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:

People Just Do Nothing – Backstage Interview | BAFTA TV Awards 2017

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

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