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Summary

  1. Happy Valley and Damilola, Our Loved Boy win two awards each
  2. Sarah Lancashire and Adeel Akhtar lead the acting winners
  3. Other winners include Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Steve Coogan, Planet Earth II and Emmerdale
  4. Netflix's The Crown had the most nominations with five - but won nothing

Live Reporting

By Steven McIntosh and Ian Youngs

All times stated are UK

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The Bafta party is only just starting

But our Bafta TV Awards coverage is ending.

We'd like to think that Joanna Lumley is currently quaffing champagne with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Charlie Brooker and the cast of Emmerdale at the after-show party.

You can scroll down to relive all the night's action.

Or see a list of all the winners and look at the night's best photos.

Joanna Lumley gets the top honour

Joanna Lumley
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Before the night draws to a close, Jennifer Saunders presents Joanna Lumley with the prestigious Bafta Fellowhsip.

Joanna Lumley takes to the stage to accept the Academy's highest honour:

We as actors, we're dragged about in golden carriages... we are furnished with words, costumed, made up, we have stunt performers to make us look better. We have people who drive us, who dress us. We have all this.

For me this is paradise because I'm here where I wanted to be - I'm in the company that I wish to keep ever since I was young. I wanted to be with people who left race and religion and age and gender and shoe size and things outside the door when they came. People who are in our profession don't have those discriminations.

Joanna Lumley: Six times she was absolutely fabulous

'Equal representation for actresses'

Sarah Lancashire and James Nesbitt
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Host Sue Perkins introduced the leading actress category by saying the requirement was "being paid just under the same amount as the leading actor".

The award was presented to Sarah Lancashire by James Nesbitt, who said he was wearing a badge supporting a campaign called Equal Representation for Actresses. He said:

For one female role there are three male roles. As the father of two girls, that should change.

The winners and losers

That's it for the competitive awards - so we now know that Happy Valley and Damilola, Our Loved Boy, are the biggest winners with two prizes each in the main categories.

Catch up on the full list of winners and nominees here.

We also know that, surprisingly, there's been nothing for The Crown - despite the fact it led the nominations with five.

WINNER: Leading actress - Sarah Lancashire

Sarah Lancashire
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"We love you!" shouts an audience member as Lancashire takes to the stage.

She thanks her co-stars and Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright, who she describes as "extraordinary"

Paying tribute to one of her fellow nominees, Lancashire adds: "Claire Foy, you have given me the best 10 hours under a duvet I've ever had."

WINNER: Leading actor - Adeel Akhtar - Murdered By My Father

Adeel Akhtar
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Benedict Cumberbatch has lost out - with Akhtar picking up the best actor award instead for the one-off drama telling the story of a honour killing. 

The other nominees were Babou Ceesay and Robbie Coltrane.

WINNER: Entertainment programme - Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

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"We've already started on next year's series," says Dec. "What a huge lovely cherry on top of the cake."

WINNER: Scripted comedy - People Just Do Nothing

Kurupt FM
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WINNER: Features - Who Do You Think You Are

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WINNER: Best supporting actress - Wunmi Mosaku - Damilola, Our Loved Boy

Wunmi Mosaku
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Mosaku won for playing Gloria Taylor, the mother of 10-year-old Damilola Taylor, who was killed in 2000. His family's story was turned into a 90-minute BBC One drama, which has already been named best single drama tonight.

I want to thank the Taylors for your courage and honesty. I'd like to dedicate this to the memory of Damilola and his mother Gloria.

WINNER: Sport - The Open Production Team

As in golf. This award goes to Sky Sports/European Tour Productions/Sky Sports 1.

WINNER: Supporting actor - Tom Hollander for The Night Manager

Tom Hollander
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Hollander, who played Hugh Laurie's menacing henchman Corky, was The Night Manager's only nominee.

In his speech, he said filming the programme was "a very happy time".

Thank you very much, this was a really fun job and a great part and it was a lovely team of people. To be given this at the end of it is a very, very lovely feeling so thanks all the people who voted for me.

Many fans of the show were up in arms that Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and/or Hugh Laurie weren't nominated too - but at least the show's got one award.

In memorium

The ceremony pauses to pay tribute to some of those we've lost in the past year, including Andrew Sachs, Jean Alexander, Gorden Kaye, Robert Vaughan, Jimmy Perry, Tim Piggott-Smith, Colin Dexter, Liz Smith and Caroline Aherne.

WINNER: Reality and constructed factual - Muslims Like Us

Muslims Like Us
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One of the contributors to the programme, Mehreen says: "There are 1.6 billion Muslims around the world and we knew it was impossible for the 10 of us to represent every single one of them. But the message behind [this programme] is not confined to one community. Regardless of your race or religion, we need to write our own narrative and stand up for what we believe in. 

"So thank you BBC and Love [Productions] for being brave enough in the current climate to provide us with that platform, Bafta for supporting our show, and my wonderful family who despite the stereotypes have always encouraged me to be a strong woman who has a voice and uses it to make a change."

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WINNER: Must see moment: Planet Earth II: Snakes vs Iguana Chase

And you can understand why...

For racer snakes, the emergence of marine iguana hatchlings is a feeding bonanza.

WINNER: Male performance in a comedy programme - Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan
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Coogan won for Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle, which was on Sky Atlantic - but he wasn't at the ceremony to collect it.

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WINNER: Female performance in a comedy programme - Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag

Thank you all so much for this. I would like to thank my mother who said be anything you want to be as long as you are outrageous.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge
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WINNER: Live event - The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration

The star-studded celebration was hosted by Ant and Dec exactly a year ago.

Ant and Dec
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WINNER: News coverage - Victoria Derbyshire, BBC News

Victoria Derbyshire
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The other nominees were:

  • Channel 4 News: Brexit - Day One
  • BBC North West Tonight: Hillsborough Inquests
  • Sky News Tonight - Aleppo: Death of a City

WINNER: Factual series - Exodus: Our Journey to Europe

WINNER: International - The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Cuba Gooding Jr says he "literally wants to kiss every single person in this room" as he accepts the prize - to many cheers from the audience.

Cuba Gooding Jr
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Where is Graham Norton?

Graham Norton
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Normally for the TV Baftas, the BBC wheels out one of its biggest stars to host - Graham Norton.

So where is he this year?

Well, in a word, Kiev. As Eurovision fans will know, Graham was commentating on last night's song contest, and because this year's competition fell on the same weekend as the TV Baftas, he couldn't do both.

But never fear, Sue Perkins is taking the reins this year and we're confident she's going to do a stand-up job... even if it will be a little strange seeing her without Mel.

WINNER: Single drama - Damilola: Our Loved Boy

Damilola: Our Loved Boy
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The cast and crew of the drama take to the stage to accept the award - including Richard Taylor, Damilola's father, who dedicates the award to the his son and his late wife Gloria. He adds:

"I want to send an appeal to young people on the street killing themselves. Parents are crying, mothers are crying, killings have gone up recently in the city of London. I beg you all to stop this unneccessary killing of innocent people."

Read more: Damilola Taylor: TV drama tells the story behind the headlines

WINNER: Current affairs - Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed (Panorama)

WINNER: Single documentary - Hillsborough

Producers dedicate the award to "the 96 men, women in children who went to a football match in 1989 and never came home".

WINNER: Entertainment performance - Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre
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Everybody says they don’t expect it, but you know I’m here and I’m dressed up and everything. But I didn’t. I genuinely didn’t. This is so fun.

McIntyre then turned to the award's presenter, Kim Cattrall of Sex and the City fame:

We’ve never met. You give me Baftas. We should meet more often!

And he finished by thanking the usual roll call of people, concluding ecstatically: 

And most of all my beautiful, wonderful wife and my kids at home, who I told I wouldn’t win. Daddy won! I’m coming home! Yay!

WINNER: Best drama series - Happy Valley

Happy Valley
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BBC One drama Happy Valley, written by Sally Wainwright and starring Sarah Lancashire, takes the first prize of the night.

And we're off...

"Best crack on before someone sells the format to Channel 4," jokes Sue as she introduces the first award of the night - best drama series. Sean Bean and Anna Friel take to the stage to present.

The nominees are:

  • The Crown
  • The Durrells
  • Happy Valley
  • War & Peace

Sue Perkins's monologue is everything we hoped it would be

Sue Perkins
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After an introductory video starring Ed Balls and Mary Berry, Sue Perkins takes to the stage and kicks off the ceremony.

It may be strange to see her without Mel, but Sue gets that out of the way nice and early.

"You might know me best as 'and Sue'," she jokes.

"Whatever happens tonight, I promise to deliver you a strong and stable Baftas," she adds, possibly the first of many political references we'll get tonight.

"And what a lovely set," she says, referring to a backdrop filled with the famous Bafta face statuettes.

"Each one of those faces represents a celebrity who didn't make it back from this series of The Jump."

Looking back over the last year of British telly, she says: "The Night Manager was an incredible show. Not nominated but it was an incredible show."

And finally, she references BBC drama The Replacement, a show about a woman who is scared of someone stealing her job. "I really couldn't relate to it," the former Great British Bake Off host joked.

The celebs are sitting comfortably...

...so the ceremony shall begin.

A last word from Cumberbatch...

Our entertainment reporter Lizo Mzimba grabbed a quick word with Benedict Cumberbatch before he ducked into the ceremony, which starts in a matter of minutes...

Benedict Cumberbatch speaks to Lizo Mzimba ahead of the TV Baftas.

Red carpet fashion

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Eleanor Tomlinson
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Joan Collins
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Laura Whitmore
Jennifer Metcalfe
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Jennifer Metcalfe
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