British Academy Television Award for Best Actress
This is a list of the British Academy Television Awards for Best Actress. The British Academy Television Awards began in 1955. The Best Actress award was initially given as an 'individual honour' without credit to a particular performance until 1969 when Wendy Craig won for her performance in Not in Front of the Children. Since 1970, nominees have been announced in addition to the winner and are listed with the winner highlighted in blue. The Actress category was split into Leading Actress and Supporting Actress starting in 2010.
|British Academy Television Award|
2020 Recipient: Glenda Jackson
|Presented by||British Academy of Film and Television Arts|
|First awarded||1954 (presented 1955)|
|Currently held by||Glenda Jackson for Elizabeth Is Missing (2019)|
In 2010, BAFTA split the category into Leading Actress and Supporting Actress. This is the list of BAFTA TV Awards for Leading Actress.
|Glenda Jackson||Elizabeth is Missing||Maud Horsham|
|Jodie Comer||Killing Eve||Villanelle / Oksana Astankova|
|Suranne Jones||Gentleman Jack||Anne Lister|
|Samantha Morton||I Am Kirsty||Kirsty|
|Record||Actress||Programme||Age (in years)|
|Oldest winner||Thora Hird||Lost for Words||89|
|Youngest winner||Molly Windsor||Three Girls||20|
Actresses with multiple wins and nominationsEdit
The following people have been awarded the British Academy Television Award for Actress multiple times:
The following people have been nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Actress multiple times:
Note: Julie Walters' two mentions in 2010, count as two separate nominations.