Peaky Blinders, a 1920s crime drama starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson, won the award for Drama Series over The Crown, Line of Duty and * a href="https://www.tvinsider.com/show/the-end-of-the-f***ing-world/" *The End of the F***ing World.
'Jodie was the flawless 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'.
The Best Actor accolade was given to Sean Bean for Broken, Best Supporting Actress to Vanessa Kirby for The Crown and Supporting Actor to Brian F. O'Byrne for Little Boy Blue.
Several winners dedicated their prizes to real-life people they portrayed.
But it was the "nearly wons" that paint best the picture of streaming sites and these awards.
It told the harrowing story of the children who were groomed, sexually abused and trafficked by British Pakistani men in Rochdale.
It was not a successful night for diverse nominees.
The catch-all drama acting categories pit the players in telefilms, miniseries and series against each other. It won the BAFTA for Scripted Comedy, and one of the stars, Daisy May Cooper, took home the award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme. Toby Jones ("Detectorists") took Best Comedy Actor over last year's victor, "People Just Do Nothing" co-creator Asim Chaudhry, as well as Rob Brydon ("The Trip to Spain") and Samson Kayo ("Famalam").
Nolan is not the first of the gaming industry to receive a BAFTA Special Award.
Blue Planet II lost out in the specialist factual category with the documentary about the American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat taking the award ahead of Elizabeth I's Secret Agents, Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain and Blue Planet II in a section completely dominated by the BBC.
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.