Daisy May Cooper from this country swore at the award ceremony for Must See TV Moment at the BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday night.
The 34-year-old actress took the stage and joked that she was the best example that anyone could have success on TV, even if they “couldn’t be in school,” despite the watershed awards ceremony.
Before presenting the award to Diversity for their BLM-inspired dance on Britain’s Got Talent, she said, ‘Wow, who said dreams don’t come true?
Oops: This Country’s Daisy May Cooper Swears While Presenting Must See TV Moment At The BAFTA TV Awards On Sunday, As She Reflected On How She ‘Couldn’t Be In School’
“To all you young people out there, I’m proof, right, that if you can’t be in school and you hang out for years, and have no idea what you want to do with your life, and then somehow accidentally land a career, if you do, you could one day showcase Virgin Media’s Must See Moments at the BAFTAs.”
After Diversity won the Audience Award, Ashley and Jordan Banjo stepped forward to receive the award and reflected on the “torrent of abuse” he received after performing a controversial Black Lives Matter dance.
The 32-year-old Britain’s Got Talent star even thanked some users for the hateful comments he received, stating that it proved “so much needs to change.”
Success: Diversity won the audience award and Ashley and Jordan Banjo (photo) received the award
Swearing: The 34-year-old actress took the stage and joked that she was the best example that anyone could have success on TV, even if they ‘couldn’t be in school’
The pair reflected on the horrific abuse they had received after their dance sparked 24,000 complaints at media watchdog Ofcom after George Floyd’s death.
Ashley said, ‘This is crazy! This is so much more than just an award, first I want to thank everyone who voted for us, it means so much, every phone call, text, comment, DM, you guys made all the difference to what a really dark time.
“Because we were in a storm of 30,000 responses, just a torrent of threats, that support made all the difference. I want to thank the people who cast that abuse online, you guys showed why that gig was necessary.
Entertaining: Daisy said, ‘To all you young people out there, I’m proof, right, that if you can’t be in school and you hang out for years… one day you may attend the BAFTAs’
“As much as there are so many conversations and so much needs to change, that’s what change looks like, I’m so grateful to all those people, for me it’s not about presenting the minority, standing here now, this represents the majority, Thank you so much . Let’s keep standing up for what’s right.”
Daisy wasn’t the only one to drop an expletive, as even host Richard Ayoade was unimpressed by Normal People’s Paul Mescal’s win, calling the actor a “b*****d” after his win in the category lead actor.
Daisy’s father Paul joked that she and her real-life brother Charlie would now stop fighting because they had both been awarded BAFTA awards.
After the third and final series last year, the evening was also a triumph for This Country, with Charlie taking home the Male Performance in a Comedy Show award, which Paul accepted on his behalf.
Well done! After the third and final series last year, Daisy’s brother Charlie won the award for Male Performance in a Comedy Show, while their father Paul took the award.
Hilarious: Daisy’s dad Paul joked that there will be ‘no more fights’ between Daisy and her real brother because now they both had BAFTA awards
Paul joked about the sibling rivalry, saying, “They each have one now, so there won’t be any more fighting!”
He said Daisy was “a proud big sister,” said the award “would mean the world” to Charlie, and said he was “so proud” of his son too.
Afterwards he reflected on Charlie’s success and said, “Not at all – I mean Daisy, from about two years old, yes – but Charlie was kind of a dark horse.
‘Crayon and cheese all the way and he wouldn’t act in it’ [This Country]. Daisy went to Rada, but Charlie had no training whatsoever, so to get this is extraordinary, I’m so proud of him.’
BAFTA TV Awards 2021: Winners
save me too
Drama series: Save Me Too starring Suranne Jonea and Lennie James
Paul Mescal – Normal People
Lead Actor: Paul Mescal in Normal People
Michaela Coel – I Can Destroy You
Lead Actress: Michaela Coel in I May Destroy You
Malachi Kirby – Small Axe
Supporting role: Malachi Kirby in Small Ax
Rakie Ayola – Anthony
Supporting role: Rakie Ayola in Anthony
Comedy Entertainment Show
The great narcissist show
Comedy Entertainment Show: The Big Narstie Show
Female Performance in a Comedy Show
Aimee Lou Wood – Sex Education
Female Performance in a Comedy Show: Aimee Lou Wood in Sex Education
Male Performance in a Comedy Show
Charlie Cooper – This Country
Male Performance In A Comedy Show: Charlie Cooper In This Country
I can destroy you
Miniseries: I May Destroy You starring Michaela Coel and Weruche Opia
America’s War on Abortion (Exposure)
Current Affairs: America’s War on Abortion (Exposure)
The big giveaway for the house
During the day The Great House Giveaway
Romesh Ranganathan – The Ranganation
Entertainment Performance Romesh Ranganathan – The Ranganation
Life and rhymes
Entertainment program: Life & Rhymes
Once upon a time in Iraq
Actual Series: Once Upon a Time in Iraq
Long-lost family: born without traces
Features: Long-lost family: born without traces
Sky News: Inside Idlib
News coverage: Sky News: Inside Idlib
Reality and Constructed Facts
The School That Tried to End Racism
Reality and Constructed Fact: The School That Tried to End Racism
Sitting in limbo
Single Drama: Sitting in Uncertainty
Soap and ongoing drama
Soap and ongoing drama: victim
Welcome to Chechnya: The Gay Purge (Storyville)
International: Welcome to Chechnya: The Gay Purge (Storyville)
Live Event: Springwatch
Inside No. 9
Scripted Comedy: Inside No. 9
Short form program
They saw the sun first
Short program: they saw the sun first
Locked Up: Breaking the Silence (Storyville)
Single Documentary: Locked In: Breaking The Silence (Storyville)
Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment (voted by the public)
Britain’s Got Talent – Diversity Perform a routine inspired by the events of 2020
Virgin Media’s must-see moment: Britain’s Got Talent – Diversity Perform a routine inspired by the events of 2020