In a highly competitive category at the BAFTA TV Awards, “Bad Sisters” emerged victorious as the Best Drama Series, beating out other strong contenders such as “The Responder,” “Sherwood,” and “Somewhere Boy.” The win marked a significant milestone for Apple TV+, as the show also earned another award for Best Supporting Actress, won by Anne-Marie Duff. This was the first time that Apple TV+ received BAFTA TV performance awards, having previously only received two Craft Awards.
During her acceptance speech, the show’s creator, Sharon Horgan, expressed her support for her “WGA brothers and sisters” and emphasized the crucial role of writers in the production process, stating, “Work begins and ends with the writers.” The show’s success at the awards ceremony was a testament to its compelling plot and exceptional performances by the cast.
Irish Talent Shines at BAFTA TV Awards ‘Bad Sisters’ Win and ‘Derry Girls’ Triumphs
During her acceptance speech, Sharon Horgan also expressed gratitude towards the creative team and commissioners at Apple for their support. The night was a good one for the Irish, as “Derry Girls” also won the Best Scripted Comedy award, and Siobhán McSweeney won the Female Performance In A Comedy Program category for her role in the same show.
Last year’s winner of the Best Drama Series award was the BBC Three mental health drama “In My Skin,” which surprised everyone by winning over other high-budget shows like “Vigil.”
Starring Claes Bang and Eve Hewson, “Bad Sisters” follows the lives of five Garvey sisters – Eva, Grace, Ursula, Bibi, and Becka – living in present-day Dublin. After Grace’s abusive and controlling husband John Paul dies unexpectedly, the sisters find themselves at the centre of a life insurance investigation.
The BAFTA TV Awards took place on Sunday 14 May at London’s Royal Festival Hall, hosted by Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett, and celebrated the best of the UK TV industry.