29 October 12
We're very pleased to announce that Billy Connolly will receive a BAFTA in Scotland Outstanding Contribution to Television and Film Award at a special 'A Life In Pictures' event in Glasgow on 10 December 2012.
In recognition of Billy Connolly's enormous achievements as one of Scotland’s most successful talents, we will be honoring him with the Outstanding Contribution to Television and Film Award this year. He is a true master of his craft and continues to be a massive inspiration to a whole new generation of Scottish talent.
The Award is made as part of our annual British Academy Scotland Awards which will take place on Sunday 18 November. As Billy is unfortunately unable to attend the event, the Award will be presented to him at a special public event, BAFTA A Life in Pictures sponsored by Deutsche Bank . The event will take place in Glasgow on 10 December 2012 and tickets will be on sale via the BAFTA website soon.
I’m really pleased and proud to receive this trophy from BAFTA in Scotland, because I know you probably think we luvvies get shiny prizes all the time. But actually, sometimes we don’t.
On hearing news of the Award, Connolly commented; “I’m really pleased and proud to receive this trophy from BAFTA in Scotland, because I know you probably think we luvvies get shiny prizes all the time. But actually, sometimes we don’t. I’m really sorry I can’t be there because I’m in San Francisco doing some prior engagements, but in December I will be in Glasgow, where my heart is all the time, doing a BAFTA Life in Pictures event highlighting my film and television work from over the years, which might be quite groovy. I don’t know where it’s gonna be yet but just keep your eyes and ears open. Hope to see you there, we’ll have a good laugh.”