Killing Eve slays rivals at Baftas

Killing Eve slays rivals at Baftas

There was delight at the BAFTA Television awards for Irish actress Fiona Shaw, as she took home the best supporting actress award, while Sally4ever took the best scripted comedy award ahead of Derry Girls.

Sandra Oh missed out in the lead actress category - which was won by her co-star Jodie Comer so it was still a win-win for the show.

Jodie Comer was named best actress for her performance as ruthless assassin Villanelle.

The show's creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, thanked her cast "for taking risks". Thank you for being such an inspiration'. Thanks to the global success of Killing Eve - and her own written, produced and performed work, Fleabag, of which the second series has just finished - she is a woman in high demand and is now writing for the new, as yet untitled Bond film.

'I would love to dedicate this to my Nana Frances, ' she said. When she was here, she'd say to me: "You get it off me, you know!"' She'd better start writing her thank-you speeches for the 2020 awards season now. She plays MI6 agent Carolyn Martens.

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'Thanks to my astonishing wife, Sonali Deraniyagala, whose life inspires many more than me, ' she added.

When Waller-Bridge stepped up onto stage to accept the prize for best drama, she said: "Well, fuck!" She also thanked her mom.

And Kim Bodnia failed to bag the Bafta for supporting actor, which instead went to Ben Wishaw for A Very English Scandal.

Comer dedicated the award to her late grandmother.

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