British Academy Television Award
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts
First awarded2009 (presented in 2010)
Currently held bySophie Willan for Alma's Not Normal (2022)
Websitewww.bafta.org

The British Academy Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance was instituted in 2009. It is awarded by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, children's film and television, and interactive media.

Since 2009 (presented in 2010), the British Academy Television Awards has presented two awards for comedy performance, the BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance and the BAFTA TV Award for Best Male Comedy Performance. Before 2009 there was one award for Best Comedy Performance. Jessica Hynes is the only actress who has received this award more than once, with two wins.

Winners and nominees

Jo Brand won in 2011 for Getting On.
Jo Brand won in 2011 for Getting On.
Olivia Colman won for Twenty Twelve in 2013.
Olivia Colman won for Twenty Twelve in 2013.
Katherine Parkinson won for The IT Crowd in 2014.
Jessica Hynes was won this award twice, for WIA (2015) and There She Goes (2019).
Jessica Hynes was won this award twice, for WIA (2015) and There She Goes (2019).
Michaela Coel won for Chewing Gum in 2016.
Michaela Coel won for Chewing Gum in 2016.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge won for Fleabag in 2017.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge won for Fleabag in 2017.

2010s

Year Actress Work Character Network
2010
(56th)
Rebecca Front The Thick of It Rt Hon Nicola Murray MP BBC Two
Jo Brand Getting On Kim Wilde BBC Four
Joanna Scanlan Denise "Den" Flixter
Miranda Hart Miranda Miranda Preston BBC Two
2011
(57th)
Jo Brand Getting On Kim Wilde BBC Four
Dawn French Roger & Val Have Just Got In Val Stephenson BBC Two
Katherine Parkinson The IT Crowd Jen Barber Channel 4
Miranda Hart Miranda Miranda Preston BBC One
2012
(58th)
Jennifer Saunders Absolutely Fabulous Edina Monsoon BBC One
Olivia Colman Twenty Twelve Sally Owen BBC Four
Tamsin Greig Friday Night Dinner Jackie Goodman Channel 4
Ruth Jones Stella Stella Morris Sky One
2013
(59th)
Olivia Colman Twenty Twelve Sally Owen BBC Two
Julia Davis Hunderby Dorothy Sky Atlantic
Miranda Hart Miranda Miranda Preston BBC One
Jessica Hynes Twenty Twelve Siobhan Sharpe BBC Two
2014
(60th)
Katherine Parkinson The IT Crowd Jen Barber Channel 4
Frances de la Tour Vicious Violet Crosby ITV
Kerry Howard Him & Her: The Wedding Laura Williams BBC Three
Doon Mackichan Plebs Flavia ITV2
2015
(61st)
Jessica Hynes W1A Siobhan Sharpe BBC Two
Catherine Tate Catherine Tate's Nan Joanie Taylor BBC One
Olivia Colman Rev. Alex Smallbone BBC Two
Tamsin Greig Episodes Beverly Lincoln
2016
(62nd)
Michaela Coel Chewing Gum Tracey Gordon E4
Miranda Hart Miranda Miranda Preston BBC One
Sian Gibson Peter Kay's Car Share Kayleigh Kitson
Sharon Horgan Catastrophe Sharon Morris Channel 4
2017
(63rd)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Fleabag Fleabag BBC Three
Lesley Manville Mum Cathy Bradshaw BBC Two
Diane Morgan Cunk on Shakespeare Philomena Cunk
Olivia Colman Fleabag Godmother BBC Three
2018
(64th)
Daisy May Cooper This Country Kerry Mucklowe BBC Three
Anna Maxwell Martin Motherland Julia BBC Two
Sian Gibson Peter Kay's Car Share Kayleigh Kitson BBC One
Sharon Horgan Catastrophe Sharon Morris Channel 4
2019
(65th)
Jessica Hynes There She Goes Emily Yates BBC Four
Daisy May Cooper This Country Kerry Mucklowe BBC Three
Julia Davis Sally4Ever Emma Sky Atlantic
Lesley Manville Mum Cathy Bradshaw BBC Two

2020s

Year Actress Work Character Network
2020
(66th)

[1]
Sian Clifford Fleabag Claire BBC Three
Sarah Kendall Frayed Sammy Cooper Sky One
Gbemisola Ikumelo Famalam Various Characters BBC Three
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Fleabag Fleabag
2021
(67th)

[2]
Aimee Lou Wood Sex Education Aimee Gibbs Netflix
Daisy Haggard Breeders Ally Worsley Sky One
Emma Mackey Sex Education Maeve Wiley Netflix
Daisy May Cooper This Country Kerry Mucklowe BBC Three
Gbemisola Ikumelo Famalam Various Characters
Mae Martin Feel Good Mae Channel 4
2022
(68th)

[3]
Sophie Willan Alma's Not Normal Alma Nuthall BBC Two
Aimee Lou Wood Sex Education Aimee Gibbs Netflix
Aisling Bea This Way Up Áine Channel 4
Anjana Vasan We Are Lady Parts Amina
Natasia Demetriou Stath Lets Flats Sophie
Rose Matafeo Starstruck Jessie BBC Three

Superlatives

Record Actress Programme Age (in years)
Oldest winner Jo Brand Getting On 53
Oldest nominee Frances de la Tour Vicious 69
Youngest winner Aimee Lou Wood Sex Education 26
Youngest nominee Emma Mackey Sex Education 24

Actresses with multiple wins and nominations

Multiple wins

The following people have won the British Academy Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance multiple times: