Christine Cant and Sixteen Films are the recipients of this year’s Outstanding Contribution Awards.
Outstanding Contribution to Craft - Christine Cant
With over 35 years in the industry, Christine Cant, a renowned hair and make-up artist, will receive an award for Outstanding Contribution to Craft. Her varied career sees credits in acclaimed television shows such as Absolutely Fabulous, Father Ted, The Royle Family and Midsomer Murders. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art, Cant embarked on her first BBC training course in Glasgow before landing her first make-up job at Kick Up the Eighties, starring Miriam Margolyes and Robbie Coltrane. Her glittering career continued to go from strength to strength, as she won a BAFTA for Best Make-Up with Agatha Christie’s Poirot, in 1990, and was nominated for a second time, in 2005, for her work on Absolutely Fabulous.
I was thrilled to hear I was to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Craft award at this year’s British Academy Scotland Awards. The awards are always very special to me and to be amongst so many talented people once again is a true honour. I’m really looking forward to what is undoubtedly going to be a fantastic evening back home in Glasgow.
Outstanding Contribution to Film - Sixteen Films
The award for Outstanding Contribution to Film will be presented to Sixteen Films, the film production company formed by director Ken Loach, producer Rebecca O’Brien and writer Paul Laverty. Sixteen Films is well known for its work in supporting Scotland’s film industry, including crew, production and actors. The same team made Carla’s Song, My Name Is Joe, then, under the banner of Sixteen Films, Sweet Sixteen, The Angels’ Share and Ae Fond Kiss. All of their films have been recognised at major international film festivals, with The Wind That Shakes the Barley and I, Daniel Blake winning the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes.
Paul Laverty, from Sixteen Films, said:
This is a total treat and a wonderful recognition of collaboration – the essence of film-making. We all swim or sink together. And a double treat to think of the big Scottish family over the years. It will be an enormous pleasure so big thanks to BAFTA Scotland. I genuinely think it is a really important recognition and great counterweight to individual celebrity. Thank you all.
British Academy Scotland Awards 2016
The British Academy Scotland Awards is one of the biggest nights in Scotland’s calendar and is renowned for welcoming and honouring an impressive line-up of stars. In addition to the Outstanding Contribution awards, 18 trophies will be handed out at the glittering ceremony, including Actor Film, Actress Film, Feature Film and Game.
Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said:
We have a tremendous amount of talent in Scotland, so we feel extremely privileged to be presenting Christine Cant and Sixteen Films with our Outstanding Contribution awards. Both have excelled in their chosen fields and they’re leading the way for future generations of our television, film and broadcasting industries in Scotland. Congratulations to both worthy recipients.