BAFTA TV Awards: “Succession”, “Ten percent”… what to remember from the ceremony

Published on May 09, 2022 at 1:46 p.m.

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The big ceremony rewarding the best television shows of the year, in the United Kingdom, took place on May 8 in London. There have been joys and disappointments.

They have been held every year since 1955. The BAFTA TV Awards are the equivalent of the Emmy Awards in the United States. And this year the forecasts were not very correct. Many series, however haloed by critics in 2021, did not win the jackpot, like “It’s A Sin” and “The Landscapers”. Regarding this latest series of true crime with Olivia Colman, we will have to wait until June to discover it in France on Canal+. A look back at moments to remember from the prize list.

Jodie Comer defeats Kate Winslet, Matthew Macfadyen crowned for “Succession”

She was the favorite after winning the Golden Globe and Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries in 2021. And yet, Kate Winslet, masterful in “Mare of Easttown” (HBO), was not chosen by the British. This is Jodie Comerthe 29-year-old Englishwoman, who was awarded for her role as Sarah in “Help”, a young social worker, working in a center in Liverpool during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The star of “Succession”, Matthew Macfadyen who plays Tom Wambsgans in the HBO series won Best Supporting Actor. If he has been one of the best characters since the launch of the show in 2019, his performance in season 3, broadcast last December, was particularly praised by critics and on social networks.

Finally, it is one of the big disappointments of the ceremony, to underline. “It’s A Sin” (available on Canal+), a five-episode mini-series recounting the AIDS years in London in the 1980s, did not win any prizes despite seven nominations.

“Ten percent”, loser, but an appearance by Camille Cottin

Nominated in the Best International Series category alongside “Lupin”, “Mare of Easttown”, “Squid Game”“Estate”, ” Ten percent “ (called “Call My Agent!” on the other side of the Channel), bowed to “The Underground Railroad”, broadcast on Amazon Prime. The American series directed by Barry Jenkins follows the journey of a young woman to free herself from slavery in the 1850s, in the United States, just before the Civil War.

On the other hand, Camille Cottin, interpreter of Andrea in “Ten percent” still made an appearance on stage to award a prize alongside Suranne Jones (“Gentleman Jack”). And his joke did not go unnoticed. “Camille, are the BAFTAs popular in France? asked the Englishwoman. Response from the Frenchwoman: “Yes, I come from Paris and there is nothing we love more than judging the British”. These few words made the audience laugh and in particular Jodie Comer, with whom she shared the poster of the Season 4 of “Killing Eve” which ended a few weeks ago.

The list of winners of the BAFTA TV Awards

Jodie Comer – Help” – Best Actress

Sean Bean – “Time” – Best Actor

Cathy Tyson – “Help” – Best Supporting Actress

Matthew Macfadyen – “Succession” – Best Supporting Actor

Sophie Willan – “Alma’s Not Normal” – Best Actress in a Comedy

Jamie Demetriou – “Slath Lets Flats” – Best Actor in a Comedy

“Motherland” – Best Situation Comedy

Googlebox – Reality and constructed factual

“Time” – Best Miniseries – “The Underground Railroad” – Best International Series

Big Zuu – Big Zuu’s Big Eats – Best Entertaining Performance

“In My Skin” – Drama Series

“Uprising” – Best Factual Series

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BAFTA TV Awards: “Succession”, “Ten percent”… what to remember from the ceremony