Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jameela Jamil win big at 2018 Women in Film & Television Awards

Jameela Jamil and Phoebe Waller Bridge have been honoured at the Women in Film & Television UK Awards (Picture: Getty/Rex)

Jameela Jamil and Phoebe Waller Bridge have been honoured at the Women in Film & Television UK Awards.

The 28th awards, hosted by Sandi Toksvig, took place at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel to celebrate the achievements of the year’s most inspiring women.

Phoebe, the creator of Fleabag and Killing Eve, was given The Screen Skills Writing Award, while Jameela was given The ITV Studios Achievement of the Year Award for her work, particularly her activism for body positivity.

Jameela Jamil, star of The Good Place, was awarded the The ITV Studios Achievement of the Year Award (Picture: Getty)

Presenter Sandi was also a winner on the night, and was recognised for her work as British comedian with The EIKON Presenter Award, given to her by Victoria Coren-Mitchell,

The Split star Nicola Walker won The Pinewood Studios Best Performance Award. Since Spooks came to an end she is best known for her starring roles in Collateral and Unforgotten.

Up and coming director Rungano Nyoni was awarded The Netflix New Talent Award for her work across several short and feature films. She is best known for writing and directing I Am Not A Witch, her debut feature film.

Nicola Walker, star of ITV crime drama Unforgotten, won The Pinewood Studios Best Performance Award (Picture: ITV)

Meanwhile Hettie MacDonald was handed The Deluxe Director Award for her work on Howards End, Fortitude and Doctor Who.

It was event celebrating the best and brightest women in film and television in the UK.

WFTV Chair Liz Tucker said: ‘Sifting through the huge numbers of nominations for our awards, it quickly becomes apparent just how many extraordinarily talented women there are working in film and TV today. Today we celebrate their achievements, which I hope will give inspiration across the industry to all women battling to make a difference’.

WFTV Board member and Head of Diversity for ITV Commissioning, Ade Rawcliffe added: ‘One of the most striking aspects of our unique awards is the huge diversity of our winners.

‘What our annual awards ceremony clearly shows is the huge achievements women from all backgrounds can make when they are given the right opportunities.’

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