They might not be as glamorous as their American counterpart, but the BAFTA’s had their fair share of controversy and drama leading up to the 2017 edition of the prestigious awards held in the honor of the best in television.
With plenty of drama ensuing before the actual event, the expectations were high.
However, as one critic puts it, ‘regrettably, unfathomably safe’, despite host Sue Perkins taking a dig at the Great British Bake off along with swearing and the Female Comedy Performance winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge, making crude remarks all the while denying the rumors of being the first female Doctor Who and replacing Peter Capaldi.
The BAFTAS of course had other surprises for the night too where Netflix favorite The Crown, not winning a single category of the five it had been nominated in. It lost in the category of Best Drama which went to Happy Valley starring Sarah Lancashire, who coincidentally also went to win the category of Leading Actress that also had Claire Foy in the running along with her.
But the big news of night which everyone noticed was the online services such as Netflix and BBC taking the lead for nominations for television series rather than the traditional norm of television shows being nominated for the coveted awards.
With so much tension running up to the most awaited night in British television, it is safe to say, it was not as hyped as it had turned out to be.