BAFTAArt + Culture | 09 May 2016
CEREMONY HIGHLIGHTED BY CRITICISM TOWARDS THE GOVERNMENT
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts – BAFTA – delivered on Sunday evening their TV awards. The event was overshadowed by a row over the future of the BBC.
Wolf Hall and BBC were the biggest winners of the night. The TV series, won the best drama and best actor awards, handed to Mark Rylance. Suranne Jones received the award for best actress for her performance in Doctor Foster, also displayed by the BBC. The public broadcaster was also awarded by EastEnder. Transparent, an Amazon’s original series about Maura Pfefferman gender transition, won in the international category.
The ceremony took place at the Royal Festival Hall, in London, and was highlighted by several speeches suportinging the independence of the BBC. On Thrusday, the British government will announce a document with the future of the broadcaster. The document should include some changes that might influence the independence of the BBC.
Text: Isadora Faustino