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Summary

  1. Wolf Hall, Car Share and This is England 90 win two awards each
  2. Main acting honours go to Suranne Jones and Mark Rylance
  3. Wolf Hall director gets standing ovation for his defence of the BBC

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By Steven McIntosh and Keily Smith

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Mark Rylance, Michaela Coel, Mary Berry and Nadiya Hussain
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Thank you for joining us this evening for the Bafta Television Awards 2016.

If you've missed any of the ceremony tonight, have a look at the full list of winners.

You can also scroll down to see how the night unfolded, from the red carpet arrivals and the jaw-dropping dresses to the politically charged speeches and the big winners of the night.

We've had plenty of tweets over the last few hours from viewers wondering why their favourite shows weren't even nominated. In most cases, it's because recent shows such as The Night Manager were too late for the eligibility period. But don't worry, we're pretty confident they'll be well represented next year.

See you in 2017!

Lenny Henry wins special Bafta

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Sir Lenny Henry is formally awarded the Alan Clarke prize, named in honour of the late TV director, for his outstanding contribution to television.

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The award was presented to Sir Lenny by Adrian Lester, currently starring in BBC One's Undercover:  

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(Judging by some tweets you've sent us this evening, fans of the show were not best pleased that there was no new episode this week because of the Baftas ceremony, but it's back with the finale next Sunday.)

In pictures: Bafta winners

Are you a fan of Bafta winners posing for photos backstage with their Baftas?

Well then we have a special treat for you now: Some Bafta winners posing for photos backstage with their Baftas.

Michaela Coel, who won best female comedy performance for Chewing Gum:

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Tom Courtney, winner of est supporting actor winner for Unforgotten:

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Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, presenters of best entertainment programme winner Strictly Come Dancing:

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Leigh Francis, hiding behind Alesha Dixon, who presented him with the award for best entertainment performance:

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...and Peter Kay, who will be taking home two prizes, best scripted comedy and male performance in a comedy programme:

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Winner: Leading actor - Mark Rylance

Filming of second Poldark series 'already underway'

Here's Eleanor Tomlinson, Adian Turner and Heida Reed, who won the audience award for Poldark, posing backstage with their Bafta:

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BBC One were quick to remind us of the news that fans of the show will be very happy about:

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Winner: Leading actress - Suranne Jones

Winner: Best entertainment performance - Leigh Francis

Fred Sirieix on First Dates win

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Fred Sirieix, maitre d in the restaurant where Channel 4's First Dates is filmed (and self-appointed relationship expert), has been talking about what he's learned during the series.

He was speaking backstage after the show's win in the reality and constructed factual category:

I've really enjoyed it, it's been a great learning curve for me... but one thing is it reminds me of what is important in life, in business, in love, common values, making a lot of effort and of course, compromise... we're off to get pissed!

Winner: Best scripted comedy - Peter Kay's Car Share

Winner: Features - Great British Bake Off

Tributes paid to Wood, Wogan and Corbett

A break from the awards now as the Baftas pay tribute to the famous faces the entertainment industry has sadly lost in the past year:

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'Be your authentic self'

 American actor Jeffrey Tambor, who plays the lead role in Transparent, said he was honoured the show had won best international show. 

This is a series that answers the question that it's okay to change, you will still be loved. Go for your authentic self, be who you are, to hell with the consequences. Live, love, be free.

Winner: Best soap - EastEnders

Winner: Best comedy programme - Have I Got News For You

Reaction to Peter Kosminsky's acceptance speech

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There's a lot of reaction on Twitter to Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminsky's acceptance speech, where he said:

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There was a positive response on Twitter to his comments:

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Winner: Reality and constructed factual - First Dates

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Winner: Supporting actor - Tom Courtenay (Forgotten)

Winner: Radio Times Audience Award - Poldark

Peter Kay: A man of few words

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We told you a moment ago that Peter Kay won best male comedy performance for Car Share. But it seems, when it comes to acceptance speeches, he's a man of few words:

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Strictly team celebrate win

The Strictly Come Dancing team have been celebrating their win for best entertainment programme backstage. Here some of the presenters, stars and judges from the show with their award:

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Winner: Best single drama - Don't Take My Baby

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Coel pays tribute to Victoria Wood

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Newcomer Michaela Coel beat the likes Sharon Horgan and Miranda Hart to win the best female comedy performance. 

She took the opportunity to pay tribute to pay her respects to the late Victoria Wood. 

"If there's anyone out there who looks a bit like me and feels out of place, and wants to get into this (acting), you are beautiful, embrace it, you are intelligent, embrace it, you are powerful, embrace it.

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Graham Norton on Tom Hiddleston's assets

A cheeky comment from Graham Norton in the opening monologue about a certain Tom Hiddleston...

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Winner: Best male comedy performance - Peter Kay (Car Share)

Winner: Best international series - Transparent

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Tune in now on BBC One

A reminder that you can now watch the ceremony on BBC One.

The Bafta Television Awards 2016 are being hosted by Graham Norton.

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The ceremony is being broadcast on a one-hour delay, so we'll continue to bring you live updates on who's won what ahead of their broadcast.

Winner: Female comedy performance - Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum)

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Channel 4 Paris coverage wins

Channel Four News won the the news coverage award for the Paris attacks.

Jon Snow said: “It was the most testing evening I've known in news television - it ripped the heart out of Paris.” 

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Going out on a high

The creative genius behind This is England 90, Shane Meadows, picked up the award on behalf of his team. 

This was probably the end of This Is England and you kind of dream of how you are going to finish something and this was the dream you had, was to come to the Baftas, the last chance to win something for something you love.

England expects...

This is England 90 stars Stephen Graham and Chanel Cresswell will be hoping to add to the gritty series' award-haul. Both are nominated in acting categories. 

Putting their big night nerves out of their minds, the pair enjoyed a day out in London together earlier

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Winner: Best factual series - The Murder Detectives

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Winner: Best mini series - This is England 90

Defending the BBC

Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminsky used his acceptance speech to defend the BBC against political attacks. 

Most people agree the job of the BBC is to speak truth to power. It is a public broacaster, independent of government, not a state broadcaster. Not like in Russia. All of this is under threat right now. This is scary stuff folks. It's not their BBC - it's your BBC. In many ways our broadcasting is the envy of the world and we should stand up and fight for it. If we don't we shall blink and it's gone.

Winner: Single documentary - Channel 4's My Son the Jihadi

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Timberlake and Kendrick present best drama award

The award for best drama series was presented to the Wolf Hall team by Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, who are in town to promote their new movie Trolls. Here they are a little earlier on the red carpet:

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Winner: Best entertainment programme - Strictly Come Dancing

Winner: Best drama series - Wolf Hall

Championing British talent

Bafta chair Anne Morrison is giving the opening speech of the night and was keen to promote the strength of the British television industry. 

She said the "British TV industry is envy of the world - we must never take it for granted.

"What ever changes lie ahead, and change is inevitable, we have to ensure the range and quality is preserved."

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Alesha Dixon and Sheridan Smith hit the red carpet

Nearly all the stars are seated for the ceremony now but just before we leave the red carpet here are a couple of final photos for you, starting with Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon

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Best actress nominee Sheridan Smith:

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Singer Justin Timberlake, wearing his Suit & Tie (sorry):

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