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TOP BOY SURPISES WITH DOUBLE WIN AT BAFTA TELEVISION AWARDS

TOP BOY SURPISES WITH DOUBLE WIN AT BAFTA TELEVISION AWARDS
Television

TOP BOY SURPISES WITH DOUBLE WIN AT BAFTA TELEVISION AWARDS

TOP BOY SURPISES WITH DOUBLE WIN AT BAFTA TELEVISION AWARDS

In an unexpected turn of events, crime drama "Top Boy" emerged as a double winner at the prestigious Bafta Television Awards, beating strong contenders like "Happy Valley" and "The Crown" in two of the evening's most renouned categories.

Despite high expectations for "Happy Valley" to clinch the title of best drama, and with talents from acclaimed shows like "The Crown" and "Succession" vying for the best supporting actress award, it was the final series of "Top Boy" that stole the spotlight. Set on a fictional estate in Hackney, east London, "Top Boy" made history as Netflix's first recipient of the best drama Bafta.

Jasmine Jobson, a 29-year-old Londoner with a remarkable journey, clinched the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in "Top Boy." Defeating stiff competition from the likes of Elizabeth Debicki and Lesley Manville from "The Crown," Dame Harriet Walter from "Succession," and Siobhan Finneran from "Happy Valley," Jobson's win was a testament to her talent and dedication. Having spent her teenage years in care, Jobson honed her craft, studying acting at a theatre group for care-leavers. Reflecting on her win, she expressed gratitude for how the series had transformed her life.

The success of "Top Boy" marks a significant milestone, particularly for Netflix, which revived the show in 2019 after it was dropped by Channel 4 following its first two series. The gritty portrayal of life on the streets of Hackney resonated deeply with audiences, cementing its place as a standout in British television.

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