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 glamourous red-carpet ceremony in 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 Karen Gillan, Brian Cox, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Rupert Everett among the fantastic list of presenters handing out the coveted awards on the night.
The award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television went to Alan Cumming, OBE, the multi award-winning performer of both stage and screen. Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon presented the award along with tributes from friends and colleagues including Whoopi Goldberg, Lisa Kudrow, Gillies Mackinnon, Julianna Margulies, Maureen Beattie and Kirsty Wark.
Cumming’s award was one of three special recognitions given on the evening, with Production Designer Pat Campbell being honoured for Outstanding Contribution to Craft (in Memory of Robert McCann). The award was presented by director Peter Kosminsky. David Hayman presented producer Paddy Higson with the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Scottish Industry with tributes from Jed Mercurio, Bill Forsyth and Michael Caton Jones.
In competitive categories, Armando Iannucci and Scotland 78: A Love Story were the nights biggest winners with both picking up two awards. Iannucci (The Death of Stalin) picked up Writer Film/Television, supported by Screen Scotland, and Director Fiction, sponsored by Champagne Taittinger. John MacLaverty (Scotland 78: A Love Story) took home Director Factual and the acclaimed documentary also picked up Single Documentary.
Nae Pasaran triumphed in the Feature Film category. Director Felipe Bustos Sierra and contributors from the emotive documentary - Bob Fulton, John Keenan and Robert Sommerville - were on hand to accept the prestigious award.
Shauna Macdonald (White Chamber) won this year’s Actress Film award with Jack Lowden (Calibre) picking up Actor Film. Chris Reilly (The Last Post) received the Actor Television award while Elaine C Smith (Two Doors Down) won in Actress Television.
Scot Squad picked up the award for Television Scripted while Violent Men: Behind Bars scooped the Features & Factual Series prize with imagine… Rupert Everett: Born to be Wilde awarded Specialist Factual, sponsored by Deloitte.
Beckett received the award for Game, with Short Film won by My Loneliness is Killing Me. Entertainment was scooped by Armchair Detectives and this year’s Animation category won by Widdershins, voiced by Brian Cox.
Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “It has been a truly incredible evening celebrating the very best of Scottish creative talent in Scotland across the film, television, and games industries. We are thrilled to celebrate the inspiring work that’s being produced in Scotland, and the fact that so much Scottish talent is being recognised internationally in the screen industries. We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to all our worth winners and nominees.”
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BRITISH ACADEMY SCOTLAND AWARDS 2018:
ACTOR FILM sponsored by Audi
TONY CURRAN Calibre
JACK LOWDEN Calibre
MARTIN MCCANN Calibre
DOUGLAS HENSHALL Shetland
CHRIS REILLY The Last Post
JONATHAN WATSON Two Doors Down
ELLA HUNT Anna and the Apocalypse
SHAUNA MACDONALD White Chamber
SIÂN PHILLIPS Voyageuse
MORVEN CHRISTIE The A Word
KIRAN SONIA SAWAR Black Mirror: Crocodile
ELAINE C SMITH Two Doors Down
SCOTTISH CUP Production Team - Once Were Farmers
SHORT CHANGED Zoë Hutber, Denisa Uherová
WIDDERSHINS Simon Biggs, Will Adams - Scottish Film Talent Network
DIRECTOR – FACTUAL
JOHN MACLAVERTY Scotland 78: A Love Story
MATT PINDER Violent Men: Behind Bars
FELIPE BUSTOS SIERRA Nae Pasaran
DIRECTOR – FICTION sponsored by Champagne Taittinger
ARMANDO IANNUCCI The Death of Stalin
COLM MCCARTHY Black Mirror: Black Museum
MATT PALMER Calibre
ARMCHAIR DETECTIVES Production Team – Tiger Aspect Productions/BBC One
LAST COMMANDERS Toby Stevens, Ryan Meloy, Louise Brown - OMG Scotland/Panda Television/CBBC
RAVEN Production Team - BBC Scotland Children’s/CBBC
ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE Naysun Alae-Carew, Nicholas Crum, John McPhail, Alan McDonald - Blazing Griffin
NAE PASARAN Felipe Bustos Sierra, Colin Monie, Peter Keith, Patrick Neil Doyle - Debasers Filums
THE PARTY'S JUST BEGINNING Karen Gillan, Mali Elfman, R. Andru Davies, Claire Mundell - Mt Hollywood Films/Synchronicity Films
FEATURES & FACTUAL SERIES
CLASS OF MUM AND DAD Production Team – Firecracker Scotland/Channel 4
THE FORCE: THE STORY OF SCOTLAND’S POLICE Sarah Howitt, Mick McAvoy, Alison Pinkney, Shiona McCubbin – STV Productions/BBC One
VIOLENT MEN: BEHIND BARS Matt Pinder, Liam McArdle, Iain Scollay, Nicole Kleeman – Firecrest Films/Channel 4
BECKETT Production Team - The Secret Experiment
COBI HOOPS 2 Production Team - Cobra Mobile
OOO: ASCENSION Kenny Creanor, Bobby Farmer, Tony McBride - Extra Mile Studios
I WAS HERE Joe Carter, Morna Pearson, Dave Gillies, Susannah Armitage - Scottish Film Talent Network
MY LONELINESS IS KILLING ME Tim Courtney, Michael Richardson, Siobhan Fahey, Stuart Condy - Scottish Film Talent Network
SLAP Simone Smith - Wild Room
BREADLINE KIDS Louise Pirie, Audrey McColligan, Iain Scollay, Nicole Kleeman - Firecrest Films/BBC One Scotland
LIFE BEHIND BARS: VISITING HOUR Production Team - Chalkboard/Channel 4
SCOTLAND 78: A LOVE STORY Production Team - IMG Productions Scotland/BBC One Scotland
SPECIALIST FACTUAL sponsored by Deloitte
THE CANCER HOSPITAL Andrew Abbott, Louise Lockwood, Iain Scollay - Firecrest Films/BBC One Scotland
IMAGINE...RUPERT EVERETT: BORN TO BE WILDE Production Team - BBC Studios, Pacific Quay Productions/BBC One
TRUST ME, I'M A DOCTOR - MENTAL HEALTH SPECIAL Production Team - BBC Studios, Science Unit/BBC Two
SCOT SQUAD Jack Docherty, Joe Hullait, Rab Christie, Iain Davidson - The Comedy Unit/BBC One Scotland
SHETLAND Production Team - Silverprint Pictures/BBC One
TRUST ME Production Team - Red Production Company/BBC One
WRITER FILM/TELEVISION supported by Screen Scotland
ARMANDO IANNUCCI The Death of Stalin
DAVID KANE Shetland
MATT PALMER Calibre
About 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. 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. www.bafta.org/scotland
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