This year's Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards took place on Sunday 12th May at The Royal Festival Hall, recognising and rewarding the very best television programmes and performances of 2018.
The grand ceremony, hosted by Graham Norton, celebrated established and up and coming talent involved in the best of British television from drama, comedy, soaps and documentaries, fact and fiction. Some of the brightest stars of the small screen gathered to celebrate and congratulate whilst also taking a moment to raise funds on behalf of BAFTA. A host of celebrities signed a special Methuselah of Brut Réserve NV from official BAFTA partner, Champagne Taittinger, which will be auctioned at a fundraising event.
Backstage at the BAFTAs: HOLLY WILLOUGHBY signs a Methuselah of Champagne Taittinger - I’M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE! won the REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL category
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Amongst the other top TV personalities who autographed Taittinger’s Methuselah were Benedict Cumberbatch (who won the Leading Actor award - the first BAFTA of his career), Jodie Comer (Leading Actress for her role in Killing Eve, which scooped a further two BAFTAs), and Jessica Hynes (winner of Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for BBC Four’s There She Goes).
Champagne Taittinger, distributed in the UK via sole agent Hatch Mansfield, celebrates a 17-year partnership with BAFTA in 2019.