CHERNOBYL, which previously received seven awards, won Best Miniseries and Best Actor, taking home nine total awards.
MIAMI, FL., August 3, 2020 – This past weekend, the BAFTA announced its Virgin Media British Academy Television Award winners. HBO received 3 wins tonight, and combined with its 10 Television Craft wins announced on July 17th, HBO received 13 total BAFTA Awards, the most for any network or streaming platform. The miniseries CHERNOBYL won two Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, including its 7 Television Craft wins, receiving nine total awards, making it the program with the most wins this year. Among its wins, the production won Best Miniseries and Best Leading Actor, for Jared Harris’ performance.
Based on the 1986 nuclear disaster, the original series set the record for the most nominated show in the history of the awards, with 14 nominations in a single year. In July, during the first announcement of the BAFTA® winners, the miniseries, which also won the Emmy® for Best Limited Series in 2019, was awarded in the following categories: Best Costume Design, Best Director – Fiction, Best Editing - Fiction, Best Original Music, Best Photography and Lighting - Fiction, Best Production Design and Best Sound - Fiction.
HBO received the most number of wins for any network or streaming platform. In addition to CHERNOBYL, HBO was also recognized, alongside Amos Pictures and Channel 4, for LEAVING NEVERLAND, which was awarded Best Documentary. Other original series that took home awards include HIS DARK MATERIALS and SUCCESSION.
All of the award-winning productions are available on HBO GO.