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James McAvoy wins Scottish Bafta film actor award

  • 16 November 2014
  • From the section Scotland
James McAvoy
Image caption James McAvoy was nominated for his role in Filth

Hollywood star James McAvoy has beaten stiff competition from Peter Mullan and Jack O'Connell to win the coveted Actor Film award at Scotland's annual Bafta ceremony.

McAvoy won the award for his portrayal of a corrupt policeman in Filth.

Sophie Kennedy Clark won the Actress Film trophy for her performance in Philomena.

Other winners included David Tennant, who took the Actor Television category for his role in The Escape Artist.

Another big winner on the night was Shirley Henderson, who collected the Actress Television award for her role as a grieving mother in Channel 4's Southcliffe.

The winners of the British Academy Scotland Awards 2014 were unveiled at a red carpet ceremony at Glasgow's Radisson Blu Hotel.

During the event, Lorraine Kelly received a special award honouring her 30-year television career.

Image caption Kelly's television career has spanned 30 years

Dundee-based Kelly anchors ITV's morning show Lorraine, which began as Lorraine Live on GMTV in 1994.

An outstanding contribution awards also went to Tommy Gormley, a Hollywood first assistant director whose credits include the much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.

He was praised in an emotional video message from Hollywood Director JJ Abrams who said: "I'd like to say three things. One: Bafta Scotland rules. Two: Scotland rules. And three: Tommy Gormley rules.

"Tommy Gormley is not just the most incredible first AD I've ever seen but is one of the greatest people I've ever met."

Starred Up

One of the night's biggest winners was Starred Up, which collected three of the four categories in which it was nominated.

The hard-hitting prison drama finished ahead of Filth and Sunshine on Leith to win the Feature Film award.

For his work on the film, David Mackenzie took home the Director Film/Television award, while Jonathan Asser picked up the Writer Film/Television trophy.

Will Anderson's Monkey Love Experiments triumphed in the Animation category.

Edinburgh-based video game studio Rockstar Games, accepted the Game award for Grand Theft Auto V, the latest instalment in the best-selling game franchise.

Bafta nominations (winners in bold):

ACTOR FILM

JAMES MCAVOY Filth

PETER MULLAN Sunshine on Leith

JACK O'CONNELL Starred Up


ACTOR TELEVISION

MARK BONNAR Line of Duty

DOUGLAS HENSHALL Shetland

DAVID TENNANT The Escape Artist


ACTRESS FILM

JANE HORROCKS Sunshine on Leith

SOPHIE KENNEDY CLARK Philomena

FREYA MAVOR Sunshine on Leith


ACTRESS TELEVISION

LAURIE BRETT Waterloo Road

SHIRLEY HENDERSON Southcliffe

SHARON ROONEY My Mad Fat Diary


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME

ALL OVER THE PLACE AUSTRALIA

THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK

KATIE MORAG


COMEDY/ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

LIMMY'S SHOW! CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!

MILLER'S MOUNTAIN

MRS BROWN'S BOYS


CURRENT AFFAIRS

BLETHERING REFERENDUM

DAVE: LOAN RANGER

PANORAMA: ALL IN A GOOD CAUSE


DIRECTOR FILM/TELEVISION

JON S BAIRD Filth

DAVID MACKENZIE Starred Up

DEXTER FLETCHER Sunshine on Leith


FACTUAL SERIES

BRITAIN'S WHALE HUNTERS: THE UNTOLD STORY

CLYDEBUILT: SHIPS THAT BUILT THE COMMONWEALTH

THE STORY OF WOMEN AND ART


FEATURE FILM

FILTH

STARRED UP

SUNSHINE ON LEITH


FEATURES/FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

DREAM ME UP SCOTTY

I BELONG TO GLASGOW

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION

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