Claire Foy spoke out about her payCredit:James GOurley /REX/Shutterstock Jane Lush, the chairwoman of Bafta, has said that Netflix’s inclusion in the nominations was a recognition that times have changed. “How people are watching television is changing,” she said. “I think the awards are reflecting the way people are watching television now.”The Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, hosted for the second year running by Sue Perkins, did include significant wins for the BBC, including the awards for Three Girls and for Ambulance the channel’s fly-on-the-wall documentary, won the best factual series award.John Motson, the BBC’s veteran football commentator, was honoured with Bafta’s special award. He dedicated it to colleagues at the sports department where he worked for half a century until his retirement this year. Declan Donnelly, pictured with wife Ali Astall, attended the ceremony without Ant McPartlinCredit:Ian West/PA Jodie Whittaker wore a Time’s Up badgeCredit:Ian West/PA The Crown lost out on the award for best drama series, which went instead to the BBC’s Peaky Blinders. The 30-year-old actress originally auditioned to play another character in The Crown, but went back to the casting director when she heard that the role of Princess Margaret had not been filled.She had a sudden feeling that she was destined to play the Queen’s troubled sister, and duly won the part. The second series covered her tempestuous relationship with Lord Snowdon. She has now left the show, and Helena Bonham Carter will take on the role in series three. Netflix has finally been accepted into the British television establishment by winning its first major Bafta, for Vanessa Kirby’s performance as Princess Margaret in The Crown.It was a landmark moment for the US streaming service, which has poured a reported £100 million into The Crown in an attempt to move in on the BBC’s territory.Last year the sumptuous royal drama had five nominations but won nothing, leading to accusations of a Bafta snub.This time around, Kirby was named best supporting actress, dedicating her award to the woman she played. “I just felt like the luckiest person in the world to play someone so colourful and vivid and brave and strong. So this is for Margaret, wherever she is,” she said.She also thanked her on-screen sibling, Claire Foy, praising her as “the best sister” she could have, before hastily checking herself and adding: “Apart from my real one!” Foy was beaten to the best actress prize by Molly Windsor, the 20-year-old who starred in the BBC’s Three Girls, a harrowing account of the Rochdale sex abuse scandal. Three Girls also won best mini-series.Sean Bean won the best actor prize for his performance as a troubled priest in Jimmy McGovern’s Broken.Netflix’s success in the world of television comes as it is shut out of the Cannes Film Festival, where organisers controversially ruled that only films released in cinemas could be entered for the prestigious Palme d’Or award. The presenter, Sir David Attenborough, said the programme set out to show the beauty of the oceans “but also the truth about what we are doing to them. The fact that this one particular moment rang a bell in the minds and the conscience of people throughout this country is something that pleases all of us more than I can say.” Credit:IAn West/PA Foy was asked about the revelation that she was paid less than Matt Smith, the actor who played the Duke of Edinburgh in The Crown.She said: “I’ve spoken to people whose pay has gone up as a direct result of what I earn being put everywhere, and that made me think it doesn’t really matter what I think of it.”My embarrassment about it or my kind of shame or embarrassment of people talking about my worth and how much I earn, is nothing compared to the fact that then if people are now aware, people are not going to be able to make those mistakes again or make those decisions again and if that’s what’s good and comes out of it then I am very proud of it.” Dozens of celebrities on the red carpet wore Time’s Up badges to show their solidarity with women who have suffered sexual harassment or abuse in the workplace. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Best supporting actor went to Brian F O’Byrne for his performance as the father of Rhys Evans, the murdered 11-year-old, in ITV’s Little Boy Blue. The biggest surprise of the night was Blue Planet II losing out in the specialist factual category to a BBC Two documentary about Jean-Michel Basquiat. But the scene in which a pilot whale grieved for its dead calf, a scene which prompted much debate about pollution in the oceans, was voted by the public as the Virgin TV Must-See Moment.