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Winners announced for the 2024 BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises

12 May 2024
Event: British Academy Games AwardsDate: Thursday 4 April 2019Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, LondonHost: Dara Ó Briain -Area: Carlo Paloni Master-SetBAFTA/Carlo Paloni

The Sixth Commandment and Top Boy each win two BAFTAs

Performance category winners are: Timothy Spall; Sarah Lancashire; Jasmine Jobson; Matthew Macfadyen; Mawaan Rizwan; Gbemisola Ikumelo and Joe Lycett

Public vote Happy Valley’s final kitchen showdown between Catherine Cawood and Tommy Lee Royce as the P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award winner

Lorraine Kelly receives BAFTA Special Award

Baroness Floella Benjamin receives BAFTA Fellowship

View the full list of winners here

BAFTA has announced the winners of the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises 2024 at a star-studded ceremony in London. Celebrating the very best of television broadcast in 2023, the show was hosted by award-winning comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan and broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer, as well as @BAFTA’s social channels.

Sarah Lancashire won the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her role in Happy Valley, her second BAFTA for the same role. Happy Valley also won the only award voted for by the British public, P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award, for Catherine Cawood and Tommy Lee Royce’s final kitchen showdown moment.

Jasmine Jobson won her first BAFTA - Supporting Actress for her performance in Top Boy, which also won the BAFTA for Drama Series.

Timothy Spall won his first BAFTA - Leading Actor for his performance in true-crime drama The Sixth Commandment, which also won the BAFTA for the Limited Drama.

Matthew Macfadyen won the BAFTA for Supporting Actor for his role in the final series of Succession - the second time he has won for this role, having won the BAFTA for Supporting Actor in 2022.

Mawaan Rizwan, the writer, comedian and creator of Juice won his first BAFTA for Male Performance in a Comedy.

Gbemisola Ikumelo won Female Performance in a Comedy for Black Ops, which she also co-created.  This is her first performance BAFTA.

Following his 2023 BAFTA win in the Features category, Joe Lycett was awarded the BAFTA for Entertainment Performance for his show Late Night Lycett.

Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan collected the BAFTA for Comedy Entertainment for Rob & Romesh VS.

Following Kat Sadler’s win at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards last month, Such Brave Girls won in Scripted Comedy.

Ellie Simmonds: Finding My Secret Family won Single Documentary; Cheltenham Festival Day One won Sports Coverage; Eurovision Song Contest 2023 won Live Event Coverage; Casualty won Soap for the second year running; Scam Interceptors won Daytime; Strictly Come Dancing won Entertainment; Factual Entertainment was won by Celebrity Race Across the World; Reality was won by Squid Game: The Challenge.

Lockerbie won Factual Series; Specialist Factual was won by White Nanny, Black Child; News Coverage was presented to Channel 4 News: Inside Gaza: Israel and Hamas At War; Current Affairs was won by The Shamima Begum Story (This World); Short Form was won by Mobility and the BAFTA for International was awarded to Class Act.

The BAFTA Special Award was presented by Brian Cox to presenter and broadcaster Lorraine Kelly for her outstanding contribution to the television industry. 2024 marks four-decades of her unstoppable and impressive broadcasting career, as a hugely significant presence on daytime television. 

The Fellowship, the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA, was presented by Clive Myrie to Baroness Floella Benjamin in recognition of her exceptional contribution to television. From the moment she appeared on the nation’s screens fifty years ago, she has been a tireless advocate of diversity and inclusion, and for the rights of children.

The ceremony took place at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and featured a special dance theatre performance of Rambert’s Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, as well as an exclusive music performance from chart-topping British singer Ella Eyre. The night’s attendees and guest presenters can be found here.

The 2024 BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises was broadcast in North America, the Nordics, South Africa and Australia on BritBox International, in Australia and New Zealand on BBC Studios ANZ, and in 24 countries across Africa and the Middle East on AlThaqafeya and MBC Channels, and on seven ships within the P&O Cruises fleet.

Photography is available via BAFTA Thirdlight. Visit for information on photography and video clips, logos and more.

The Voting Process

The winners were determined through a combination of BAFTA TV membership-wide voting, Juries and Chapter voting.

Given the very high volume of entries to the BAFTA Television and BAFTA Television Craft Awards, the use of Juries ensures every longlisted entry for each category is seen and considered.  This year, over 500 voters participated in 43 juries, and four Chapter votes took place to decide the nominations.

Juries are comprised of voters with the relevant professional expertise and balance of gender, background, location and age. Chapters are made up of BAFTA members who hold specialist knowledge in the relevant craft to the category in consideration. BAFTA’s membership includes over 5700 television industry creative practitioners. Latest demographic information on BAFTA’s membership is here.

BAFTA’s guiding principles are to celebrate creative excellence, level the playing field, provide a fair and robust process, and encourage positive industry change.

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About P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises is Britain’s favourite cruise line, welcoming guests to experience holidays with a blend of discovery, choice, relaxation and exceptional service catered towards British tastes. Each of the seven ships has its own appeal from family friendly or exclusively for adults. With over 200 destinations worldwide, P&O Cruises itineraries are carefully curated to inspire discovery and are varied to suit newcomers and experienced guests alike.

P&O Cruises works with the best of the best including Gary Barlow and Multi award-winning performer Nicole Scherzinger. Food Heroes include chefs Marco Pierre White, Jose Pizarro, Shivi Ramoutar and Kjartan Skjelde, as well as award-winning drinks expert Olly Smith.

The ‘P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award’ is the only award voted for by members of the public, honouring the impact of television and its power to bring the nation together. This year’s shortlist can be found here.

Notes to editors:

Winners of the BAFTA Television Craft Awards previously announced on 28 April are:

Charlie Brooker and Bisha K Ali won the Writer Drama category and Stephan Pehrsson won for Photography & Lighting Fiction for Demon 79 (Black Mirror).

Nikki Parsons, Ollie Bartlett and Richard Valentine won the Director: Multi-camera category, and Julio Himede, Tim Routledge, Kojo Samuel, Michael Sharp and Dan Shipton won Entertainment Craft Team for Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

The Editing Team behind Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland won Editing: Factual and the documentary’s composer Simon Russell won Original Music: Factual.

Atli Örvarsson won Original Music: Fiction and Gavin Bocquet and Amanda Bernstein won Production Design for their work on Silo.

The Sound Team behind Slow Horses won Sound: Fiction, and Sam Williams collected a BAFTA for Editing: Fiction, for their work on episode 1 of the show.

Director: Factual was won by Peter Beard and Bruce Fletcher for Otto Baxter: Not a Horror Story

Peter Hoar won Director: Fiction for The Last of Us

Emerging Talent: Fiction category was won by writer Kat Sadler for Such Brave Girls

Emerging Talent: Factual was won by director Fred Scott  for London Bridge: Facing Terror

BAFTA Breakthrough Jack Rooke won Writer: Comedy for Big Boys

Aisha Bywaters, also a BAFTA Breakthrough alumni, won Scripted Casting for Three Little Birds

First-time BAFTA winners included, Sharon LongCostume Design for The GreatLisa ParkinsonMake-up & Hair Design for The Long Shadow, and Benedict Sanderson, winner of Photography: Factual for The Detectives: Taking down an OCG.

The Sound Team won Sound: Factual for The Coronation of TM The King and Queen Camilla

Tamsin McGeeBen HanburyHugo Moss and Paul McDonnell won for Wilderness in the Titles and Graphic Identity category.

Tim Crosbie, Caimin BourneJet OmoshebiDan WeirCinesite and David Stephens won Special, Visual & Graphic Effects for The Witcher

The Television Craft Special Award was presented by Ria Hebden to MAMA Youth Project in recognition of their work helping young people from underrepresented groups to access careers in the television and media industries. Founder and CEO Bob Clarke accepted the Award.