Meanwhile, Sean Bean earned the Best Actor honour for Broken, and Brian F. O'Byrne picked up Best Supporting Actor for Little Boy Blue, based on the tragic death of 11-year-old Rhys Jones, who was fatally shot in Liverpool, England in 2007. "The fantastic Jodie Whittaker became the first female Doctor Who", she said.
'Jodie was the ideal choice because if there is one thing this year has taught us; if anyone has experience of fighting off grotesque monsters it's an actress'. Britain's Got Talent was celebrated with the Lew Grade Award for Entertainment Programme, talk show host Graham Norton landed Best Entertainment Performance for The Graham Norton Show, Love Island nabbed the prize for Best Reality and Constructed Factual, and nature show Blue Planet II scored Virgin TV's Must-See Moments award.
The cast of Three Girls praised the social workers and police officers who risked their jobs, while accepting their award for the drama, which told the real story of abused and sexually exploited school girls from Rochdale.
American series "Big Little Lies" and "The Handmaid's Tale" are among nominees in the worldwide category of these British awards. Amazon Prime was snubbed completely from the awards.
Former footballer Rio Ferdinand's programme Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum And Dad, about the loss of his wife Rebecca to cancer, won the single documentary Bafta.
Earlier, as guests were arriving, police were called when a man in his 20s was stabbed outside the National Theatre on the Southbank, London several hours before the Baftas began at the Royal Festival Hall nearby.