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'Killing Eve' wins at BAFTA TV awards

IANS  |  London 

drama "Killing Eve" was the biggest winner at the and Television Arts (BAFTA) gala here.

The awards ceremony was held on Sunday at the here.

The hit show took home three trophies, for best drama series, best for and best supporting for Fiona Shaw, reports

The first award of the night saw Sky Atlantic and Showtime's "Patrick Melrose" beat out strong competition from "A Very English Scandal" to take home the prize for best miniseries.

bagged the best leading prize for his performance in the show, beating competition including in "A Very English Scandal".

"I'm very used to being the bridesmaid," said Cumberbatch, who won the award from his seventh TV Award nomination.

He thanked for his "wit and courage".

Grant's co-star, Ben Whishaw, repeated his success by winning the best supporting actor for "A Very English Scandal". It marks the actor's TV Award after winning in 2013 for "The Hollow Crown: Richard II".

took the award on Whishaw's behalf, as the actor is currently starring off-Broadway in ""

"Killing Eve" won its first award of the night when Shaw took home the best supporting award. It was her nomination and win.

Shaw said that, since she had taken on the role: "People have started to suspect I am a "

Comer's win in the leading actress category came at the expense of "Killing Eve" co-star Sandra Oh, who was also nominated, alongside for "Mrs. Wilson" and Keeley Hawes for "Bodyguard".

It was Comer's debut at BAFTA, having previously been nominated two year's ago in the same category for crime drama "Thirteen".

"Succession" won the international category, beating out competition including last year's winner "The Handmaid's Tale".

The awards were hosted by Graham Norton, himself a five-time BAFTA TV Award winner. Norton returned to hosting duties after a two-year hiatus. It marked his 11th time hosting, having first taken the helm in 2005.

"Killing Eve" and "A Very English Scandal" scored the most nominations with 14 and 12, respectively, across both the TV and

were awarded April 28 and saw "A Very English Scandal" win three, including best for "Killing Eve" and "Patrick Melrose" both won two



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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 10:54 IST