The single drama award went to the crime drama "Murdered for Being Different" over "Against the Law", an episode of "Black Mirror" (Hang the DJ) and the TV version of the Olivier-winning comedy "King Charles III".
Comedian and presenter Sue Perkins hosted the event and poked fun at The Crown's gender pay dispute. I don't think [the abuse] will ever leave any of them, but she is courageous enough to go through it again with us to film it. "And I just want to say thank you to everyone for recognizing how selfless that is and how courageous that is".
She also turned a joke about Love Island into one about the Windrush Generation.
There was also room for a joke about Harvey Weinstein and his alleged sexual assaults.
Moving on to Doctor Who, she joked about Jodie Whittaker taking over the Tardis.
'Jodie was the ideal choice because if there is one thing this year has taught us; if anyone has experience of fighting off grotesque monsters it's an actress'. Murder in Successville won for comedy entertainment program. Casualty took the award for soap or continuing drama.
It was not a successful night for diverse nominees.
The catch-all drama acting categories pit the players in telefilms, miniseries and series against each other.
BBC Three comedy This Country picked up two gongs at the ceremony, with star Daisy May Cooper landing the female performance in a comedy programme prize, while the show won the scripted comedy award. Toby Jones was a popular victor in the male performance in a comedy programme category for his performance in Mackenzie Crooks' The Detectorists.
This will be North's first BAFTA award. Amazon Prime was snubbed completely from the awards.