Who won the 2024 comedy Baftas?

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Such Brave Girls was named best Scripted Comedy at the Baftas last night with other winners including Joe Lycett, Mawaan Rizwan and Gbemisola Ikumelo.

Clearly overwhelmed, creator Kat Sadler said ‘this is mad’ as she accepted her award saying: ‘Writing is really hard and this is really nice’.

‘I started writing this show when I was literally under section in hospital and I called [sister and co-star] Lizzie and told her what happened and she told me she was £20,000 in debt and we both laughed and I think that’s where the show started.’

 Rizwan and Ikumelo won the male and female comedy awards for Juiced and Black Ops respectively.

Last week, the BBC announced that both Juiced and Such Brave Girls would be returning to second series.

Accepting his award, Rizwan said: ‘I’m really humbled… No I"m not, why am I saying that?! This is the least humbling thing that has every happened to me! You have put me on a pedestal and are going to regret it.’

After thanking everyone involved in the show he added another thank-you to his therapist adding: ‘We literally had a conversation this week about how I need to stop relying on external forms of validation, so bad timing!’

Accepting her award. Ikumelo led a call-and-response to ‘God is good/all the time’.

‘God, thank so much. You took this dark young kid from the ends and brought me into this place of light, and now I get to go on this creative journey that you set me on, and I'm so thankful, Lord, so thank you. 

She also thanked series co-creator  Akemnji Ndifornyen saying: ‘ I'm stading here with this because you gave me a seat at a table, and in this industry where it can sometimes feel like we're competing against each other, you basically just set ego aside and and to develop and support actors. So I love you, and I demand that you have the world.’

 Joe Lycett was awarded the Bafta for best entertainment performance for his show Late Night Lycett.

He attended the awards dressed as Elizabeth I after losing a bet to his aunties about how many social media followers they could amass, and thanked his parents, ‘Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII’.

Mobility, the nine-minute BBC Three comedy film set on a school mobility bus co-written by and co-starring comedian Jack Carroll, was named best short.

 Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan  – who were hosting the ceremony – also took home their own Bafta, scooping the Comedy entertainment category for for Rob & Romesh Vs.

The final seasons of Top Boy and Happy Valley were among the big winners with the public voting  Happy Valley's final kitchen showdown between Catherine Cawood and Tommy Lee Royce as the most memorable moment, the only accolade decided by viewers..

Lorraine Kelly received Bafta’s special award and Baroness Floella Benjamin received the academy’s fellowship.

Here is a full list of winners and nominees

Leading actress

WINNER: Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley - BBC One

Anjana Vasan, Demon 79 (Black Mirror) - Netflix

Anne Reid, The Sixth Commandment - BBC One

Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us - Sky Atlantic

Helena Bonham Carter, Nolly - ITVX

Sharon Horgan, Best Interests - BBC One

Leading actor

WINNER: Timothy Spall, The Sixth Commandment - BBC One

Brian Cox, Succession - Sky Atlantic

Dominic West, The Crown - Netflix

Kane Robinson, Top Boy - Netflix

Paapa Essiedu, The Lazarus Project - Sky Max

Steve Coogan, The Reckoning - BBC One

Supporting actress

WINNER: Jasmine Jobson, Top Boy - Netflix

Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown - Netflix

Harriet Walter, Succession - Sky Atlantic

Lesley Manville, The Crown - Netflix

Nico Parker, The Last of Us - Sky Atlantic

Siobhan Finneran, Happy Valley - BBC One

Supporting actor

WINNER: Matthew Macfadyen, Succession - Sky Atlantic

Amit Shah, Happy Valley - BBC One

Éanna Hardwicke, The Sixth Commandment - BBC One

Harris Dickinson, A Murder at the End of the World - Disney+

Jack Lowden, Slow Horses - Apple TV+

Salim Daw, The Crown - Netflix

Female performance in a comedy

WINNER: Gbemisola Ikumelo, Black Ops - BBC One

Bridget Christie, The Change - Channel 4

Máiréad Tyers, Extraordinary - Disney+

Roisin Gallagher, The Lovers - Sky Atlantic

Sofia Oxenham, Extraordinary - Disney+

Taj Atwal, Hullraisers - Channel 4

Male performance in a comedy

WINNER: Mawaan Rizwan, Juice - BBC Three

Adjani Salmon, Dreaming Whilst Black - BBC Three

David Tennant, Good Omens - Prime Video

Hammed Animashaun, Black Ops - BBC One

Jamie Demetriou, A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou - Netflix

Joseph Gilgun, Brassic - Sky Max

Drama series

WINNER: Top Boy - Netflix

The Gold - BBC One

Happy Valley - BBC One

Slow Horses - Apple TV+

Limited drama

WINNER: The Sixth Commandment - BBC One

Best Interests - BBC One

Demon 79 (Black Mirror) - Netflix

The Long Shadow - ITV1

Scripted comedy

WINNER: Such Brave Girls - BBC Three

Big Boys - Channel 4

Dreaming Whilst Black - BBC Three

Extraordinary - Disney+


WINNER: Casualty - BBC One

EastEnders - BBC One

Emmerdale - ITV1

Entertainment programme

WINNER: Strictly Come Dancing - BBC One

Hannah Waddingham: Home For Christmas - Apple TV+

Later… With Jools Holland - BBC Two

Michael McIntyre's Big Show - BBC One

Entertainment performance

WINNER: Joe Lycett, Late Night Lycett - Channel 4

Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly, I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! - ITV1

Big Zuu, Big Zuu's Big Eats - Dave

Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show - BBC One

Hannah Waddingham, Eurovision Song Contest 2023 - BBC One

Rob Beckett & Romesh Ranganathan, Rob & Romesh Vs - Sky Max

Comedy entertainment programme

WINNER: Rob & Romesh Vs - Sky Max

The Graham Norton Show - BBC One

Late Night Lycett - Channel 4

Would I Lie To You? - BBC One

Factual entertainment

WINNER: Celebrity Race Across The World - BBC One

The Dog House - Channel 4

Endurance: Race To The Pole - Channel 5

Portrait Artist of the Year - Sky Arts


WINNER: Squid Game: The Challenge - Netflix

Banged Up - Channel 4

Married At First Sight UK - E4

My Mum, Your Dad - ITV1


WINNER: Scam Interceptors - BBC One

Loose Women and Men - ITV1

Lorraine - ITV1

Make It At Market - BBC One


WINNER: Class Act - Netflix

The Bear - Disney+

Beef - Netflix

The Last of Us - Sky Atlantic

Love & Death - ITVX

Succession - Sky Atlantic

Live event coverage

WINNER: Eurovision Song Contest 2023 - BBC One

The Coronation Concert - BBC One

Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance - BBC One

Current affairs

WINNER: The Shamima Begum Story (This World) - BBC Two

Inside Russia: Traitors And Heroes (Storyville) - BBC Four

Putin Vs The West - BBC Two

Russell Brand: In Plain Sight (Dispatches) - Channel 4

Single documentary

WINNER: Ellie Simmonds: Finding My Secret Family - ITV1

David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived - Sky Documentaries

Hatton - Sky Crime

Vjeran Tomic: The Spider-Man of Paris - Netflix

Factual series

WINNER: Lockerbie - Sky Documentaries

Dublin Narcos - Sky Documentaries

Evacuation - Channel 4

Once Upon A Time In Northern Ireland - BBC Two

Specialist factual

WINNER: White Nanny, Black Child - Channel 5

Chimp Empire - Netflix

The Enfield Poltergeist - Apple TV+

Forced Out - Sky Documentaries

News coverage

WINNER: Inside Gaza: Israel And Hamas At War - Channel 4 News

Inside Myanmar - The Hidden War - Sky News

Israel-Hamas War - Sky News

Sports coverage

WINNER: Cheltenham Festival Day One - ITV1

MOTD Live: Fifa Women's World Cup 2023 - BBC One

Wimbledon 2023 Men's Final - BBC One

Memorable moment

WINNER: Happy Valley, Catherine Cawood and Tommy Lee Royce's final kitchen showdown - BBC One

David Beckham teases Victoria about her "working class" upbringing - Netflix

Doctor Who, Ncuti Gatwa revealed as the 15th Doctor - BBC One

The Last of Us, Bill and Frank's Story - Sky Atlantic

The Piano, 13-year-old Lucy stuns commuters with jaw dropping piano performance - Channel 4

Succession, Logan Roy's death - Sky Atlantic

Short form

WINNER: Mobility - BBC Three

The Skewer: Three Twisted Years - BBC iPlayer

Stealing Ukraine's Children: Inside Russia's Camps - Vice News

Where It Ends - BBC Three

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Published: 13 May 2024

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