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'Killing Eve' wins at BAFTA TV awards

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Sandra Oh stars in 'Killing Eve.' TNS

America drama "Killing Eve" was the biggest winner at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) gala here.

The awards ceremony was held on Sunday at the Royal Festival Hall here.

The hit show took home three trophies, for best drama series, best actress for Jodie Comer and best supporting actress for Fiona Shaw, reports variety.com.

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.

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch bagged the best leading actor prize for his performance in the show, beating competition including actor Hugh Grant in "A Very English Scandal".

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

He thanked author Edward St. Aubyn for his "wit and courage".

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

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

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

"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 TV Craft Awards.

Indo-Asian News Service