Finally the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) the award goes to America drama "Killing Eve”. The awards ceremony was held on Sunday at the Royal Festival Hall. The hit show took home three trophies, for best drama series, best actress for Jodie Comer and best-supporting actress for Fiona Shaw reports variety.com.
The first award of the night saw Sky Atlantic and Showtime's "Patrick Melrose" beat out strong competition from "A Very English Scandal" to take home the prize for best miniseries. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch bagged the best leading actor prize for his performance in the show, beating competition including actor Hugh Grant in "A Very English Scandal".
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"I'm very used to being the bridesmaid," said Cumberbatch, who won the award from his seventh BAFTA TV Award nomination. Grant's co-star, Ben Whishaw, repeated his Golden Globe success by winning the best supporting actor BAFTA for "A Very English Scandal". It marks the actor's second BAFTA TV Award after winning leading actor in 2013 for "The Hollow Crown: Richard II".
"Killing Eve" won its first award of the night when Shaw took home the best-supporting-actress award. It was her first BAFTA nomination and win. Shaw said that, since she had taken on the role: "People have started to suspect I am a spy."
The awards were hosted by Graham Norton, himself a five-time BAFTA TV Award winner. "Killing Eve" and "A Very English Scandal" scored the most nominations with 14 and 12, respectively, across both the TV and TV Craft Awards. "Killing Eve" and "Patrick Melrose" both won two BAFTA Craft Awards.