“Happy Valley” Beats “The Crown” At BAFTAs

Netflix’s “The Crown” lost out in every category in which it was nominated this weekend at the just held BAFTA’s British Academy Television Awards ceremony.

The two it was most likely to win, Best Drama Series and Best Actress, instead went to BBC’s more acclaimed crime drama “Happy Valley” which took the top series honor and best actress for Sarah Lancashire.

FX’s “The People v OJ Simpson” took the Best International Series honor, besting “The Night Of,” “Transparent” and “Stranger Things”.

“People Just Do Nothing” scored best-scripted comedy, “Muslims Like Us” best reality series, “National Treasure” scored best mini-series, “Damilola, Our Loved Boy” best one-off drama, “Emmerdale” best soap, “Exodus: Our Journey to Europe” best factual series, and “Planet Earth II” best ‘specialist factual’ series.

Besides Lancashire, acting honors went to Steve Coogan (“Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle”), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Adeel Akhtar (“Murdered by My Father”), Tom Hollander (“The Night Manager), and Wunmi Mosaku (“Damilola, Our Loved Boy”).

The only prize decided by the public, BAFTA’s Must See Moment award, went to the ‘Snakes vs Iguna Chase’ clip from “Planet Earth II”.

Source: Variety