The winners of the British Academy Scotland Awards 2014 have been unveiled at a glamorous red carpet ceremony at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel this evening.
Hosted by Hazel Irvine, the night celebrated the very best in film, television and games over the last year, with a stellar line-up of presenters including Judy Murray, Rory McCann, Allan Little, Alex Norton, Catriona Shearer, Greg McHugh, Karen Dumbar, Kaye Adams and up-and-coming actor Jack Lowden handing out the coveted awards.
The 550 guests were as surprised as Lorraine Kelly when a piper, drummer and Dundee United FC Manager, Jackie McNamara, walked on the stage as part of the presentation of her Outstanding Contribution to Television award. Simon Pegg presented hugely successful and respected Hollywood First Assistant Director, Tommy Gormley, with the Outstanding Contribution to Craft award. An emotional video message from Hollywood Director JJ Abrams had the audience’s attention as he said: “I’d like to say three things. One: BAFTA Scotland rules. Two: Scotland rules. And three: Tommy Gormley rules. Tommy Gormley is not just the most incredible first AD I’ve ever seen but is one of the greatest people I’ve ever met.” Touching messages from Roland Emmerich and Ashley Jenson followed. Muriel Gray presented Alex Graham with the Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting. From the set of the film version of Dad’s Army, Bill Paterson sent a special video message for Graham that received a rapturous applause.
For the first time, the acting categories were separated by gender and by film and television. James McAvoy (Actor Film, Filth), David Tennant (Actor Television, The Escape Artist), Sophie Kennedy Clark (Actress Film, Philomena) and Shirley Henderson (Actress Television, Southcliffe) all came out on top with wins in their respective categories.
Hollywood superstar McAvoy saw off tough competition to win the coveted Actor Film award for his performance as cynically corrupt policeman, Bruce Robertson, in Filth. David Tennant’s work in The Escape Artist brought him the nod for Actor Television, while 24 year-old Sophie Kennedy Clark was rewarded with the Actress Film award for her powerful performance in Philomena. Veteran actress Shirley Henderson, well known to fans of the Harry Potter Series for her portrayal of Moaning Myrtle, picked up the Actress Television award for her role as a grieving mother in the Channel 4 drama Southcliffe.
One of the night’s biggest winners was Starred Up, winning three of the four categories in which it was nominated. The hard-hitting prison drama finished ahead of Filth and Sunshine on Leith to win the Feature Film award. For his work on the film, David Mackenzie took home the Director Film/Television award while Jonathan Asser picked up the Writer Film/ Television trophy.
Will Anderson’s Monkey Love Experiments triumphed in the Animation category. It was the second time in three years that the film’s writer, Ainslie Henderson, has been honoured by BAFTA Scotland, having picked up a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award in 2012 and also receiving a BAFTA alongside Will Anderson for Short Animation at the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2013.
The award for Children’s Programme went to Katie Morag, the acclaimed adaptation of the popular book series which is also nominated for three BAFTAs at next Sunday’s British Academy Children’s Awards in London.
Veteran Edinburgh-based video game studio and recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship, Rockstar Games, accepted the Game award for Grand Theft Auto V, the latest instalment in one of the best-selling game franchises of all time.
Other winners on the night included Dave: Loan Ranger for Current Affairs, Britain’s Whale Hunters: The Untold Story in the Factual Series category, Getting On for Short Film, Keys to the Castle for Single Documentary and Location, Location, Location for Features/Factual Entertainment Programme.
Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “The British Academy Scotland Awards are a reflection of the massive depth of Scottish talent in film, television, animation and the gaming industry. The breadth of content on display here tonight is truly inspiring and we offer our warmest congratulations to all of our worthy winners.”
FULL LIST OF NOMINEES. WINNERS IN BOLD:
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO TELEVISION
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BROADCASTING
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO CRAFT AWARD
ACTOR FILM sponsored by Audi
JAMES MCAVOY Filth
PETER MULLAN Sunshine on Leith
JACK O’CONNELL Starred Up
ACTOR TELEVISION sponsored by The Corinthian Club
MARK BONNAR Line of Duty
DOUGLAS HENSHALL Shetland
DAVID TENNANT The Escape Artist
ACTRESS FILM sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics
JANE HORROCKS Sunshine on Leith
SOPHIE KENNEDY CLARK Philomena
FREYA MAVOR Sunshine on Leith
LAURIE BRETT Waterloo Road
SHIRLEY HENDERSON Southcliffe
SHARON ROONEY My Mad Fat Diary
MONKEY LOVE EXPERIMENTS Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson, Cameron Fraser – Hopscotch Films, DigiCult, Ko-Lik, White Robot
SEA FRONT Claire Lamond
SPECTATORS Ross Hogg
ALL OVER THE PLACE AUSTRALIA Louise Brown, Maria Stewart – BBC Scotland/CBBC
THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK Sara Harkins, Richard Grocock, Pati Marr - BBC Scotland/CBBC
KATIE MORAG Lindy Cameron, Don Coutts, Margaret Matheson – Move on Up/CBeebies
COMEDY/ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME sponsored by Inverarity Morton
LIMMY’S SHOW! CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! Brian Limond, Jacqueline Sinclair – The Comedy Unit/BBC Two Scotland
MILLER’S MOUNTAIN Owen Bell, Matt Lipsey, Donald McLeary – BBC Scotland/BBC One Scotland
MRS BROWN’S BOYS Brendan O'Carroll, Ben Kellett, Stephen McCrum - Boc Pix, RTE, BBC Scotland/ BBC One
BLETHERING REFERENDUM Eric Haynes, Debbie Christie, Roshan Samarasinghe - Finestripe Productions/BBC One Scotland
DAVE: LOAN RANGER Eric Haynes, Ian Lilley, Katie Lander - Finestripe Productions/Channel 4
PANORAMA: ALL IN A GOOD CAUSE Ross Wilson, Marc Sigsworth, Chris Atkins – Matchlight/BBC One
DIRECTOR FILM/TELEVISION sponsored by Tattinger
JON S BAIRD Filth
DAVID MACKENZIE Starred Up
DEXTER FLETCHER Sunshine on Leith
FACTUAL SERIES sponsored by Deloittes
BRITAIN’S WHALE HUNTERS: THE UNTOLD STORY Tom Beard, Adam Scott, Adam Nicholson, Will Anderson – Keo North/BBC Four
CLYDEBULT: THE SHIPS THAT MADE THE COMMONWEALTH David Hayman, Russell Leven, Graeme Thomson, Craig Hunter – BBC Scotland/BBC Two Scotland
THE STORY OF WOMEN AND ART Ross Wilson, John Hodgson, Deborah Lee, Liz Hartford – Matchlight/BBC Two
FEATURE FILM sponsored by Cineworld
FILTH Jon S Baird, Ken Marshall, Trudie Styler - Steel Mill Pictures, Maven Pictures, Logie Pictures/Lionsgate
STARRED UP David Mackenzie, Gillian Berrie, Jonathan Asser - Sigma Films/Fox Searchlight
SUNSHINE ON LEITH Dexter Fletcher, Stephen Greenhorn, Andrew Macdonald, Arabella Page-Croft, Allon Reich - DNA Films, Black Camel Pictures /Entertainment Film Distributors
FEATURES/FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
DREAM ME UP SCOTTY John Archer, John MacLaverty, Dhivya Kate Chetty, Jack Archer – Hopscotch Films/BBC One Scotland
I BELONG TO GLASGOW John Archer, John MacLaverty, Emma Lennox, Emily Rimmer - Hopscotch Films/BBC One Scotland
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION Helen Nightingale, Gerard Costello, Emma Vulliamy – IWC Media/Channel 4
GRAND THEFT AUTO V Rockstar Games
MONSTER LEGACY Outplay Entertainment
SOLAR FLUX HD Firebrand Games
COLOURS Graham Fitzpatrick, Sarah Drummond - Screen Productions
EXCHANGE AND MART Cara Connolly, Martin Clark, Phoebe Grigor, Maeve McMahon - Hopscotch Films, DigiCult
GETTING ON Ewan Stewart, Liam Stewart, Maeve McMahon - Foundling Films
FROM SCOTLAND WITH LOVE Grant Keir, Virginia Heath, Mark Atkin, Heather Croall - Faction North, Crossover, National Library of Scotland/BBC Two Scotland
THE GIRL WHO TALKED TO DOLPHINS Mark Hedgecoe, Christopher Riley - BBC Scotland/BBC Four
KEYS TO THE CASTLE Darren Hercher, Tracey Gardiner – Darren Hercher Films /BBC Scotland
WRITER FILM/TELEVISION sponsored by Creative Scotland
JONATHAN ASSER Starred Up
BRIAN LIMOND Limmy’s Show! Christmas Special!
DAVID WOLSTENCROFT The Escape Artist
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