Michelle Gomez has lost out on a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress.
The award was won by Chanel Cresswell for her role as Kelly in last year’s series, This Is England ’90; they faced competition from Eleanor Worthington-Cox for The Enfield Haunting (who is a great young actress), and An Adventure in Space and Time‘s wonderful Lesley Manville for River. The award was presented by James Norton (Cold War).
Michelle was nominated for playing Missy in Doctor Who, most recently appearing in The Magician’s Apprentice/ The Witch’s Familiar.
This Is England ’90 also won the BAFTA for Best Mini-Series, up against The Enfield Haunting, Doctor Foster, and London Spy.
There is some good news, however: Love & Monsters star, Peter Kay won Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme (beating Amy’s Choice‘s Toby Jones and The Curse of the Black Spot‘s High Bonneville) for Peter Kay’s Car Share, which really is absolutely brilliant, and well worth a watch. Sleep No More‘s Reece Shearsmith makes a hilarious appearance in one episode as a stinky fishmonger with questionable taste in music. Watch it.
The awards ceremony, broadcast on BBC1, proved a perfect soapbox for a few stars to speak out about the atrocious Conservative plans for both the BBC and Channel 4.
Sorry to hear you didn’t win, Michelle, but we all know how great you are!