Breakthrough Award


Established in 2012, the Breakthrough Award recognises an individual performer who has ‘broken through’ to the big time in the year in question.

Here is a list of past winners:

2021: Emma Corrin for her role as Diana, Princess of Wales in The Crown, Series 4 (Left Bank Pictures / Sony Pictures Television for Netflix)

2020: Ncuti Gatwa for his role in Sex Education (Netflix)

2019: Alex Scott for sports broadcasting on BBC and Sky

2017/18: No Award

2016: Aidan Turner for performances in Poldark (BBC One) and And Then There Were None (BBC One)

2015: Harry and Jack Williams for writing The Missing (New Pictures, Company Pictures and Two Brothers Pictures for BBC One)

2014: Jamie Dornan for performance in The Fall (BBC Two)

2013: Adam Hills for presenting The Last Leg Paralympics 2012 (Channel 4)

2012: Olivia Colman for performances in Rev (BBC Two) and Exile (BBC One)

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