BAFTA in Scotland has today announced the winners of the British Academy Scotland Awards 2013 at a glamorous red carpet ceremony in Glasgow.
Glasgow, 17 November: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scotland has today announced the winners of the British Academy Scotland Awards 2013 at a glamorous red carpet ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland.
Celebrating the very best in film, television and games over the last year, a stellar line-up of presenters including Brian Cox (Rushmore, X-Men United and Troy), Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting and Boardwalk Empire) and Greg McHugh (Gary: Tank Commander and Fresh Meat) joined host Edith Bowman at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
The 500 guests were treated to a special speech from Richard Wilson, who was awarded for his Outstanding Contribution to Television and Film, while crime writer William McIlvanney presented an award to Kirsty Wark for her Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting. This year’s Outstanding Contribution to Craft award went to visual effects supervisor, Steven Begg, in recognition of his 27 years in the industry and world class work on the recent Bond films. There was also a Special Award for Achievement in 2013 for Rockstar North in recognition of Grand Theft Auto V’s overwhelming global success.
George MacKay fought off stiff competition to collect the coveted award for Actor/Actress Film after his critically acclaimed performance in For Those in Peril, the debut film from young Scottish director Paul Wright, which also picked up the Feature Film award. The Fear star Peter Mullan picked up the Actor/Actress Television award, presented by broadcaster Muriel Gray.
Other stars of the night included cult comedian Brian Limond, who collected Comedy/Entertainment Programme for Limmy’s Show and Robert Jones who walked away with the Writer award for his gripping thriller, Murder, which also triumphed in the Television Drama category.
The Director award went to Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon who co-directed the emotionally charged I Am Breathing, depicting the final months of MND sufferer Neil Platt.
BBC Scotland’s controversial documentary Sins of Our Fathers picked up the award for Current Affairs, whilst Operation Iceberg won the Factual Series award.
Other winners on the night included: Hart’s Desire for Animation; Comic Relief Does Glee Club Live Final for Children’s Programme; Fire in the Night for Single Documentary; Bank of Dave – Fighting the Fat Cats for Features/Factual Entertainment and Coolson’s Artisanal Chocolate Alphabet for Game.
Edith Bowman said: “Once again it was great to host to host the British Academy Scotland Awards and it is an absolute honour to help celebrate the very best Scottish talent in the film, television, games and animation industries. The talent here tonight is just incredible and to be amongst them is just brilliant.”
Alan de Pellette, Acting Director BAFTA Scotland, said: “The quality and range in this year’s British Academy Scotland Awards reflects the sheer breadth of content being created in Scotland across film, television and games. The work celebrated is inspiring to all of us working in the screen industries and it’s great to see so much talent being recognised tonight. Congratulations to all of our very worthy winners.”
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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.
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