Naomi Ackie broke into tears as she was among the winners for the 2020 TV BAFTAs, receiving the Best Supporting Actress award on Friday.
Naomi could not believe it as she beat Helena Bonham Carter, Jasmine Jobson, and Helen Behan to the top spot with her role as Bonnie in The End Of The F****ing World.
Put in total sock and excitement by her win, Naomi started to tear up as she asked: “What? oh my God! Oh man, are you serious?”
She thanked the show’s directors, producers, and creators then went on to thank her family, Naomi chocked up as she said: “And my dad, I love my dad and he’s been so supportive, I know my mum up in the clouds would be so proud, and my sister.”
Naomi Ackie then added: “Oh man, I’m really happy this makes lockdown so much better. thank you so much.”
The End Of The F***ing World also received the BAFTA for Drama Series.
Having the 2020 BAFTA Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards held in a closed studio with government social distancing guidelines after the original date was postponed did not turn out too bad, especially with Richard Ayoade hosting the virtual event.
Though BAFTA viewers branded the ceremony’s first-ever virtual ceremony “weird and awkward”, fans praised “perfect” host Richard Ayoade on social media.
To name a few other award winners, Will Sharpe won for his performance in Giri/Haji in the Supporting Actor category.
While Idris Elba won The Special Award for his exceptional career and his commitment to championing diversity and new talent in the industry.
The Leading Actress award was won by Glenda Jackson for her performance in Elizabeth Is Missing, her first television role for more than 25 years, as well as the second BAFTA of her career.
Chernobyl, the drama based on the nuclear disaster, won two more BAFTAs, for Mini-Series and Leading Actor for Jared Harris.
First-time nominee Sian Clifford won in Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for playing Claire, the older sister of the titular character in Fleabag.
Stath Lets Flats also won for Scripted Comedy, while Taskmaster won for Comedy Entertainment Programme which is its first win following two previous nominations.
The BAFTA for Entertainment Programme was awarded to Strictly Come Dancing.
Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment, the only award voted for by the public, was won by Gavin and Stacey for the iconic moment when Nessa proposes to Smithy.
The awards ceremony also aired an emotional ‘In Memoriam’ to a number of TV presenters, actors, actress, and crew, which included Dame Vera Lynn, chef Gary Rhodes, and Caroline Flack.
To see the full list of the 2020 BAFTA TV nominations and winners for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards you can go to their website. –
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The 2020 BAFTAs is also available to rewatch on BBC iPlayer.