The Chernobyl miniseries scored at the British BAFTA awards

The award for Best Actor in a Leading Role went to actor Jared Harris, who played Soviet scientist Valeriy Legasov, head of the Chernobyl Accident Investigation Commission.

In the Chernobyl miniseries, Jared Harris portrayed Soviet scientist Valeriy Legasov.


Glenda Jackson, for whom it was the first television role in 27 years, received the award for best actress. The Oscar-winning actress played an aging woman with dementia in Elizabeth is Missing. Jackson, who was last nominated for a BAFTA award in 1974, said she was “absolutely impressed,” the BBC writes.

This year’s award was given in a closed studio for coronavirus and the artists accepted the awards virtually. Moderator Richard Ayoade joked about the non-traditional conditions of this year’s event. “It is a pity that a pandemic had to occur in order to establish the most basic parameters of personal space,” he said in the introduction.

Glenda Jackson received the Best Actress award.


Actor Idris Elba received a special award for his work and promotion of diversity and new talent. A number of other films have also won awards, including Leaving Neverland, in which two of Jackson’s former close friends, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, spoke openly about the sexually abused king of pop as children.

Idris Elba


The British Film and Television Academy was founded in 1947 and has been awarding television prizes since 1955.

List of British Film Academy (BAFTA) television award winners for 2020
Best series: Chernobyl
Directed by: Johan Renck – Chernobyl
Actor in the lead role: Jared Harris – Chernobyl
Actress in the lead role: Glenda Jackson – Elizabeth is Missing (Elizabeth is Missing)
Supporting actor: Will Sharpe – Giri / Hajj
Supporting actress: Naomi Ackieová – The End of the F—ing World
Document: The Last Survivors
Non-English speaking series: When They See Us (USA) – directed by Ava DuVernay
Screenplay: Jesse Armstrong – Fight for power (Succession)
Music: Hildur Gudnadottir – Chernobyl
Sound: Chernobyl
costumes: Odile Dicks-Mireaux – Chernobyl
Masks: Loz (Laura) Schiavo – The Ganges of Birmingham (Peaky Blinders)
Shear: Simon Smith, Jinx Godfrey – Černobyl
Rising star: scenáristka Aisling Bea (Aisling O’Sullivanová) – This Way Up
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