The TV BAFTAs hosted by Graham Norton took place in London last night, with Wolf Hall winning Best Drama Series and Best Leading Actor for Oscar winner Mark Rylance.
It marked the latest in a year of awards and nominations for the actor, who won an Oscar in February for his role in The Bridge of Spies, and whose recent turn in West End play Farinelli and the King bagged him an Olivier Award nomination.
Doctor Who‘s Suranne Jones won Best Leading Actress for critically acclaimed series Doctor Foster, with funny men Peter Kay receiving a nod for his carpool comedy Peter Kay’s Car Share and star-in-the-making Michaela Coel winning for her performance in her self-penned sitcom Chewing Gum.
Other big winners on the night were Poldark, which won the public-voted Audience Award; cult favorite This is England ’90, which picked up Best Mini-Series and Best Supporting Actress for Chanel Cresswell; and Transparent, which beat The Good Wife, Narcos and Spiral to be named Best International Show. Its star Jeffrey Tambor was on hand to pick up the award, as were other award-winners Aidan Turner, the director Shane Meadows, and The Great British Bake-Off’s Mary Berry.
Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston got their gladrags on again despite the sweltering heat (hey! in London eighty degrees is an unimaginable heatwave!), and though they both fended off red carpet questions about THOSE James Bond rumors, both of them looked the part in tuxedos. Hollywood stars also added to the mix, with Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, who were in town to promote new movie Trolls, presenting the Wolf Hall team with their gong for Best Drama Series.
And man of the moment Tom Hiddleston handed out the award for Best Leading Actress. The Hiddmeister certainly seems to be enjoying his recent success, popping up everywhere and even making an appearance on Graham Norton’s chat show the previous night. And according to insiders at the BAFTA after party, he continued the dance marathon he started at the Met Gala last Monday night (May 2) by going up to the DJ booth and asking for “Billie Jean.”Read More