Meanwhile, Sean Bean earned the Best Actor honour for Broken, and Brian F. O'Byrne picked up Best Supporting Actor for Little Boy Blue, based on the tragic death of 11-year-old Rhys Jones, who was fatally shot in Liverpool, England in 2007.
"I just want to say thank you for recognising how selfless that is and how courageous that is". 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.
She also turned a joke about Love Island into one about the Windrush Generation.
Several winners dedicated their prizes to real-life people they portrayed.
The cast of Three Girls praised the social workers and police officers who risked their jobs, while accepting their award for the drama, which told the real story of abused and sexually exploited school girls from Rochdale. At the craft awards on April 22, the big winners were the drama series "Game of Thrones" and "The Crown" and the limited series "Three Girls".
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. The four acting categories on the drama side are highly competitive as they include performances in series, limited series and telefilms.
Britain's Got Talent won entertainment programme and Casualty was named best soap and continuing drama.
Nolan is not the first of the gaming industry to receive a BAFTA Special Award.
"To be recognized for one's work is always special, but to be recognized by BAFTA is truly an honor", commented North, who's also appeared in other major franchises like Destiny, Assassin's Creed, and Call of Duty. Former Manchester United and England footballer Rio Ferdinand won for his documentary about the death of his wife and coping as a single father.