2022 British Academy Television Awards Winners

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On the 8th of May 2022, the British Academy Television Awards were held at the Royal Festival Hall in London to recognise the excellence in British television of 2021; the nominations had been announced on the 30th of March earlier this year alongside the nominations for the British Academy Television Craft Awards. This is the first awards ceremony since 2019 to have an in-person audience! With Richard Ayoade returning as host for the third year, the night was very eventful with its wins, so read on for the full list.

Best Entertainment Programme

  • An Audience with Adele
  • Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – WINNER
  • Life & Rhymes
  • Strictly Come Dancing

Leading Actor

  • David Thewlis, Landscapers
  • Hugh Quarshie, Stephen
  • Olly Alexander, It’s A Sin
  • Samuel Adewunmi, You Don’t Know Me
  • Sean Bean, Time – WINNER
  • Stephen Graham, Help

Leading Actress

  • Denise Gough, Too Close
  • Emily Watson, Too Close
  • Jodie Comer, Help – WINNER
  • Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown
  • Lydia West, It’s A Sin
  • Niamh Algar, Deceit

Best Supporting Actress

  • Cathy Tyson, Help – WINNER
  • Celine Buckens, Showtrial
  • Emily Mortimer, The Pursuit of Love
  • Jessica Plummer, The Girl Before
  • Leah Harvey, Foundation
  • Tahirah Sharif, The Tower 
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 08: Winner of the Factual Series Award, Steve McQueen poses in the winners room at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 08, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Callum Scott Howells, It’s A Sin
  • David Carlyle, It’s A Sin
  • Matthew Macfadyen, Succession – WINNER
  • Nonso Anozie, Sweet Tooth
  • Omari Douglas, It’s A Sin
  • Stephen Graham, Time

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

  • Aimee Lou Wood, Sex Education
  • Aisling Bea, This Way Up
  • Anjana Vasan, We Are Lady Parts
  • Natasia Demetriou, Stath Lets Flats 
  • Rose Matafeo, Starstruck
  • Sophie Willan, Alma’s Not Normal – WINNER

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

  • Jamie Demetriou, Stath Lets Flats – WINNER
  • Joseph Gilgun, Brassic
  • Ncuti Gatwa, Sex Education
  • Samson Kayo, Bloods
  • Steve Coogan, This Time with Alan Partridge 
  • Tim Renkow, Jerk

Entertainment Performance

  • Alison Hammond, I Can See Your Voice
  • Big Zuu, Big Zuu’s Big Eats – WINNER
  • Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show
  • Joe Lycett, Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back
  • Michael McIntrye, Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel 
  • Sean Lock, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 

Single Drama

  • Death of England: Face to Face
  • Help
  • I Am Victoria
  • Together – WINNER 

Scripted Comedy

  • Alma’s Not Normal
  • Motherland – WINNER
  • Stath Lets Flats
  • We Are Lady Parts

News Coverage

  • Channel 4 News, Black to Front
  • Good Morning Britain, Shamima Begum
  • ITV News at 10, Storming of the Capitol – WINNER
  • Sky News, Afghanistan: Endgame 

Current Affairs

  • Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin – WINNER
  • Four Hours At the Capitol
  • The Men Who Sell Football
  • Trump Takes on the World
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 08: Big Zuu, winner of the Features award and the Entertainment Performance award for “Big Zuu’s Big Eats”, poses in the press room at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 08, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Factual Series

  • The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime
  • 9/11: One Day in America
  • Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles
  • Uprising – WINNER

Specialist Factual

  • Black Power: A British Story of Resistance 
  • Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
  • The Missing Children – WINNER 
  • Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain

Single Documentary

  • 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room
  • Grenfell: The Untold Story
  • My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan – WINNER
  • Nail Bomber: Manhunt

Live Event

  • The BRIT Awards 2021
  • The Earthshot Prize 2021 – WINNER
  • The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance
  • Springwatch 2021 


  • The Chase – WINNER
  • Moneybags
  • Richard Osman’s House of Games
  • Steph’s Packed Lunch


  • The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – WINNER
  • ITV Racing: The Grand National
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics
  • UEFA Euro 2020 Semi Final: England v Denmark


  • Call My Agent! 
  • Lupin
  • Mare of Easttown
  • Squid Game
  • Succession
  • The Underground Railroad – WINNER

Short Form Programme

  • Hollyoaks Saved My Life
  • Our Land – WINNER
  • People You May Know
  • Please Help


  • Big Zuu’s Big Eats – WINNER
  • Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
  • Sort Your Life Out
  • The Great British Sewing Bee

Reality and Constructed Factual

  • Gogglebox – WINNER
  • Married At First Sight
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
  • The Dog House

Mini Series

  • It’s A Sin
  • Landscapers
  • Stephen
  • Time – WINNER 

Soap and Continuing Drama

  • Casualty
  • Coronation Street – WINNER
  • Emmerdale
  • Holby City

Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment

  • An Audience with Adele, Adele’s surprised by the teacher who changed her life
  • I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, Ant and Dec’s dig at Downing Street’s lockdown parties
  • It’s A Sin, Colin’s devastating AIDS diagnosis 
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, ‘UK Hun?’ – Bimini’s verse 
  • Squid Game, Red Light, Green Light game 
  • Strictly Come Dancing, Rose and Giovanni’s silent dance to ‘Symphony’ – WINNER