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Baftas 2017: Happy Valley beats The Crown in mixed night

A peek inside the goody bag for tonight’s Bafta TV awards The Royal Ballet Tatiana shoes by Cocorose which specialises in practical foldable flats for women on the go. Courtesy Cocorose
Eleena Tovar | 15 May, 2017, 19:57

The expensive Netflix series is also nominated for the best drama prize, alongside The Durrells, Happy Valley and War & Peace.

The ten-part regal series lost out on winning Best Drama Series to Happy Valley and the star of the show Sarah Lancashire beat actress Claire to win Best Actress in a Leading Role.

The stars gathered at the Royal Festival Hall were told by an MC "we are in General Election territory" and they would be stopped if their speeches jeopardised the BBC's impartiality rules.

The ceremony - hosted by former Great British Bake Off Host Sue Perkins - wasn't short of laughs.

Lancashire praised Foy, saying "you have given me the best 10 hours under a duvet that I have ever had".

Emotions ran high when the Beeb's Damilola, Our Loved Boy, about the killing of ten-year-old Damilola Taylor in 2000, won two gongs.

Speaking about the programme to The Sun Online, the golden-haired beauty said: "For the first four weeks I kept telling them, I am wrong for this role".

Accepting the best single drama prize, Damilola's father, Richard Taylor, said he wanted to "send a strong appeal to young people on the street killing themselves".

"Parents are crying, others are crying, the surge of killing has gone up in the city of London, I beg you all to stop this unnecessary killing of innocent people".

The star of The People vs OJ Simpson and As Good As It Gets was invited on stage to present the award for Best Female Performance in a Programme - won by the incredibly talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag - but before she took to the stage, Gooding Jr made a decision to have a little fun.

Stars of the small screen will be dusting off their red carpet gowns and tuxedos ahead of British TV's most glamorous night of the year tonight.

Coming on stage to a standing ovation, Joanna said: "I'm unbelievably honoured, you don't even dream of it, you don't even think of it, then the letter comes and you don't believe it".

He was presenting Phoebe Waller-Bridge with the award for Best Female performance in a comedy for Fleabag. "Alll I really want to say is - Jennifer, you write it, I just do it".

The award for Best Entertainment Performance went to Michael McIntyre for his Big Show, while Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway won Best Entertainment Programme.

Blue-chip natural history event series Planet Earth II, fronted by Sir David Attenborough, was named Best Specialist Factual series and also the TV Moment of the Year.