The British TV series takes best mini-series and editing awards at a partly online event, with Michaela Coel herself winning best leading actress, director and drama writer.
Clarke, 45, who starred in “Doctor Who” and created the film trilogy “Kidulthood,” “Adulthood” and “Brotherhood,” strongly denied all the claims.
Filmmaker Craig Foster said his relationship with the octopus taught him about life's fragility and our connection with nature and even helped him become a better father.
"We would like to dedicate this award to the nomadic community who so generously welcomed us into their lives," Chloe Zhao, who won the director category, said in her acceptance speech.
After an outcry over an all-white contenders list in 2020, more than half of this year's 24 nominees are actors of colour.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts promised to change after contenders for the 2020 awards were announced last January.
With many studio blockbusters and indie arthouse movies forced to push back their release dates until theaters reopen, the cut-off date for Oscar-eligible films has also been extended by two months, to the end of February.
Sam Mendes’ drama about one of the most devastating conflicts in British history bested hotly tipped American contenders “Joker,” “The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” at the British awards.
The psychological thriller "Joker", with Joaquin Phoenix in the Batman villain title role, leads the way with 11 nominations, followed by crime flick "The Irishman" and comedy-drama "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."
Tazeen Ahmad was one of the first South Asian Muslim women to progress steadily up the slippery ladder of broadcast journalism to reach its upper echelons.
The 81-year-old film star, a longtime activist and exercise guru has been leading what she calls "fire drill Fridays" and has been arrested for civil disobedience for the past three Fridays.
The movement against sexual misconduct is to take centre stage at this year's prestigious awards as many female stars and other guests are expected to dress in black as a statement of solidarity with victims of harassment and abuse.
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