The miniseries I MAY DESTROY YOU won in three categories, including Best Miniseries and Leading Actress for Michaela Coel
Miami, May 25th, 2021 – The winners of the main categories of BAFTA® Awards were announced this Sunday, June 6th, during a pre-recorded ceremony in London. In this 22nd edition, the names awarded in technical categories had been previously announced trough a virtual meeting broadcast on May 24th though the official BAFTA® YouTube channel as well as on their Facebook page. During this year’s awards, HBO won a total seven wins, highlighting the HBO original miniseries I MAY DESTROY YOU.
The HBO original miniseries I MAY DESTROY YOU won in five categories: Best Miniseries, Leading Actress for Michaela Coel, Fiction Editing, Best Fiction Director for Sam Miller and Michaela Coel and Best Drama Writer for Michaela Coel. Based on the personal experiences of creator and codirector, Michaela Coel, who also stars as the main character, the production explores the questions of sexual consent in modern life and where the distinction is drawn between sexual freedom and exploitation in today’s current world of dating and relationships.
HBO also won awards for the second season of HIS DARK MATERIALS, which received awards in the categories of Best Sound: Fiction (Jon Thomas, Gareth Bull, James Ridgeway, Dillon Bennett and Eilam Hoffman for Episode 7) and Special, Visual & Graphic Effects (Russell Dodgson, James Whitlam, Jean-Clement Soret, Robert Harrington, Dan May and Brian Fisher). Adapted from Phillip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy, the fantasy series tells the story of Lyra, a seemingly ordinary young lady who meets Will, who is also escaping from a difficult past. The two youths soon discover that their fates are linked by their search for Will’s father, but they encounter constant threats and a war that is beginning to brew around them.