The British Academy of Film and Television Arts or commonly called Bafta is a prestigious independent and charity event that supports, honors, and promotes local and international contributions to the creative arts of film, television shows, and video games in the United Kingdom.
The star-studded Bafta Awards 2023 took place on 14th May 2023 at the Royal Festival Hall in London, United Kingdom. This article is an examination of all the winners in the various categories of the ceremony. Let’s take a look at them.
All The Winners Of The 2023 Bafta Awards
Best Female Performance In A Comedy Programme
Irish actress Siobhan McSweeney bagged the Bafta award in this category for her hilarious acting in the beloved series ‘Derry Girls’ as Sister Michael.
Best Reality And Constructed Factual
The BBC One’s massively successful reality show set in an extremely competitive environment of a Scotland castle – ‘The Traitors’ won the notable award in this category.
Best Short Form Program
The miniseries ‘How To Be A Person’ won in this category for its apt representation of awkward yet true experiences and stories of teenagers.
Best Specialist Factual
The highly appreciated fact-based series ‘Russia 1985-1999: TraumaZone’ took home the prestigious Bafta in this category. The series deserved the honor for its thought-provoking depiction of human life in Russia during the collapse of communism and democracy in the nation.
‘The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit’ featuring Jay Blades along with a skilled team of craftsmen as they visit the Dumfries House in Scotland won the award in this category.
Best Sports Coverage
‘UEFA Women’s Euro 2022′ aired on BBC One bagged a Bafta in this category.
Best Male Performance In A Comedy Program
British child actor Lenny Lush won a Bafta in this category for his talented acting in the series ‘Am I Being Unreasonable?’
Best Entertainment Program
The popular American reality competitive singing television series ‘The Masked Singer’ took home the prestigious award.
Best Supporting Actress
Actress Anne-Marie Duff won a Bafta for her phenomenal acting in the Irish dark comedy and thriller series ‘Bad Sisters’.
Best Current Affairs
The Bafta for current affairs went to Channel 4’s remarkable television series – ‘Children Of The Taliban’ which narrates the story of four Afghani kids under the rise of the Taliban regime, after the withdrawal of the American army.
Best News Coverage
The most outstanding and on-point media coverage honored in the award ceremony was ‘Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv’ for broadcasting the whole Russia and Ukraine war.
Best Single Drama
The cinematic creation ‘I Am Ruth’ which centers around a mother who is trying her best to help her daughter get rid of social media consumption bagged the award in this category.
The American series based on the true criminal and chilling story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer – ‘Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ won the award for best international cinematic production.
‘Joe Lycett Vs Beckham: Got Your Back’ featuring Joe Lycett and legendary footballer David Beckham took home a Bafta in the event.
‘Mood’ starring actress Nicole Lecky that narrates the story of an aspiring musician in the dark world of social media influencer culture has now become a Bafta winner mini-series.
Best Factual Series
‘Libby, Are You Home Yet?’ is a crime docuseries based on the true events of the murder of a 21-year-old girl called Libby Squire. It won a Bafta for being a remarkable fact-based series of 2023.
Best Single Documentary
The documentary about the life of Mo Farah who is a prominent British athlete best-known for long-distance running called ‘The Real Mo Farah’ won the Bafta in this category.
Best Comedy Entertainment Program
‘Friday Night Live’ hosted by Ben Elton, which airs on Channel 4 has officially become this year’s Bafta winner for best entertainment program.
Best Soap And Continuing Drama
BBC One’s highly successful medical drama series called ‘Casualty’ has scooped a Bafta for its remarkable cinematic production.
Best Live Event
‘Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace’ which took place right outside Buckingham Palace was a music concert to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the Late Queen Elizabeth II has taken home a Bafta for being the best live event organized in 2022.
Best Entertainment Performance
Claudia Winkleman bagged a Bafta for her performance as a remarkable television presenter in the hit BBC series ‘The Traitors’.
Best Memorable Moment
The Bafta in this category went to the fun and heart-warming sketch between the late Queen Elizabeth II and Paddington Bear, showcased in the ‘Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace’ live event.
Best Supporting Actor
British actor Adeel Akhtar took home a much-deserved Bafta award for his skilled acting in the popular crime drama television series ‘Sherwood’.
Best Drama Series
‘Bad Sisters’ is a thriller narration of four sisters who after the death of their parents are bound by a promise to stick by each other no matter what. For its remarkable ensemble of actors, plotline, and visuals, the series was honored with a Bafta.
Best Leading Actor
British actor and producer Ben Wishaw won in this category for his portrayal of the character junior Doctor Adam Kay in the medical series ‘This Is Going To Hurt’.
Best Scripted Comedy
The Bafta in this category no doubt went to the highly appreciated and popular British sitcom – ‘The Derry Girls‘ which is created and written by Lisa McGee and stars Nicola Coughlan and Saoirse-Monica Jackson among several others.
Best Leading Actress
The diva actress of Hollywood Kate Winslet scooped a Bafta for her phenomenal acting in the television drama series ‘I Am Ruth’.
These are the winners of the 2023 Bafta Awards.