Sky original drama Chernobyl becomes most awarded British series ever – picked up nine BAFTAs® including Mini-Series and Leading Actor
The drama about the 1986 nuclear meltdown added gongs for Mini-Series and Leading Actor for Jared Harris to its seven wins at the British Academy Television Craft Awards on July 17th – making it the most awarded British TV show ever in a single year.
Chernobyl has been breaking records for Sky since it debuted in May last year, becoming its most watched drama ever and quickly topping the highest rated shows on entertainment website IMDb, ahead of long-running fan favourites such as Game of Thrones and The Wire. To date the show, which was produced by Sister, The Mighty Mint and Word Games has picked-up over 60 awards including two Golden Globes and 10 Primetime Emmys.
Commenting on the wins, Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky UK and Ireland, said: “We’re incredibly proud that the terrifying true story of Chernobyl is BAFTAs most awarded series in a single year ever. As well as highlighting the truly brilliant work of everyone involved in Chernobyl, this recognition reflects the success of our increased investment in original production and fuels Sky’s ambition to make more ground-breaking original TV for our viewers.”