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Scottish Baftas: Angels' Share, Gregor Fisher and BBC honoured

Paul Brannigan
Image caption Paul Brannigan won the best film actor award for his role in The Angels' Share

Feature film The Angels' Share, actor Gregor Fisher and BBC Scotland's investigations unit have all been honoured at the Scottish Baftas.

The showbiz awards were held in Glasgow, hosted by DJ Edith Bowman.

The Angels' Share picked up the film actor and writer awards, for Paul Brannigan and Paul Laverty.

Gregor Fisher won best TV actor for Rab C Nesbitt, while BBC Scotland won the current affairs award for Rangers - The Men Who Sold The Jerseys.

That investigation looked at what went on behind the scenes at the financially-stricken Glasgow football club.

Brannigan was named best actor for his role in the Ken Loach movie about a group of friends on community service taking a trip to a whisky distillery. Scenes were filmed at Balblair Distillery in Edderton, near Tain, in Ross-shire.

He secured the role after speaking to writer Laverty about his time in a young offenders institution, his battle with addiction and community work with Strathclyde Police.

Zam Salim picked up two awards on the night for his debut feature film Up There, in the best director and best feature film categories.

Mrs Brown's Boys won best comedy/entertainment programme, while phone app Bad Hotel was voted best game.

Image caption The stars of the The Angels' Share were among those who turned out for the awards ceremony

The 500 guests also saw a special video message from Billy Connolly, who was honoured for his outstanding contribution to film and television.

Brian Cox, who announced the award for Connolly, said on the red carpet before the event: "It's a recognition of really quite a prominent industry that's been going on for some time here.

"It shows what we do and what we do is pretty good really."

Presenter Edith Bowman said: "It's really important to celebrate the wealth and breadth of the talent that comes out of Scotland, whether it be it in film, TV or gaming.

"And also recognising the people behind the camera who go into making fantastic documentaries or sitcoms."

Jude MacLaverty, director of Bafta in Scotland, said: "The British Academy Scotland Awards reflect the sheer breadth of content being generated in Scotland, across film, TV, games and animation, and it's great to see so much talent celebrated tonight. Congratulations to all of our very worthy winners."

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