Glasgow, 15 November 2015: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland, BAFTA Scotland, has announced the winners of this year’s British Academy Scotland Awards at a glamorous red carpet ceremony at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel this evening.
Hosted by Edith Bowman, the Awards celebrated the very best in film, television and games produced over the last year in Scotland with a stellar line-up of presenters including Sophie Kennedy Clark, David Hayman and Ford Kiernan handing out the coveted awards.
The Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting award went to Dorothy Byrne, the Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4 and award-winning editor. Byrne’s award was one of three special recognitions given on the evening, as Bill Paterson and David Balfour were also celebrated. Paterson was heralded for his Outstanding Contribution to Film & Television, and was presented his trophy by director Bill Forsyth along with video tributes by colleagues, friends and family including Juliet Stevenson, Alex Norton and Brian Cox. David Balfour was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to Craft and was presented the award by Gregory’s Girl’s John Gordon Sinclair along with a short video message from legendary director and BAFTA Fellow Martin Scorsese, with whom Balfour worked on the 3D film Hugo.
Owing to the high number of entries, male and female performances were recognised in two discrete categories for the second year running across both the Film and Television categories. David Elliot (Actor Film, Kajaki: The True Story), Ken Stott (Actor Television, The Missing) and Emma Thompson (Actress Film, The Legend of Barney Thomson) all won BAFTA Scotland Awards in their respective categories. Sharon Rooney, a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2013 and nominated for the same role at the British Academy Scotland Awards in 2013 and 2014, won the Actress Television award for My Mad Fat Diary.
One of the night’s biggest winners was The Legend of Barney Thomson, winning two of the four categories in which it was nominated. As well as Thompson’s Actress Film win, the dark comedy finished ahead of 16 Years Till Summer and What We Did On Our Holiday to win the Feature Film award.
Ainslie Henderson’s Stems was awarded the Animation award, the third time in four years that the he and long-term collaborator, Will Anderson, have been honoured by BAFTA Scotland, having picked up a British Academy Scotland Award 2014 in the Animation category and a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award in 2012. Henderson also received a BAFTA alongside Anderson for Short Animation at the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2013.
This year’s Children’s Programme award went to CBBC show The Dog Ate My Homework, the school-based panel show which was nominated for the same British Academy Scotland Award in 2014.
Comedy sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys triumphed in the Comedy/Entertainment category, which follows Brendan O’Carroll’s nomination for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme at this year’s British Academy Television Awards.
Other winners on the night included Low Pay Britain (Dispatches) for Current Affairs, Donald Coutts in the Director Film/Television category, Being 16 In 2014 for Factual Series, It Was Alright In The 70s for Features/Factual Entertainment, Distant Star: Revenant Fleet for Game, Mining Poems or Odes for Short Film, The Bridge: Fifty Year’s Across the Forth for Single Documentary, Glasgow Girls for Television Drama and Gregory Burke for Writer Film/Television.
Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “It has been a wonderful evening and this year’s winners highlight the diversity of international and national projects choosing Scotland as a filming destination and the rich seam of Scottish talent working throughout the UK. We offer our warmest congratulations to all our worthy winners.”
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FULL LIST OF NOMINEES. WINNERS IN BOLD:
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FILM & TELEVISION
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BROADCASTING
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO CRAFT AWARD
ACTOR FILM sponsored by Audi
ROBERT CARLYLE The Legend of Barney Thomson
DAVID ELLIOT Kajaki: The True Story
DAVID TENNANT What We Did On Our Holiday
ACTOR TELEVISION sponsored by The Corinthian Club
MARK BONNAR Catastrophe
PETER MULLAN Stonemouth
KEN STOTT The Missing
ACTRESS FILM sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics
ELENA ANAYA Swung
ELIZABETH MCGOVERN Swung
EMMA THOMPSON The Legend of Barney Thomson
MICHELLE GOMEZ Doctor Who
SHARON ROONEY My Mad Fat Diary
CHARLOTTE SPENCER Stonemouth
GERASCOPHOBIA Shuangshuang Hao, Kaj Mäki-Ullakko, Alasdair Hankinson – Glasgow School of Art
SCRIBBLEDUB Ross Hogg, Robbie Gunn
STEMS Ainslie Henderson, Poppy Acroyd, Michael Hughes, Will Anderson
THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK Production Team – BBC Scotland/CBBC
KATIE MORAG Production Team – Move on Up/CBeebies
TEACUP TRAVELS Production Team – Plum Films/CBeebies
CELTIC CONNECTIONS OPENING CONCERT: MARTYN BENNETT'S GRIT Production Team – BBC Scotland/BBC Two Scotland
MRS BROWN'S BOYS Brendan O'Carroll, Stephen McCrum, Ben Kellett, Martin Delany – BBC Scotland/BBC One
STILL GAME LIVE Production Team – BBC Scotland/BBC One Scotland
EÒRPA - MH17 Production Team- BBC Scotland/BBC Alba
LOW PAY BRITAIN (DISPATCHES) Richard Cookson, Nicole Kleeman, Morland Sanders - Firecrest Films/Channel 4
SCOTLAND DECIDES: THE BIG, BIG DEBATE Production Team – Mentorn Scotland/BBC One
DIRECTOR FILM/TELEVISION sponsored by Taittinger
GORDON ANDERSON Scrotal Recall
ROBERT CARLYLE The Legend of Barney Thomson
DONALD COUTTS Katie Morag
FACTUAL SERIES sponsored by Deloitte
BEING SIXTEEN IN 2014 Natalie Moss, Jude Suggett, Andrew Lockyer, Matt Pinder– BBC Scotland/BBC Two Scotland
PLANET OIL Production Team – BBC Scotland/BBC Two Scotland
TRANSPLANT TALES Production Team – Matchlight/BBC One Scotland
FEATURE FILM sponsored by Cineworld
16 YEARS TILL SUMMER Production Team - Loumclou Films/Taskovski Films
THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMSON John G. Lenic, Brian Coffey, Kaleena Kiff, Robert Carlyle - Sigma Films/Trinity Works Entertainment/Icon Film Distribution
WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin, David Thompson, Dan Winch- Origin Pictures/Lionsgate UK
IT WAS ALRIGHT IN THE 70S Production Team – Objective Scotland/Channel 4
KIRSTIE AND PHIL'S LOVE IT OR LIST IT Andrew Jackson, Paula Campion-Skerry - Raise The Roof Productions/Channel 4
VIVA VARIETY Production Team – Matchlight/BBC One Scotland
DISTANT STAR: REVENANT FLEET Blazing Griffin
MONSTRUM Team Junkfish
RITUALS Tymon Zgainski
DROPPING OFF MICHAEL Production Team – Jumpcut
GASPING Greg Hemphill - Hopscotch Films
MINING POEMS OR ODES Callum Rice, Jack Cocker – Scottish Documentary Institute
THE BRIDGE: FIFTY YEARS ACROSS THE FORTH Production Team - TVI Vision/BBC One Scotland
DANNY MACASKILL: RIDING THE RIDGE Production Team - IWC Media/Cut Media/BBC One Scotland
MY NEW HAIR Ruth Carslaw, Anthea Harvey - Scottish Documentary Institute/STV
GLASGOW GIRLS Brian Welsh, Colin Barr, Kate Cook - Minnow Films/BBC Three
SHETLAND Production Team - ITV Studios for BBC Scotland/BBC One
STONEMOUTH Production Team - BBC Scotland/Slate North/BBC One Scotland
WRITER FILM/TELEVISION sponsored by Creative Scotland
GREGORY BURKE ‘71
TOM EDGE Scrotal Recall
STEVEN MOFFAT Doctor Who
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