‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ wins Best Reality category at BAFTA TV Awards

BAFTA TV Awards have been announced and ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ shone again.

According to Deadline, ‘Squid Game – The Challenge’ won the Reality category at the BAFTA TV Awards.

The British-produced Netflix show beat off competition from shows like ‘Banged Up’ and ‘Married At First Sight’. A competition version of the Korean drama Squid Game, in which 456 contestants compete against each other in a huge competition to win a huge cash prize.

Comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan hosted the 2024 BAFTA TV Awards, celebrating British television’s biggest stars at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

The show comes from The Traitors producer Studio Lambert and The Garden, a rare co-production between two major British unscripted producers from different production groups.

Last year, The Traitors won, when the category was called Reality and Constructed Factual.

This year, The Crown and Black Mirror received the most nominations. However, these nominations did not translate into awards as Happy Valley and Top Boy dominated the TV BAFTA.

According to Deadline, in the acting categories, Jasmine Jobson won a BAFTA for supporting role in ‘Top Boy’, with the show winning a second prize for best drama series, beating ‘Happy Valley’, ‘The Gold’ and ‘Slow Horses’ . for the honor. Timothy Spall won lead actor for ‘The Sixth Commandment,’ which also won a limited drama award. “Acting is a stupid thing… get up and pretend to be somebody and pee around in costume,” Spall said with a laugh when he accepted the award.

“Strictly Come Dancing” won for entertainment, while “Squid Game: The Challenge” won for reality. Last year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Great Britain, won for its live coverage of events, with Hannah Waddingham – one of last year’s presenters – taking the award alongside the production team.

Sarah Lancarshire won the leading actress award for her role in ‘Happy Valley’. The show also beat David Beckham who teased his wife Victoria about her ‘working class’ upbringing in his Netflix documentary ‘Beckham’ to take home the prize for most memorable moment.