BBC drama Wolf Hall grabbed the headlines at the British Academy Television Awards 2016 after winning two awards in the best drama and the best actor section, which was won by Mark Rylance.
The event, which was held in London on May 8, was mainly dominated by celebrities using it as a platform to criticize the British government over its proposed changes to the way the BBC is run.
Peter Kosminsky, the Wolf Hall director, said, 'It’s not their BBC; it’s your BBC. In many ways, the BBC and Channel 4, which they are also attempting to eviscerate, are the envy of the world and we should stand up and fight for it, not let it go by default.'
BBC, which won a total of 14 awards at the Gala, will have its future revealed on Thursday when the government will renew the channel's royal charter.
Some of the winners of BAFTA TV Awards 2016 are as follows -
Best Drama: Wolf Hall
Best Comedy: Peter Kay’s Car Share
Best Actor: Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Best Actress: Suranne Jones, Doctor Foster
Best Male Comedy Performance: Peter Kay, Peter Kay’s Car Share
Best Female Comedy Performance: Michaela Coel , Chewing Gum
Best Supporting Actor: Tom Courtenay, Unforgotten
Best Supporting Actress: Chanel Cresswell, This is England ‘90
Best International Program: Transparent