Robbie Coltrane awarded Outstanding Contribution to Film. Donkeys and NEDS both scoop two awards.
13th November 2011, Glasgow: Glasgow was ablaze with stars as the British
Academy Scotland Awards made a welcome return following a one year
The red carpet was illuminated by some of Scotland’s leading lights including
Peter Mullan, James Cosmo, Robbie Coltrane, Kaye Adams, Richard Wilson,
Ewan Bremner, Peter Capaldi, Karen Dunbar, Greg McHugh and Kirsty Young
who all turned out in celebration of Scotland’s moving image industry.
Taking place in Glasgow’s glitzy Radisson Blu, over 500 guests arrived at the
Awards which champion excellence and above all, encourage Scotland to be
seen as a beacon of creative inspiration and quality.
One of comedy’s finest breakthrough stars, Kevin Bridges hosted the ceremony,
overseeing proceeds on the night which saw Robbie Coltrane awarded with an
accolade for Outstanding Contribution to Film while NEDS and Donkeys picked
up two awards apiece.
Donkeys was crowned best Feature Film and actor James Cosmo collected the
award for Actor/Actress in Film for his role in the film which charts one man's
attempt to reunite his estranged family.
Peter Mullan collected best Director and best Writer for NEDS, a film which tells
the story of John McGill, a teenage boy growing up in 1970s Scotland.
Limmy’s Show picked up the Entertainment Programme award, presented by
Kaye Adams and John Michie, beating off stiff competition from Burnistoun and
Rab C Nesbitt.
Much debated documentary, The Scheme picked up an award for Factual
Series with producer Michelle Friel collecting the accolade on stage. Also
collecting an award was young actress Jayd Johnson, who received the award
for Actress/Actor in TV for her role in Field of Blood.
Other winners on the night included Case Histories which was awarded best TV
drama and Quarrel from Dundee based Denki won best Game.
Special Awards presented on the evening saw Robbie Coltrane pick up
Outstanding Contribution to Film, whilst Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting
was awarded to Eileen Gallagher of Shed Productions.
The Cineworld Audience Award went to Fast Romance which was chosen by film
fans who have been voting online for their favourite Scottish movie from the past
Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland said: “We’re thrilled to see the
British Academy Scotland Awards return for such a fantastic night. The strength of
nominations in the categories demonstrates the wealth of talent we have within
“The British Academy Scotland Awards has produced some truly deserving
winners and my congratulations goes out to them and all the nominees.”
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