Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee wins BAFTA

Pic: Instagram/Lisa McGee

Congratulations are in order for Lisa McGee, the mind behind Derry Girls.

The Derry woman picked up a BAFTA over the weekend in the Writer: Comedy category at Sunday’s awards event at The Brewery in London.

The Bafta Television Craft Awards are held separately from the main BAFTA film and TV awards which will take place later this year.

Lisa was up against fierce competition on the night but was clearly delighted that she won.

She shared a picture of her BAFTA award in her suitcase writing: “Till the next time London. Keep writing kids x.“

Derry Girls is in the running for three awards at next month’s BAFTA TV awards in London’s Royal Festival Hall.

The show is nominated in the Best Scripted Comedy category and Siobhán McSweeney, who plays Sister Michael, is among the nominees in the Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme category.

Siobhan McSweeney
Siobhan McSweeney

The finale of Derry Girls’ third and final season is among contenders for the Memorable Moment Award, which is the only category that will be decided by a public vote. The finale focused on the historic Good Friday Agreement which was voted on 25 years ago.

The award’s description of the Derry Girls finale moment says that it “moves between characters we have grown to love casting their vote in the Good Friday agreement and archival news footage, including John Hume and fellow Derry citizens at the euphoric moment it was announced that 71.1 per cent of the Northern Ireland population voted yes for the Agreement”.

Related Stories


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

google ads
VIP Live - The home of Irish celebrities