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British Academy Scotland Awards: Highlights in 2009

23 November 2009

Watch the ceremony and find out what happened at the BAFTA Scotland Awards in 2009

The stars were out in force last night at the BAFTA Scotland Awards in 2009, held at Glasgow Science Centre on the banks of the River Clyde.

In The Loop, directed and written by Scot Armando Iannucci and starring Scottish actor Peter Capaldi won a hat trick of awards, with wins in Writing in Film or Televison, Directing in Film or Television and Acting Performance in Film. Armando Iannucci was delighted he'd left the sunnier (and considerably warmer) climes of the Seville Film Festival to be present for the night to receive all three awards .

Robert Carlyle (The Unloved) won out over Bill Paterson (Spanish Flu - the Forgotten Fallen) and David Tennant (Dr.Who) in the fiercly competitive Acting Performance in TV (Male) category and Daniela Nardini triumphed over Lindsay Duncan (Margaret) and Stella Gonet (Holby City) in the Acting Performance in TV (Female) category.

Other television winners on the night included Rab C Nesbitt Christmas Special, acclaimed drama New Town and, in the field of factual programming, Sighthill Stories scooped the Factual Programme award and Terry Pratchett: Living with Alzheimer's triumphed in the Factual Series category.

Crying With Laughter took home the Feature Film award, seeing off competiton from Richard Jobson’s ‘New Town Killers’ and the documentary film Kurdi.

It was a fantastic night showcasing the breadth and quality of Scottish talent in the moving image industries...

This year, for the first time, there were three distinct digital media awards – sponsored by Scottish Enterprise. This recognises the increasing contribution played by Scotland’s games, web and interactive markets to the nation’s moving image industries.

Dundee-based Proper Games beat Championship Manager 2010 Express and Low Grav Racer to the Game award, mechanical automata Cybraphon claimed the Interactive award and blipfoto scooped the Web award.

The BAFTA Scotland Awards were once again streamed live online, giving people outside of Scotland and indeed the UK the opportunity to celebrate the best of Scottish TV, Film and Video Games.

Helen Anderson, Director of BAFTA in Scotland said: "It was a fantastic night showcasing the breadth and quality of Scottish talent in the moving image industries. Our new Awards venue at the Glasgow Science Centre made us feel very much at home and we were delighted to welcome so many stars and industry colleagues from across Scotland, the UK and beyond to our celebration."

*See the full list of winners