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2016 British Academy Television Awards

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

62nd British Academy Television Awards
Date 8 May 2016
Site Royal Festival Hall
Hosted by Graham Norton
Best Comedy Series Have I Got News for You
Best Drama Wolf Hall
Best Actor Mark Rylance
Wolf Hall
Best Actress Suranne Jones
Doctor Foster
Best Comedy Performance
Most awards Wolf Hall (2)
Most nominations Wolf Hall (4)
Television coverage
Channel BBC One
Duration 2 hours

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


Winners and nomineesEdit

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)
    • Grayson Perry's Dream House (Channel 4)
    • The Hunt (BBC One)
    • Rudolf Nureyev – Dance to Freedom (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 AwardEdit

  • Poldark
    • Doctor Foster
    • The Great British Bake Off
    • Humans
    • Making a Murderer
    • Peter Kay's Car Share


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