British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance

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British Academy Television Award
Lee Mack on Radio 4's 'Don't Make Me Laugh'.jpg
The 2019 Recipient: Lee Mack
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts
First awarded1969 (presented in 1970)
Currently held byLee Mack for Would I Lie to You? (2019)
Websitehttp://www.bafta.org/

The British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance is an award given out by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts at their annual BAFTA Television Awards ceremony.

This category has had minor name changes:

  • In 1969 (presented 1970) it was awarded as Best Entertainment Personality and was won by Morecambe & Wise.
  • From 1971 to 1999 it was awarded as Best Light Entertainment Performance.[1]
  • Since 2000 the award has been known as Best Entertainment Performance.

Prior to the 1994 ceremony, acting performances in comedy roles were included in this category. Since 1994 they have been recognised in the Best Comedy Performance category.

1970s[edit]

1970 Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise - The Morecambe and Wise Show [2]

1971 Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise - The Morecambe and Wise Show

1972 Ronnie Barker & Ronnie Corbett - The Two Ronnies

1973 Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise - The Morecambe and Wise Show

1974 Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise - The Morecambe and Wise Show

1975 Stanley Baxter - The Moving Picture Show

1976 Ronnie Barker - Porridge

1977 Penelope Keith - The Good Life

1978 Ronnie Barker - Porridge & The Two Ronnies

1979 Ronnie Barker - Going Straight & The Two Ronnies

1980s[edit]

1980 John Cleese - Fawlty Towers[3]

1981 Rowan Atkinson - Not The Nine O'Clock News

1982 Nigel Hawthorne - Yes, Minister

1983 Nigel Hawthorne - Yes, Minister

1984 Tracey Ullman - Three of a Kind

1985 Judi Dench - A Fine Romance

1986 Victoria Wood - Victoria Wood As Seen On TV

1987 Nigel Hawthorne - Yes, Prime Minister

1988 Nigel Hawthorne - Yes, Prime Minister

1989 Victoria Wood - An Audience with Victoria Wood

1990s[edit]

1990 Rowan Atkinson - Blackadder Goes Forth[4]

1991 David Jason - Only Fools and Horses

1992 Richard Wilson - One Foot in the Grave

1993 Joanna Lumley - Absolutely Fabulous

1994 Richard Wilson - One Foot in the Grave; One Foot in the Algarve

1995 Rory Bremner - Rory Bremner...Who Else?

1996 Rory Bremner - Rory Bremner...Who Else?

1997 John Bird & John Fortune - Rory Bremner...Who Else?/The Long John's

1998 Paul Whitehouse - The Fast Show

1999 Michael Parkinson - Parkinson

2000s[edit]

2000 Graham Norton - So Graham Norton[5]

2001 Graham Norton - So Graham Norton

2002 Graham Norton - So Graham Norton

2003 Paul Merton - Have I Got News For You

2004 Jonathan Ross - Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

2005 Paul O'Grady - The Paul O'Grady Show

2006 Jonathan Ross - Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

2007 Jonathan Ross - Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

2008 Harry Hill - Harry Hill's TV Burp

2009 Harry Hill - Harry Hill's TV Burp

2010s[edit]

Year Performer Programme Network
2010
Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! ITV1
Stephen Fry QI BBC Two
Harry Hill Harry Hill's TV Burp ITV1
Michael McIntyre Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow BBC One
2011
Graham Norton The Graham Norton Show BBC One
Rob Brydon The Rob Brydon Show BBC Two
Stephen Fry QI BBC Two
Harry Hill Harry Hill's TV Burp ITV1
2012
Graham Norton The Graham Norton Show BBC One
Alan Carr Alan Carr: Chatty Man Channel 4
Harry Hill Harry Hill's TV Burp ITV1
Dara Ó Briain Mock the Week BBC Two
2013
Alan Carr Alan Carr: Chatty Man Channel 4
Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! ITV
Sarah Millican The Sarah Millican Television Programme BBC Two
Graham Norton The Graham Norton Show BBC One
2014
Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway ITV
Charlie Brooker 10 O'Clock Live Channel 4
Sarah Millican The Sarah Millican Television Programme BBC Two
Graham Norton The Graham Norton Show BBC One
2015
Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway ITV
Leigh Francis Celebrity Juice ITV2
Graham Norton The Graham Norton Show BBC One
Claudia Winkleman Strictly Come Dancing BBC One
2016
Leigh Francis Celebrity Juice ITV2
Stephen Fry QI BBC Two
Graham Norton The Graham Norton Show BBC One
Romesh Ranganathan Asian Provocateur BBC Three
2017
Michael McIntyre Michael McIntyre's Big Show BBC One
Adam Hills The Last Leg Channel 4
Graham Norton The Graham Norton Show BBC One
Claudia Winkleman Strictly Come Dancing BBC One
2018
Graham Norton The Graham Norton Show BBC One
Adam Hills The Last Leg Channel 4
Michael McIntyre Michael McIntyre's Big Show BBC One
Sandi Toksvig QI BBC Two
2019
Lee Mack Would I Lie To You? BBC One
Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway ITV
David Mitchell Would I Lie To You? BBC One
Rachel Parris The Mash Report BBC Two

Performers with multiple wins and nominations[edit]

Multiple wins[edit]

The following people have been awarded the British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance multiple times:

Multiple nominations[edit]

The following people have been nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance multiple times:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arqiva British Academy Television Awards". Bafta.org. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  2. ^ "Awards Database - The BAFTA site". Bafta.org. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  3. ^ "Awards Database - The BAFTA site". Bafta.org. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  4. ^ "Awards Database - The BAFTA site". Bafta.org. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  5. ^ "Awards Database - The BAFTA site". Bafta.org. Retrieved 2012-06-21.