The show's star Sarah Lancashire lands another prize for the show.
The 2017 BAFTA Television awards took place over the weekend and saw crime drama 'Happy Valley' unsurprisingly win the coveted Best Drama Series prize. More winners for the Virgin TV sponsored awards show included 'Planet Earth II' and 'Damilola, Our Loved Boy'.
Sarah Lancashire wins an award at the TV BAFTAs
'Happy Valley' was up against 'The Durrells', 'War & Peace' and 'The Crown' for the top prize, the latter of which didn't take home any awards despite being nominated for five awards in four categories. Meanwhile, 'Happy Valley' also saw protagonist Sarah Lancashire win Best Leading Actress.
The series won its first BAFTA for Best Drama Series in 2015 following the first season finale. Season two ended in March 2016. The show follows the work of a West Yorkshire police sergeant named Catherine Cawood, who is plagued by the memory of her daughter who tragically committed suicide.
Since it first aired, the show has also won a Writers' Guild of Great Britain award, two TV Quick Awards, a National Television Award for Most Popular Drama Performance and many others.
Another big winner at the BAFTAs was David Attenborough's 'Planet Earth II', which scooped the Specialist Factual gong as well as Virgin TV's Must See Moment for its depiction of a baby Iguana escaping without injury through a beach swarming with hungry snakes. 'Damilola, Our Loved Boy' also landed two awards; Best Single Drama and Best Supporting Actress for Wunmi Mosaku's role.
Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme went to Phoebe Waller-Bridge for 'Fleabag' while the male winner was Steve Coogan for 'Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle'. Best Scripted Comedy was 'People Just Do Nothing'. Channel 4's 'National Treasure' won Best Mini-Series, Tom Hollander took home Best Supporting Actor for 'The Night Manager', and Adeel Akhtar landed Best Leading Actor for 'Murdered By My Father'.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, 'The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story' beat the likes of 'Stranger Things', 'Transparent' and 'The Night Of' to Best International TV show.