At the BAFTA Television Awards, which took place in London, Kate Winslet was recognized as the victor. Winslet, an actress who has already won an Academy Award, took use of the opportunity to speak about the problem of harmful information on social media and to demand for action to be taken against it when she was accepting the award.
In the miniseries “I am Ruth,” in which Winslet acted alongside her own real-life daughter, Mia Threapleton, she drew praise for her portrayal of a mother grappling with the effects of social media on her adolescent daughter. In this role, Winslet portrayed a mother who is struggling to understand how social media is affecting her daughter.
She stressed that the series was designed for families who feel trapped by the risks of the online world, parents who wish to speak with their adolescents but are unable to, and young folks who are caught up in the grasp of social media and its more negative features. Winslet pleaded with individuals who are in positions of authority and those who are capable of initiating change, encouraging them to prohibit and destroy harmful content and putting an emphasis on the need to regain the lives of their children.
During her acceptance speech, Winslet not only paid tribute to Threapleton but also expressed her desire to share the honor with her daughter. She said, “If I could break it in half, I would give the other half to my daughter… we did this together, kiddo.”
In the meanwhile, Whishaw won the award for his performance as a doctor who worked in an obstetrics ward at a London hospital in the medical comedy-drama “This is Going to Hurt,” which was based on the memoir written by Adam Kay, who had previous experience working as a physician.
Anne-Marie Duff was recognized as the best supporting actress for her work in the drama series category for her role in the series “Bad Sisters,” which was filmed in Dublin. Because of his work in the crime drama “Sherwood,” Adeel Akhtar was honored as the winner of the award for best supporting actor.
The trophy for best scripted comedy went to the concluding season of “Derry Girls,” while the prize for best foreign comedy went to the Netflix series “Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.”
The “Party at the Palace” festivities that were staged in June of last year to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s 70th year on the throne were covered by BBC One, and they received the award in the live event category. The public’s voting determined that the most memorable moment of the event was a sketch that depicted the late queen having tea with Paddington Bear, who was portrayed by Whishaw. This sketch won the award for most memorable moment.