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BAFTA TV Awards 2023: full list of winners and best moments

The ceremony was held at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 14 May

Ben Whishaw accepts the Leading Actor Award for his performance in 'The Is Going To Hurt' at the 2023 BAFTA Television Awards
Nicky Morris
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One of the biggest nights in the showbusiness calendar, the TV BAFTAs, took place on Sunday night. 

The brightest stars of the small screen flocked to London's Royal Festival Hall to celebrate the very best in TV over the past year. Keep reading to find out what happened during this year's ceremony, including the big winners and the best moments from on the red carpet and inside the hall.  

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BAFTA 2023 Highlights

- Derry Girls, The Traitors, I Am Ruth and Bad Sisters were the big winners of the night with two prizes each.

- Ben Whishaw picked up the gong for Leading Actor, while Kate Winslet won for Leading Actress.

- Tributes were paid in a moving In Memoriam clip.

- The public voted Paddington Bear having tea with the late Queen as the most memorable moment of the year.

- Meera Syal was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship.

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In Memoriam

A touching In Memoriam clip played during the ceremony, paying tribute to late stars including Bernard Cribbins, Bill Turnbull, Paul O'Grady, Len Goodman and Barry Humphries.

BAFTA Fellowship

Meera Syal was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship, presented by Adrian Lester. The comedian, who never went to drama school, said the award "represents change", but said "there’s still work to do".

Meera Syal, winner of the Fellowship award, poses in the Winner's Room at the 2023 BAFTA Television Awards© David M. Benett
Meera Syal received the Fellowship award


Scripted comedy

Am I Being Unreasonable? - BBC One

Big Boys - Channel 4

Derry Girls - Channel 4 - WINNER

Ghosts - BBC One

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Derry Girls won Scripted Comedy

Leading actress

Billie Piper, I Hate Suzie Too - Sky Atlantic

Imelda Staunton, The Crown - Netflix

Kate Winslet, I Am Ruth - Channel 4 - WINNER

Maxine Peake, Anne - ITV1

Sarah Lancashire, Julia - Sky Atlantic

Vicky McClure, Without Sin - ITVX

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Kate Winslet won Leading Actress

Leading actor

Ben Whishaw, This Is Going To Hurt - BBC One - WINNER

Chaske Spencer, The English - BBC Two

Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders - BBC One

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Ben Whishaw won Leading Actor

Supporting actor

Adeel Akhtar, Sherwood - BBC One - WINNER

Jack Lowden, Slow Horses - Apple TV+

Josh Finan, The Responder - BBC One

Salim Daw, The Crown - Netflix

Samuel Bottomley, Somewhere Boy - Channel 4

Will Sharpe, The White Lotus - Sky Atlantic

P&O Cruises Memorable Moment

Derry Girls, The Finale – the people of Northern Ireland vote overwhelmingly for peace - Channel 4

Heartstopper – Nick and Charlie’s First Kiss - Netflix

Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace – Paddington Meets the Queen - BBC One WINNER

Stranger Things – Max is rescued from the demonic Vecna by playing her favourite song, Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill - Netflix

The Real Mo Farah – Sir Mo Farah revealing he was illegally trafficked to the UK (BBC One)The Traitors – the final roundtable - BBC One

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Paddington Meets the Queen won Memorable Moment

Drama series

Bad Sisters - Apple TV+ - WINNER

The Responder - BBC One

Sherwood - BBC One

Somewhere Boy - Channel 4

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Bad Sisters won Drama Series

Female Performance In A Comedy Program

Daisy May Cooper, Am I Being Unreasonable? - BBC One

Diane Morgan, Cunk On Earth - BBC Two

Lucy Beaumont, Meet The Richardsons - Dave

Natasia Demetriou, Ellie & Natasia - BBC Three

Siobhán Mcsweeney, Derry Girls - Channel 4 - WINNER

Taj Atwal, Hullraisers - Channel 4

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Siobhán McSweeney won for Derry Girls

Reality & Constructed Factual

Freddie Flintoff's Field of Dreams - BBC One

RuPaul's Drag Race UK - BBC Three

The Traitors - BBC One - WINNER

We Are Black and British - BBC Two

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The Traitors won Reality and constructed factual

Short-form programme

Always, Asifa - Together TV

Biscuitland - All 4

How To Be a Person - E4 - WINNER

Kingpin Cribs - Channel 4

Specialist factual

Aids: The Unheard Tapes - BBC Two

The Green Planet - BBC One

How To Survive a Dictator With Munya Chawawa - Channel 4

Russia 1985-1999: Traumazone - BBC iPlayer - WINNER


The Chase - ITV1

The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit - BBC One - WINNER

Scam Interceptors - BBC One

King Charles appeared on The Repair Shop with Jay Blades
The Repair Shop won Daytime

Male performance in a comedy programme

Daniel Radcliffe, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story - The Roku Channel

Jon Pointing, Big Boys - Channel 4

Joseph Gilgun, Brassic - Sky Max

Lenny Rush, Am I Being Unreasonable? - BBC One - WINNER

Matt Berry, What We Do In The Shadows - Disney+

Stephen Merchant, The Outlaws - BBC One

Supporting actress

Adelayo Adedayo, The Responder - BBC One

Anne-Marie Duff, Bad Sisters - Apple TV+ - WINNER

Fiona Shaw, Andor - Disney+

Jasmine Jobson, Top Boy - Netflix

Lesley Manville, Sherwood - BBC One

Saffron Hocking, Top Boy - Netflix

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Anne-Marie Duff won Best Supporting Actress

Entertainment programme

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - ITV1

Later... With Jools Holland: Jools' 30th Birthday Bash - BBC Two

The Masked Singer - ITV1 - WINNER

Strictly Come Dancing - BBC One

Current affairs

Afghanistan: No Country For Women (Exposure) - ITV1

Children of the Taliban - Channel 4 - WINNER

The Crossing (Exposure) - ITV1

Mariupol: The People's Story (Panorama) - BBC One

News coverage

BBC News at Ten: Russia Invades Ukraine - BBC One

Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv - Channel 4 - WINNER

Good Morning Britain: Boris Johnson Interview - ITV1

Single drama

I Am Ruth - Channel 4 - WINNER

The House - Netflix

Life and Death in the Warehouse - BBC Three

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I Am Ruth won Single Drama


The Bear - Disney+

Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story - Netflix - WINNER

Wednesday - Netflix

Oussekine - Disney+

Pachinko - Apple TV+

The White Lotus - Sky Atlantic

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Monster won International


Big Zuu's Big Eats - Dave

Joe Lycett vs Beckham: Got Your Back At Xmas - Channel 4 - WINNER

The Martin Lewis Money Show Live - ITV1

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan - BBC Two


A Spy Among Friends - ITVX

Mood - BBC Three - WINNER

The Thief, His Wife And The Canoe - ITV1

This Is Going To Hurt - BBC One

Factual series

Jeremy Kyle Show: Death On Daytime - Channel 4

Libby, Are You Home Yet? - Sky Crime - WINNER

Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi - Netflix

Worlds Collide: The Manchester Bombing - ITV1

Single documentary

Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes - Sky Documentaries

Escape From Kabul Airport - BBC Two

Our Falklands War: A Frontline Story - BBC Two

The Real Mo Farah - BBC One - WINNER

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The Real Mo Farah won Single Documentary

Comedy entertainment programme

Friday Night Live - Channel 4 - WINNER

The Graham Norton Show - BBC One

Taskmaster - Channel 4

Would I Lie To You? - BBC One

Soap and continuing drama

Casualty - BBC One - WINNER

EastEnders - BBC One

Emmerdale - ITV1

Live event

Concert For Ukraine - ITV1

Platinum Jubilee: Party At The Palace - BBC One - WINNER

The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II - BBC One

Entertainment performance

Big Zuu, Big Zuu's Big Eats - Dave

Claudia Winkleman, The Traitors - BBC One - WINNER

Lee Mack, The 1% Club - ITV1

Mo Gilligan, The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan - Channel 4

Rosie Jones, Rosie Jones' Trip Hazard - Channel 4

Sue Perkins, Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal - Netflix

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Claudia Winkleman won Entertainment performance


Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games - BBC One

Uefa Women's Euro 2022 - BBC One - WINNER

Wimbledon 2022 - BBC One

Red carpet highlights

HELLO! caught up with some of the stars of the small screen on the red carpet, including Lenny Henry, who confirmed that he wouldn't be appearing in the second season of the Lord of the Rings spin-off, Rings of Power. 

He was joined by the stars of his upcoming TV drama, Three Little Birds, and gave us an idea of what to expect from the new series. "We can't do a story like this without these three," he said, gesturing to actresses Rochelle Neil, Yazmin Belo and Saffron Coomber. "They embody the characters so well."

"It's literally tears, laughter, joy, heartbreak. They embodied all of these because when our parents came over in the '50s and '60s, they had to put up with the whole of the patriarchy, the whole of society saying you don't belong here, you should go back where you came from and yet, they overcame that and built a life here."

Rochelle Neil, Sir Lenny Henry, Saffron Coomber and Yazmin Belo arrive at the 2023 BAFTA Television Awards © David M. Benett
Sir Lenny Henry arrived with Rochelle Neil, Saffron Coomber and Yazmin Belo, the stars of his upcoming drama, Three Little Birds

Meanwhile, Loose Women star Charlene White said she would love to do a second stint in the I'm A Celebrity jungle. When asked if she would return to the show, she said: "I absolutely would. I think the first time you do it, you have no idea what you're walking into. 

"I would be interested to do it again when you know what you're going into and you realise that things you thought you were going to be scared of, you're not anymore. So I absolutely would, without a shadow of a doubt."

HELLO! also chatted with Strictly star Anton Du Beke, who revealed which star he would love to see join the celebrity line-up. "We're all sort of hoping Piers Morgan comes along," he said. 

Scroll for some looks from the red carpet...

Daisy May Cooper looked incredible in a dreamy pink gown© Jeff Spicer/BAFTA
Daisy May Cooper was a dream in a gorgeous pink gown
Husband and wife Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton looked loved up on the red carpet© Dave J Hogan
Husband and wife Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton looked loved up on the red carpet
Ben Whishaw looked suave in a plum-hued suit on the red carpet© David M. Benett
Ben Whishaw looked suave in a plum-hued suit on the red carpet

MORE: The most show-stopping looks from the 2023 TV BAFTAs

Who hosted the TV BAFTAs 2023?

Comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan handled the hosting duties for this year's ceremony, taking over from Richard Ayoade's three-year stint as host.

Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett are this year's hosts
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Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett are this year's hosts

Who is nominated at the TV BAFTAs 2023?

This year's nominations list was led by BBC dramas The Responder and This is Going to Hurt, which each picked up six nominations across various categories, including Best Drama Series and Lead Actor. 

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Cillian Murphy received his first BAFTA TV nomination

Meanwhile, Cillian Murphy was finally nominated for his performance in Peaky Blinders, and Daniel Radcliffe was up for his first BAFTA for his role in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.

Meanwhile, Daisy May Cooper was nominated for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for a third time for Am I Being Unreasonable?.

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The Traitors was nominated for Reality and constructed factual

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