Kate Stone

Kate Stone

Bafta wins for women in comedy!

Sue Perkins hosted this year’s Baftas, Sue introduced herself by saying “you might know me from leaving some of the most successful shows in television” before touching upon the matter of equal pay, announcing that she’d be putting in half the effort.

The TV comedy hit This Country won two awards, picking up best-scripted comedy, beating off stiff competition from Catastrophe, Chewing Gum and Timewasters. While best female comedy performer went to This Country co-creator and star Daisy May Cooper, who won our hearts by receiving the award barefoot, having taken off her uncomfortable heels during the ceremony. Motherland’s Anna Maxwell Martin, Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan and Sian Gibson were Daisy May Cooper’s fellow nominees for best female comedy performer.

Best short form programme went to Morgana Robinson’s Summer, which was produced by Sharon Horgan’s company Merman. Sharon said she was ‘surprised’ and that Merman has made these shorts to showcase women directors.

The brilliant Sandi Toksvig missed out on best entertainment performance, which was nabbed by Graham Norton.


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