BBC sees off Netflix as drama Peaky Blinders leads the pack

BBC sees off Netflix as drama Peaky Blinders leads the pack

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will honor voice performer Nolan North, best known as Uncharted's quip-happy protagonist Nathan Drake, with a Special Award later this year. The Handmaid's Tale, financed and first released through USA streaming service Hulu, won Best International Drama. 'I just felt like the luckiest person in the world to get to play a character who was so colourful, vivid, courageous and strong, ' she said.

Vanessa Kirby won the award for Supporting Actress for her role as Princess Margaret in The Crown, the only award won for the Netflix drama which was nominated three times. "Soon maybe they will be here as well because I think they deserve to be", he said during his acceptance speech.

The hit crime drama beat the likes of The Crown and Line of Duty to take the top prize - its only nomination - at the London ceremony, where show creator Steven Knight admitted he was a little disappointed at the lack of acting nods for the cast, which includes Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, and Paul Anderson. The drama also won best mini-series.

Sean Bean won the award for Leading Actor for his performance as a Catholic priest in Broken against Joe Cole for the "Hang the DJ" episode of Black Mirror, Tim Piggott-Smith for King Charles III and Jack Rowan for Born to Kill.

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In the worldwide category, the BAFTA was awarded to The Handmaid's Tale, the adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel.

But it was the "nearly wons" that paint best the picture of streaming sites and these awards.

Love Island beat rivals The Real Full Monty and Celebrity Hunted for the Best Reality and Constructed Factual prize with Caroline Flack accepting the award.

In comedy, This Country backed up its nominations with a win for best comedy while its star Daisy May Cooper took home the award for best female performance in a comedy programme.

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