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British Academy Scotland Awards 2017: Winners Announced

5 November 2017

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 Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, David Hayman, Peter Capaldi and Sir Chris Hoy among the sterling list of presenters handing out the coveted awards on the night.

The award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television went to Armando Iannucci, the multi BAFTA-winning writer, producer, director and political satirist. Peter Capaldi presented Armando with his award, along with video tributes from his colleagues Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, David Schneider and Michael Palin.

Iannucci’s award was one of two special recognitions given on the evening, with cameraman Doug Allan being honoured for his Outstanding Contribution to Craft (In Memory of Robert McCann). His impressive career has seen him work on more than 65 productions over 30 years in the industry. Blue Planet producer Alastair Fothergill presented Doug with the prestigious award, alongside a video message from Sir David Attenborough.

In the competitive categories, T2 Trainspotting was the night’s biggest winner, picking up three awards in all the categories in which it was nominated: for Ewen Bremner for Actor Film, Danny Boyle for Director – Fiction and for Feature Film.

The Dark Mile’s Deirdre Mullins triumphed to win this year’s Actress Film award.  Mark Bonnar received the Actor Television award for his role in Unforgotten, while Laura Fraser won this year’s Actress Television award for her performance in The Missing.

The Replacement triumphed in the Television Scripted category, beating off competition from In Plain Sight and Two Doors Down.

It was another night of celebration for Ross Hogg, who picked up the Animation award for Life Cycles. Hogg has been honoured by BAFTA Scotland before - having been nominated five times in the past five years, he scooped his first award last year for his work on Short Film, Isabella.

Entertainment saw All Round To Mrs Brown’s finish ahead of The Dog Ate My Homework and Robot Wars. 

BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Hope Dickson Leach won the Writer Film/Television category for The Levelling, beating off competition from Joe Ahearne and Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp. And 2016 BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Jon McKellan is part of the winning team in the Game category for Stories Untold.

Other winners on the night included The Inescapable Arrival of Lazlo Petushki for Short Film, Eòrpa Special – Guantanamo Detainees for Current Affairs, The Council for Features & Factual Series, Louise Lockwood for Director – Factual (Fair Isle: Living on the Edge), Glasgow 1967: The Lisbon Lions for Single Documentary, The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl in the Specialist Factual category.

Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “It has been a superb evening and this year’s impressive list of winners and nominees highlight the wealth of talent we have here in Scotland’s film, television and games industries. We’re thrilled to celebrate the inspiring work that’s going on in Scotland, and the fact that so much Scottish talent is being recognised internationally in the moving industries. We offer our warmest congratulations to all our worthy winners.”

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2017 NOMINATIONS AND WINNERS (WINNERS IN BOLD):


OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FILM AND TELEVISION
ARMANDO IANNUCCI


OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO CRAFT (IN MEMORY OF ROBERT MCCANN)
DOUG ALLAN


ACTOR FILM sponsored by Audi
EWEN BREMNER T2 Trainspotting
ROBERT CARLYLE T2 Trainspotting
EWAN MCGREGOR T2 Trainspotting


ACTOR TELEVISION
MARK BONNAR Unforgotten
MARTIN COMPSTON In Plain Sight
DOUGLAS HENSHALL In Plain Sight


ACTRESS FILM sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics
KATE DICKIE Prevenge
FREYA MAVOR Modern Life Is Rubbish
DEIRDRE MULLINS The Dark Mile


ACTRESS TELEVISION
MORVEN CHRISTIE The Replacement
LAURA FRASER The Missing
JULIET STEVENSON One of Us


ANIMATION
HOME MATTERS Production Team - Playdead
LIFE CYCLES Ross Hogg
SPINDRIFT Selina Wagner, Anna Thomson, Mike Vass


CURRENT AFFAIRS
EÒRPA SPECIAL – GUANTANAMO DETAINEES Rebecca MacLennan, Maureen MacLeod, Angela MacLean, Neil MacIsaac - BBC/BBC Alba
THE INSIDERS' GUIDE TO THE MENOPAUSE Shiona McCubbin, May Miller - Maramedia/BBC Scotland
WHO CARES Elizabeth Partyka, Donald John MacDonald, Peter Steele, Rebecca Curran - STV


DIRECTOR – FACTUAL
DARREN HERCHER Sighthill
LOUISE LOCKWOOD Fair Isle: Living on the Edge
JOHN MACLAVERTY Glasgow 1967: The Lisbon Lions


DIRECTOR – FICTION sponsored by Taittinger
DANNY BOYLE T2 Trainspotting
HOPE DICKSON LEACH The Levelling
TOM VAUGHAN Victoria


ENTERTAINMENT
ALL ROUND TO MRS BROWN’S Production Team - Hungry Bear Media Limited/BocPix Limited/BBC One
THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK Production Team - BBC/CBBC
ROBOT WARS Production Team - Mentorn Scotland/BBC Two


FEATURES & FACTUAL SERIES
THE COUNCIL Elspeth O'Hare, Jennifer Gilroy, Stephen Bennett - IWC Media/BBC One
FAIR ISLE: LIVING ON THE EDGE Louise Lockwood, Jo Roe, Stewart Houston, Jonathan Seal - BBC/BBC One
PRISON: FIRST AND LAST 24 HOURS Michael McAvoy, Louise Say, David Marshall - STV Productions/Sky 1


FEATURE FILM
ACCIDENTAL ANARCHIST John Archer, Clara Glynn, Berny McGurk - Hopscotch Films
DONKEYOTE Chico Pereira, Sonja Henrici, Julian Schwanitz - SDI Productions
T2 TRAINSPOTTING Danny Boyle, John Hodge, Andrew Macdonald, Christian Colson - DNA Films/Decibel Films/Cloud Eight Films


GAME
[email protected] Production Team - Stormcloud Games
RED'S KINGDOM Production Team - Cobra Mobile Limited
STORIES UNTOLD Jon McKellan, Omar Khan, Graeme McKellan, Geoff Angus - No Code


SHORT FILM
1745 Morayo Akandé, Gordon Napier, John McKay - Scottish Film Talent Network
THE INESCAPABLE ARRIVAL OF LAZLO PETUSHKI Sven Werner, David Brown - Scottish Film Talent Network
PLASTIC MAN Yulia Kovanova, Tracey Fearnehough, Ian Dodds, Anthea Harvey


SINGLE DOCUMENTARY
BILLY CONNOLLY: PORTRAIT OF A LIFETIME Pauline Law, Liam McArdle, Mandy Weller, Billy Connolly - BBC/BBC Scotland
GLASGOW 1967: THE LISBON LIONS John MacLaverty, Alex Gale, Hazel Irvine, David Martin - IMG Productions Scotland/BBC Scotland
SIGHTHILL Darren Hercher - Darren Hercher Films/BBC Scotland


SPECIALIST FACTUAL sponsored by Deloitte
FRANCIS BACON: A BRUSH WITH VIOLENCE Richard Curson Smith, Franny Moyle, Lucy Evans, Andrew Quigley -  IWC Media/BBC Two
THE MARVELLOUS WORLD OF ROALD DAHL Pauline Law, Andrew Thompson, Jonathan Seal - BBC/BBC Two
SCOTLAND AND THE KLAN Production Team - Matchlight/BBC Scotland


TELEVISION SCRIPTED
IN PLAIN SIGHT Simon Heath, Gillian McNeill, Nick Stevens, John Strickland - World Productions/ Finlaggan Films/ITV
THE REPLACEMENT Joe Ahearne, Nicole Cauverien, Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie - Left Bank Pictures/BBC One
TWO DOORS DOWN Catherine Gosling Fuller, Sasha Ransome, Simon Carlyle, Gregor Sharp - BBC/BBC Two


WRITER FILM/TELEVISION sponsored by Creative Scotland
JOE AHEARNE The Replacement
SIMON CARLYLE, GREGOR SHARP Two Doors Down
HOPE DICKSON LEACH The Levelling

About BAFTA and BAFTA Scotland

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round, international programme of learning events and initiatives that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK, Los Angeles and New York.

BAFTA Scotland has been championing the country’s film, television and game industries since 1989, celebrating and rewarding excellence through its annual British Academy Scotland Awards and BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards. BAFTA Scotland is at the core of Scotland’s screen industries, regularly engaging its members and the wider industry while reaching out to the public via a comprehensive range of screenings, educational events and masterclasses.

BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work.

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