Can I Still Watch The BAFTA TV Awards, And Who Won?

It was the BAFTAs, but not as you know them.

BAFTAs TV 2020

by grazia |
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These days, we’ll take any glamour we can get, and with a major dearth on red carpet events we are even more excited about the BAFTA TV Awards than usual. Originally scheduled for May 17th, the biggest date in British television was rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and instead aired on the BBC on Friday 31 July.

When and how can I watch the BAFTA TV Awards?

A BAFTA pre-show aired live from 6pm, and the ceremony aired live on BBC One. The whole thing is now available to view on iPlayer.

Who is hosting the BAFTA TV Awards?

Richard Ayoade – comedian, writer and star of The IT Crown – carried out the hosting duties, taking over from usual host Graham Norton. Naturally, he wasn't standing in front of a packed audience this year. Instead, he presented the event from a closed studio. Some of the winners submitted pre-recorded speeches that all the nominees were asked to record, and some were live on air via Zoom when their awards were announced.

As with the ‘real life’ events, celebrities were wrangled to read out the nominees and present the prize. Paul Mescal, Stacey Dooley, Jeff Goldblum and, um, The Muppets all got involved.

Who was nominated?

It’s an impressive year for British TV, and it’s a shame we won’t be getting a year of starry performances in one room. But it has to be said, they’d struggle to fit all this talent in the usual room. Chernobyl leads the way with an impressive 14 nominations, with The Crown also among the big hitters. Fleabag is in the running for three, with Jodie Comer of Killing Eve taking on Glenda Jackson, Samantha Morton and Suranne Jones. The Capture’s Callum Turner, Jared Harris, Stephen Graham and Takehiro Hira battle it out for Best Actor. While Virgin Media’s must-see moment prize asks the public to choose their favourite moment from the year in TV.

Who won the 2020 BAFTA TV awards?


Chernobyl HBO/Sky Atlantic

Female performance in a comedy programme

Sian Clifford Fleabag; BBC Three

Male performance in a comedy programme

Jamie Demetriou Stath Lets Flats; Channel 4

Entertainment performance

Mo Gilligan The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan; Channel 4

Comedy entertainment programme

Taskmaster Dave

Current affairs

Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag (Exposure) ITV

News coverage

Hong Kong Protests Sky News

Leading actor

Jared Harris Chernobyl; HBO/Sky Atlantic

Leading actress

Glenda Jackson Elizabeth is Missing; BBC One

Supporting actor

Will Sharpe Giri/Haji; BBC Two/Netflix

Supporting actress

Naomi Ackie The End of the F***ing World; Channel 4/Netflix

Drama series

The End of The F***ing World Channel 4/Netflix

Single drama

The Left Behind BBC Three

Soap & continuing drama

Emmerdale ITV – WINNER

Entertainment programme

Strictly Come Dancing BBC One

Factual series

Leaving Neverland Channel 4


The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan BBC Two


When They See Us Netflix

Live event

Blue Planet Live BBC One

Reality & constructed factual

Race Across the World BBC Two

Scripted comedy

Stath Let Flats Channel 4

Short form programme

Brain In Gear BBC iPlayer

Single documentary

The Last Survivors BBC Two

Specialist factual

Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story BBC Four


2019 Rugby World Cup Final: England v South Africa ITV

Virgin Media’s must see moment (voted for by the public)

Gavin & Stacey Nessa Proposes to Smithy; BBC One


90s TV Fashion

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Moesha, Moesha

The cardigan has reached cult status thanks to Taylor Swift, but Moesha got there first with this tie-front number.

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Zara, Knit Cardigan With Buttons, £19.99

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Tia and Tamera Mowry, Sister Sister

The ultimate style lesson is twinning is winning, but Tia and Tamera's bucket hat game is definitely worth a mention.

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Urban Outfitters, Utility Bucket Hat, £18

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Mango, Linen Blazer Suit, £79.99

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Mango, Linen Suit Trousers, £49.99

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Mean Girls

Lizzo might've hit headlines for her teeny tiny bag at the AMAs last year, but the Mean Girls were doing it way before her time.

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By Far, Mini Rachel Black Semi Patent Leather, £265

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Kelly Kapowski gets most of the credit for being the fashionista on Saved By The Bell, but we think Lisa Turtle is the Bayside High student whose wardrobe we want to raid. From puff-sleeve tops to cowboy boots, the girl knew what she was doing.

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Aeyde, Kate Black Calf Boots, £294

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Buffy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Like Kate Middleton, Buffy and Cordelia were never afraid to embrace a little animal print. A tiger-striped slip dress is a shortcut to summer 2020 success.

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Realisation Par, The Christy In Tiger, £175

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Marissa Cooper, The OC

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SEA, Marina Broderie Anglaise Cotton-Poplin Blouse, £270

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Rachel, Friends

Rachel Green's fashion wisdom had no limit — the basic polo neck, a mini skirt with knee highs, a chic work skirt suit — but her greatest hit was finding the perfect straight-leg jeans.

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Ganni, Basic Denim High-Waisted Jeans, £195

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Pulp Fiction

Mia Wallace, the ultimate cool girl, knew that a classic white shirt is a wardrobe must-have.

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Cefinn, Skyla Cotton Long-Sleeve Shirt, £150

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Gilmore Girls

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Victoria Beckham, Men's Coat In Camel, £2,250

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Blair and her headbands ruled the Upper East Side - and her favourite accessory is definitely making a comeback.

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Shrimps, Melette Checked Headband, £95

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Sabrina, Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Sabrina Spellman took a few fashion risks in her time, like this suede fringed halter top.

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Topshop, Black Faux Leather Fringe Jacket, £42

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Kathryn Merteuil, Cruel Intentions

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Miu Miu, Puffed Short-Sleeved Sheer Blouse, £860

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