Michaela Coel

Representing In Kente: Michaela Coel Wins Bafta For Female Performance

Michaela Coel, 28 years old poet, actress and writer of the comedy series, Chewing Gum has won a Bafta award for Best Female performance in a comedy programme.

It is the actress’s second Bafta and she looked stunning on the red carpet wearing a Ghanaian Kente fabric dress hand made by her mother, how cool is that?

Known for its crude jokes and hilarious storylines, Chewing Gum is hit Channel E4 comedy show, starring Coel now set for a raunchier second series. Michaela Coel

From the Bafta night, here is the full list of winners:


Leading Actor 

Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Leading Actress 

Suranne Jones, Doctor Foster

Supporting Actor 

Tom Courtenay, Unforgotten

Supporting Actress

Chanel Cresswell, This Is England ’90

Entertainment Performance

Leigh Francis, Celebrity Juice

Female performance in a comedy programme 

Michaela Coel, Chewing Gum

Male performance in a comedy programme

Peter Kay, Peter Kay’s Car Share

Single Drama

Don’t Take My Baby


This Is England ’90

Single Documentary 

My Son The Jihadi

Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme

Have I Got News For You

Scripted comedy 

Peter Kay’s Car Share

Special Award in honour of Alan Clarke 

Lenny Henry

Entertainment Programme 

Strictly Come Dancing


The Great British Bake Off

Drama series

Wolf Hall

Soap and continuing drama 




Factual Series

The Murder Detectives

Specialist Factual 

Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners

Reality and Constructed Factual 

First Dates

Current Affairs

Outbreak: The Truth About Ebola (This World)

News Coverage 

Channel 4 News: Paris Massacre


The Ashes

Live Event 

Big Blue Live

Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public) 


by Rachel Ogbu

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