15 May BAFTAs 2017: Kurupt FM win comedy award + full list of winners
Kurupt FM have scooped the award for Best Scripted Comedy at the 2017 BAFTA’s for their mockumentary, ‘People Just Do Nothing’.
PJDN, a mockumentary which documents the trials and tribulations of running a pirate radio station, ousted shows like Camping, Fleabag and Flowers to scoop the award. Speaking on stage, Allan Mustafa (MC Grindah) explained how the programme came about: “literally came from nothing on YouTube; just a group of mates just mucking around with each other”.
Beginning with a web-series on YouTube, the group of Allan Mustafa, Hugo Cherwin (Beats), Asim Chaudhry (Chabuddy G) and Steve Stamp (Steves) will soon release the fourth season of PJDN on BBC, a sign of the show’s huge growth in recent years.
The show is one of BBC Three’s landmark comedy offerings and has also captivated a wide audience through its live shows and captivating characters. For more about where you can find Kurupt FM perform this summer, click here.
Here’s what the cast of the show had to say following the win:
Here is the full list of winners from the 2017 BAFTAs:
Drama Series – Happy Valley
Entertainment Performance – Michael McIntryre – Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
Single Documentary – Hillsborough
Current Affairs – Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed (Panorama)
Single Drama – Damilola Taylor, Our Loved Boy
International – The People V OJ Simpson
Factual Series – Exodus: Our Journey to Europe
News Coverage – Victoria Derbyshire, Footballers’ Abuse, BBC News
Live Event – The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, ITV
Specialist Factual: Planet Earth II
Male Performance in a Comedy Programme: Steve Coogan, Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle
Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Mini Series – National Treasure, Channel 4
BAFTA Special Award – Nick Fraser
Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment – Planet Earth II: Snakes v Iguna Chase
Reality & Constructed Factual – Muslims Like Us
Comedy & Comedy Entertainment Programme – Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe
Supporting Actor – Tom Hollander – The Night Manager
Soap & Continuing Drama – Emmerdale
Sport – The Open
Supporting Actress – Wunmi Mosaku, Damilola, Our Loved Boy,
Features – Who Do You Think You Are?
Scripted Comedy – People Just Do Nothing
Entertainment Programme – Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Leading Actor – Adeel Akhtar, Murdered by my Father
Leading Actress – Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley
BAFTA Fellowship – Joanna Lumley