Kate Winslet won the top prize at the RTS Awards last night for her heartbreaking performance in I am Ruth, while Sherwood, The Traitors and The Derry Girls gave two gongs each. Winslet won the Lead Actor (Female) award at yesterday’s ceremony in London.
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Winslet’s performance opposite her daughter Mia Threapleton in an anthology series about the human experience received critical acclaim. Last week, HBO’s Casey Bloys said that he wanted Kate Winslet to become a “national treasure” in the US and is currently in production on HBO’s The Palace.
Heartstopper’s Kit Connor took the (male) lead ahead of Top Boy’s Kane Robinson aka Kano and The English’s Chaske Spencer, marking an RTS acting win for a Netflix show. Graham’s BBC drama Sherwood won the coveted Drama Series award, ahead of Top Boy and The Responder, and also won the male supporting actor award for Adeel Akhtar.
The BBC’s hit format The Traitors, a fan favourite, also won Entertainment Series and Claudia Winkleman won Entertainment Performance as Host, while the final season of Derry Girls also received two gongs: Writer: Comedy for Lisa McGee and Comedy Script. And after being rejected by the BAFTAs, Ambika Mod from This Is Going to Hurt was a delight in the Female Supporting Actor category.
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Overall, the BBC dominated with 17 awards, including Charlotte Moore, Director of Content, who won the Judges’ Award, and Happy Valley star Sarah Lancashire, who received the Outstanding Achievement Award.