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BAFTA Television Awards 2024: Top Boy Comes Out On Top

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BAFTA Television Awards 2024

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The  London-set drama Top Boy has claimed two of the biggest prizes at the 2024 Television Awards.

Jasmine Jobson took home Top Boy‘s first award of the night, Supporting Actress, for her role as masc-presenting lesbian drug dealer Jaq.

When FILMHOUNDS asked her about the response from the LGBTQ+ community, she revealed that “I've spoken to a few people that have called me and they said that, you know, with the character that I've had in Top Boy it's made them feel a little bit stronger in owning themselves.”

Top Boy was also awarded the prestigious Drama Series award. Speaking to the press at the winner's conference, the producers were tight-lipped about a potential Jaq spin-off project saying “We're really happy to be doing lots of other things, but we'll see how that goes, if that develops.”

Matthew MacFadyen was awarded the Supporting Actor gong for his turn as Tom Wambsgans in Succession, only one of a couple of awards that ended up going to the widely predicted winner.  

The Sixth Commandment won the Limited Series prize, another of the night's biggest awards. The true crime drama recounts the story of Peter Farquhar (Timothy Spall) and Ann Moore-Martin (Anna Reid), who were victims of a sadistic university student.

Spall went on to win the Leading Actor category for that role. Reid meanwhile lost out to Sarah Lancashire who took the Leading Actress BAFTA for her final outing as Happy Valley protagonist Sergeant Catherine Cawood. 

French political drama Class Act took home Best International Series, ahead of The Bear and Succession. The ceremony's big losers were The Crown and Succession, with the former coming home empty-handed after eight nominations and a divisive final season.

The full list of winners from the BAFTA Television Awards 2024 can be viewed here.