BAFTA: Kate Winslet Addresses Harmful Content On Social Media
Kate Winslet emerged a winner at the BAFTA Television Awards in London. During her acceptance speech, the Academy Award-winning actress, Winslet, utilized the opportunity to address the issue of harmful content on social media and called for action against it.
Winslet received recognition for her portrayal of a mother dealing with the impact of social media on her teenager in the mini-series “I am Ruth,” in which she shared the screen with her real-life daughter, Mia Threapleton.
She emphasized that the series was created for families who feel trapped by the dangers of the online world, parents longing to communicate with their teenagers but unable to, and young individuals caught in the grip of social media and its darker aspects. Winslet appealed to those in positions of power and those capable of instigating change, urging them to criminalize and eradicate harmful content, emphasizing the desire to reclaim the lives of their children.
Winslet also acknowledged Threapleton in her speech, expressing her wish to share the honour with her daughter, stating, “If I could break it in half, I would give the other half to my daughter… we did this together, kiddo.”
Meanwhile, Whishaw secured his win for his portrayal of a doctor working in an obstetrics ward at a London hospital in the medical comedy-drama “This is Going to Hurt,” based on the memoir by former doctor Adam Kay.
The Dublin-based series “Bad Sisters” triumphed in the drama series categories and earned Anne-Marie Duff the supporting actress award. Adeel Akhtar received the best supporting actor accolade for his role in the crime drama “Sherwood.”
The final season of “Derry Girls” claimed the award for scripted comedy, while the Netflix series “Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” emerged victorious in the international category.
BBC One’s coverage of the “Party at the Palace” festivities commemorating Queen Elizabeth’s 70th year on the throne, held last June, won in the live event section. A notable moment from the event, featuring a sketch depicting the late monarch having tea with Paddington Bear, voiced by Whishaw, secured the memorable moment award, as voted by the public.