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The BAFTA TV Awards 2022: winners, air date, host and everything we know

BAFTA TV Awards 2022 - Olly Alexander in It's A Sin
It's A Sin is up for 7 nominations at this year's BAFTA TV Awards. (Image credit: Channel 4)

The BAFTA TV Awards 2022 have been and gone, meaning we now know which shows and actors have been honored with a BAFTA.

There were plenty of amazing shows up for awards on the night, including dramas such as It's A Sin, Time and Landscapers, hilarious comedies like Stath Lets Flats and Sex Education, and plenty of informative documentaries and entertainment shows, too. You can find a full list of all the winners and nominees below. 

It was also an exciting night for a very different reason, as the 2022 ceremony was the first time that the BAFTA TV awards had an in-person audience present since 2019.  

Here's everything you need to know about the BAFTA TV Awards 2022...

When were the BAFTA TV Awards 2022?

The BAFTA TV Awards 2022 were held on Sunday, May 8 at 6 pm UK time.

Who hosted the BAFTA TV Awards 2022?

Richard Ayoade attending the 2020 BAFTA TV Awards.

Richard Ayoade was on hosting duties for the third year running.  (Image credit: Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Filmmaker and actor Richard Ayoade returned to host the BAFTA TV Awards for the third year running after taking up the mantle from Sue Perkins, who hosted in 2018.

Where was the ceremony held?

The 2022 BAFTA TV Awards were held at the Royal Festival Hall, a 2,700-seat venue that is part of the Southbank Centre in London.

BAFTA TV Awards 2022 winners and nominations

Below you can find the full list of the winners from this year's BAFTA TV Awards. It's A Sin led the pack with no less than 7 nominations including Best Mini-Series and Leading Actor and Actress nominations for Olly Alexander and Lydia West, but the cast and crew walked away without a single win on the night.

Comedy Entertainment Programme

  • The Graham Norton Show 
  • The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan - WINNER
  • Race Around Britain
  • The Ranganation

Current Affairs

  • Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin - WINNER
  • Four Hours at the Capitol
  • The Men Who Sell Football
  • Trump Takes On the World

Daytime

  • The Chase - WINNER
  • Moneybags
  • Richard Osman's House of Games
  • Steph's Packed Lunch

Drama Series

  • In My Skin - WINNER
  • Manhunt: The Night Stalker 
  • Unforgotten
  • Vigil 

Entertainment Performance

  • Alison Hammond - I Can See Your Voice UK
  • Big Zuu - Big Zuu's Big Eats - WINNER
  • Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show
  • Joe Lycett - Joe Lycett's Got Your Back
  • Michael McIntyre - Michael McIntyre's The Wheel
  • Sean Lock - 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Entertainment Programme

  • An Audience with Adele
  • Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - WINNER
  • Life & Rhymes
  • Strictly Come Dancing

Factual Series

  • The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime
  • 9/11: One Day in America
  • Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles
  • Uprising - WINNER

Features

  • Big Zuu's Big Eats - WINNER
  • Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
  • Sort Your Life Out
  • The Great British Sewing Bee

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

  • Aimee Lou Wood - Sex Education
  • Aisling Bea - This Way Up
  • Anjana Vasan - We Are Lady Parts
  • Natasia Demetriou - Stath Lets Flats
  • Rose Matafeo - Starstruck
  • Sophie Willan - Alma's Not Normal - WINNER

International

  • Call My Agent!
  • Lupin
  • Mare of Easttown
  • Squid Game
  • Succession
  • The Underground Railroad - WINNER

Leading Actor

  • David Thewlis - Landscapers
  • Hugh Quarshie - Stephen 
  • Olly Alexander - It's A Sin
  • Samuel Adewunmi - You Don't Know Me
  • Sean Bean - Time - WINNER
  • Stephen Graham - Help

Leading Actress

  • Denise Gough - Too Close
  • Emily Watson - Too Close
  • Jodie Comer - Help - WINNER
  • Kate Winslet  - Mare of Easttown
  • Lydia West - It's A Sin 
  • Niamh Algar - Deceit

Live Event

  • The Brit Awards 2021
  • The Earthshot Prize 2021 - WINNER
  • The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance
  • Springwatch 2021

Male Performance in a Comedy Performance

  • Jamie Demetriou - Stath Lets Flats - WINNER
  • Joseph Gilgun - Brassic
  • Ncuti Gatwa - Sex Education
  • Samson Kayo - Bloods
  • Steve Coogan - This Time With Alan Partridge
  • Tim Renkow - Jerk

Mini-Series

  • It's A Sin
  • Landscapers 
  • Stephen
  • Time - WINNER

News Coverage

  • Channel 4 News: Black To Front
  • Good Morning Britain: Shamima Begum
  • ITV News at Ten: Storming of The Capitol - WINNER
  • Sky News: Afghanistan: Endgame

Reality & Constructed Factual

  • Gogglebox - WINNER
  • Married at First Sight UK
  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK
  • The Dog House

Scripted Comedy

  • Alma's Not Normal
  • Motherland - WINNER
  • Stath Lets Flats
  • We Are Lady Parts

Short Form Programme

  • Hollyoaks Saved My Life (Hollyoaks IRL) 
  • Our Land - WINNER
  • People You May Know
  • Please Help

Single Documentary

  • 9/11: Inside the President's War Room
  • Grenfell: The Untold Story
  • My Childhood, My Country - 20 Years in Afghanistan - WINNER
  • Nail Bomber: Man Hunt

Single Drama

  • Death of England: Face to Face 
  • Help 
  • I Am... Victoria 
  • Together - WINNER

Soap and Continuing Drama

  • Casualty 
  • Coronation Street - WINNER
  • Emmerdale
  • Holby City 

Specialist Factual

  • Black Power: A British Story of Resistance
  • Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
  • The Missing Children - WINNER
  • Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain

Sport

  • The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Sky Sports Formula 1 - WINNER
  • ITV Racing: The Grand National - ITV
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics - BBC One
  • UEFA Euro 2020 Semi-Final: England V Denmark - ITV

Supporting Actor 

  • Callum Scott Howells - It's A Sin
  • David Carlyle - It's A Sin
  • Matthew Macfadyen - Succession - WINNER
  • Nonso Anozie - Sweet Tooth
  • Omari Douglas - It's A Sin
  • Stephen Graham - Time

Supporting Actress

  • Cathy Tyson - Help - WINNER
  • Celine Buckens - Showtrial
  • Emily Mortimer - The Pursuit of Love
  • Jessica Plummer - The Girl Before
  • Leah Harvey - Foundation
  • Tahirah Sharif - The Tower

Virgin Media's Must-See Moment (Voted For By The Public)

  • An Audience With Adele - Adele is surprised by the teacher who changed her life
  • I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out OF Here! - Ant & Dec's dig at Downing Street's lockdown parties
  • It's A Sin - Colin's devastating AIDS diagnosis
  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK - Bimini Bon Boulash's verse on "UK Hun?"
  • Squid Game - The Red Light, Green Light game 
  • Strictly Come Dancing - Rose and Giovanni's silent dance to "Symphony" - WINNER
Martin Shore
Martin Shore

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.