2016 British Academy Television Awards

The 2016 British Academy Television Awards were held on 8 May 2016.[1]

62nd British Academy Television Awards
Date8 May 2016
SiteRoyal Festival Hall
Hosted byGraham Norton
Best Comedy SeriesHave I Got News for You
Best DramaWolf Hall
Best ActorMark Rylance
Wolf Hall
Best ActressSuranne Jones
Doctor Foster
Best Comedy Performance
Most awardsWolf Hall (2)
Most nominationsWolf Hall (4)
Television coverage
ChannelBBC One
Duration2 hours

The nominations were announced on 30 March, with Wolf Hall nominated for four awards.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Mark Rylance, Best Actor winner
Tom Courtenay, Best Supporting Actor winner
Peter Kay, Best Male Comedy Performance winner
Chewing Gum, Best Female Comedy Performance winner for Michaela Coel and Best Scripted Comedy nominee
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Male Comedy Performance Best Female Comedy Performance
Best Entertainment Performance Best Single Drama
Best Mini-Series Best Drama Series
Best Soap and Continuing Drama Best International Programme
Best Factual Series or Strand Best Specialist Factual
  • Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC Two)
Best Single Documentary Best Feature
  • My Son the Jihadi (Channel 4)
    • Bitter Lake (BBC iPlayer)
    • Life After Suicide (BBC One)
    • Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids (BBC Two)
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC One)
    • Back in Time for Dinner (BBC Two)
    • Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild (Channel 4)
    • Travel Man (Channel 4)
Best Reality and Constructed Factual Best Current Affairs
  • Outbreak: The Truth About Ebola (BBC Two)
    • Children of the Gaza War (BBC Two)
    • Escape from Isis – Dispatches (Channel 4)
    • Jihad: A British Story (ITV)
Best News Coverage Best Sport
  • Channel 4 News: Paris Massacre (Channel 4)
    • BBC News at Six: Paris Attacks Special (BBC One)
    • ITV News at Ten: Refugee Crisis (ITV)
    • Sky News: From Turkey to Greece (Sky News)
Best Live Event Best Entertainment Programme
  • Big Blue Live (BBC One)
    • The Sound of Music Live! (ITV)
    • Stargazing Live: Brit In Space, Tim Peake Special (BBC)
    • The Vote (More4)
Best Scripted Comedy Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme
  • Peter Kay's Car Share (BBC iPlayer)
    • Chewing Gum (E4)
    • Peep Show (Channel 4)
    • People Just Do Nothing (BBC Three)
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC One)
    • Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe (BBC Two)
    • QI (BBC Two)
    • Would I Lie to You? (BBC One)
Radio Times Audience Award
  • Poldark (BBC One)
    • Doctor Foster (BBC One)
    • The Great British Bake Off (BBC One)
    • Humans (Channel 4)
    • Making a Murderer (Netflix)
    • Peter Kay's Car Share (BBC iPlayer)

Programmes with multiple nominationsEdit

Programmes that received multiple nominations
Nominations Programme
4 Peter Kay's Car Share
Wolf Hall
3 Doctor Foster
This Is England '90
2 Chewing Gum
Don't Take My Baby
London Spy
The C-Word
The Enfield Haunting
The Great British Bake Off
Networks that received multiple nominations
Nominations Network
26 BBC One
23 Channel 4
20 BBC Two
5 BBC iPlayer
4 BBC Three
2 E4
Sky Living

Most major winsEdit

Shows that received multiple awards
Wins Show
2 Peter Kay's Car Share
This is England '90
Wolf Hall
Wins by Network
Wins Network
7 BBC One
6 Channel 4
4 BBC Two
2 BBC iPlayer

In MemoriamEdit


  • Strictly Come Dancing won its first BAFTA this year.[2]


  1. ^ "BAFTA Television Awards 2016 – winners in full". RadioTimes. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Strictly beats Britain's Got Talent and Adele At The BBC to win its first ever TV Bafta". BT.com. Retrieved 11 May 2016.