program – NOMINEES: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Strictly Come Dancing, The Masked Singer, Life & Rhymes – WINNER: Life & Rhymes

CATEGORY: Features – NOMINEES: Big Zuu’s Big Eats, Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace, Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, The Repair Shop – WINNER: Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace.

CATEGORY: Supporting Actor – NOMINEES: Kunal Nayyar (Criminal UK), Malachi Kirby (Small Axe), Michael Sheen (Quiz), Rupert Everett (Adult Material), Tobias Menzies (The Crown) – WINNER: Malachi Kirby – Small Axe

CATEGORY: Daytime – NOMINEES: The Chase, The Great House Giveaway, Jimmy Mcgovern’s Moving On, Richard Osman’s House Of Games – WINNER: The Great House Giveaway

CATEGORY: Male Performance in a Comedy Program – NOMINEES: Charlie Cooper (This Country), Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen), Joseph Gilgun (Brassic), Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education), Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner), Reece Shearsmith (Inside No.9) – WINNER: Charlie Cooper – This Country.

CATEGORY: Specialist Factual – NOMINEES: Extinction: The Facts, Putin: A Russian Spy Story, The Rise Of Murdoch Dynasty, The Surgeon’s Cut – WINNER: The Surgeon’s Cut.

CATEGORY: Female Performance in a Comedy Program – NOMINEES: Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education), Daisy Haggard (Breeders), Daisy May Cooper (This Country), Emma Mackey (Sex Education), Gbemisola Ikumelo (Famalam), Mae Martin (Feel Good) – WINNER: Aimee Lou Wood

CATEGORY: Reality & Constructive Factual – NOMINEES: Masterchef: The Professionals, Race Across The World, The School That Tried To End Racism, The Write Offs – WINNER: The School That Tried To End Racism.

CATEGORY: Mini Series – NOMINEES: Adult Material, I May Destroy You, Normal People, Small Axe – WINNER: I May Destroy You.

CATEGORY: Soap & Continuing Drama – NOMINEES: Casualty, Coronation Street, Eastenders, Hollyoaks – WINNER: Casualty.

CATEGORY: Virgin’s Must See Moment – NOMINEES: Bridgerton (Lady Penelope Revealed), Britain’s Got Talent (Diversity: BLM Performance), Eastenders (Gray Kills Chantelle), Gogglebox (Reacting to Boris Johnson’s Press Conference), Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat (Pronunciation of Microwave), The Mandalorian (Luke Skywalker Arrives) – WINNER: Britain’s Got Talent – Diversity Black Lives Matter Performance.

CATEGORY: Factual Series – NOMINEES: Crime And Punishment, Hospital: Fighting Covid 19, Losing It: Our Mental Health Emergency, Once Upon A Time In Iraq – WINNER: Once Upon A Time In Iraq

CATEGORY: Live Event – NOMINEES: Life Drawing Live, The Royal British Legion Festival Of Rememberance, Springwatch 2020, The Third Day – WINNER: Springwatch 2020.

CATEGORY: Comedy Entertainment Program – NOMINEES: The Big Narstie Show, Charlie Booker’s Antiviral Wipe, The Rangnation, Rob & Romesh Vs – WINNER: The Big Narstie Show.

CATEGORY: Single Drama – NOMINEES: Anthony, BBW (On The Edge), Sitting In Limbo, The Windemere Children – WINNER: Sitting In Limbo.

CATEGORY: Drama Series – NOMINEES: The Crown, Gangs Of London, I Hate Suzie, Save Me Too – WINNER: Save Me Too.

CATEGORY: Leading Actor – NOMINEES: John Boyega (Small Axe), Josh O’Connor (The Crown), Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You), Paul Mescal (Normal People), Shaun Parkes (Small Axe), Waleed Zuaiter (Baghdad Central) – WINNER: Paul Mescal – Normal People

CATEGORY: Leading Actress – NOMINEES: Billie Piper (I Hate Suzie), Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), Halyley Squires (Adult Material), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Letitia Wright (Small Axe), Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You) – WINNER: Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You.

CATEGORY: Short Form Program – NOMINEES: Criptales, Disabled NOT Defeated, The Main Part, They Saw The Sun First – WINNER: They Saw The Sun First.

CATEGORY: Current Affairs – NOMINEES: America’s War On Abortion, The Battle For Hong Kong, The Cyprus Papers Undercover, Italy’s Front Line: A Doctor’s Diary – WINNER: America’s War On Abortion.

CATEGORY: Single Documentary – NOMINEES: American Murder: The Family Next Door, Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism & Me, Locked In: Breaking The Silence, Surviving Covid – WINNER: Locked In: Breaking The Silence.

CATEGORY: International – NOMINEES: Little America, Lovecraft Country, Unorthodox, Welcome To Chechnya: The Gay Purge – WINNER: Welcome To Chechnya: The Gay Purge.

A huge congratulations to all of the nominees and to the winners of the Bafta Awards 2021. What a special evening to commemorate a truly golden year of television.

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