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Filmmakers celebrate Scottish Bafta wins

The Legend of Barney Thomson Image copyright EIFF
Image caption The Legend of Barney Thomson won best film and Emma Thompson took the best actress award

Actors Emma Thompson, Ken Stott and Sharon Rooney were among the winners at the Bafta Scotland awards in Glasgow.

The Legend of Barney Thomson, directed by Robert Carlyle, who also stars in the film, won two awards - including best film.

And Glaswegian Bill Paterson won a special award for outstanding contribution to film and television.

The 70-year-old has appeared in dozens of hit films and TV shows including The Killing Fields and Auf Wiedersehen Pet.

Paterson, who stars in the soon-to-be-released Dad's Army remake, said he was "thrilled" to receive the award.

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Image caption Bill Paterson, pictured with his wife Hildegard Bechtler, won an outstanding contribution award

Speaking on the red carpet, he said: "It's great but the added burden is that you can't pretend you don't have something ready to say, so it's swings and roundabouts.

"But I'm absolutely thrilled, it's beyond a fantastic honour because it's from the people I've worked among for decades."

When asked for his highlights in Scottish TV and film this year, Paterson joked that he was eyeing up a role in BBC Scotland police comedy Scot Squad.

"I love Scot Squad, I think it's just fantastic," he said.

"I don't often burst out laughing watching contemporary comedy in the way that I used to but this makes me do it. It's great and if there's a part in Scot Squad then I'm ready."

'Diversity of projects'

Former Taggart and Pirates Of The Caribbean actor Alex Norton said: "I think it's the most wonderful thing and richly deserved. I'm obviously consumed by jealousy but I can't think of anyone who deserves it more."

The Legend Of Barney Thomson won the feature film award and best actress in a film for Emma Thompson.

Sharon Rooney won the best TV actress award for My Mad Fat Diary, while Ken Stott took the equivalent male award for his performance in The Missing. David Elliot was named best actor in a film for Kajaki.

Jude MacLaverty, director of Bafta Scotland, said: "It has been a wonderful evening and this year's winners highlight the diversity of international and national projects choosing Scotland as a filming destination and the rich seam of Scottish talent working throughout the UK.

"We offer our warmest congratulations to all our worthy winners."


Who won the awards?

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Outstanding contribution to film and TV - Bill Paterson

Outstanding contribution to broadcasting - Dorothy Byrne

Outstanding contribution to craft award - David Balfour

Film actor - David Elliot, for "Kajaki: The True Story"

Television actor - Ken Stott for "The Missing"

Film actress - Emma Thompson for "The Legend of Barney Thomson"

Television actress - Sharon Rooney for "My Mad Fat Diary"

Animation - "Stems", Ainslie Henderson, Poppy Acroyd, Michael Hughes, Will Anderson

Children's programme - "The Dog Ate my Homework", production team, BBC Scotland/CBBC

Comedy/entertainment - "Mrs Brown's Boys", Brendan O'Carroll, Stephen McCrum, Ben Kellett, Martin Delany- BBC Scotland/BBC One

Current affairs - Low Pay Britain (Dispatches), Richard Cookson, Nicole Kleeman, Morland Sanders - Firecrest Films/Channel 4

Director film/television - Donald Coutts for "Katie Morag"

Factual series - "Being Sixteen in 2014", Natalie Moss, Jude Suggett, Andrew Lockyer, Matt Pinder- BBC Scotland/BBC Two Scotland

Feature film - "The Legend of Barney Thomson", John G. Lenic, Brian Coffey, Kaleena Kiff, Robert Carlyle - Sigma Films/Trinity Works Entertainment/Icon Film Distribution

Features/factual entertainment - "It was Alright in the 70s", production team Objective Scotland/Channel 4

Game - "Distant Star: Revenant Fleet", by Blazing Griffin

Short film - Mining Poems or Odes, Callum Rice, Jack Cocker of Scottish Documentary Institute

Single documentary - "The Bridge: Fifty Years Across the Forth", production team TVI Vision/BBC One Scotland

Television drama - "Glasgow Girls", Brian Welsh, Colin Barr, Kate Cook - Minnow Films/BBC Three

Writer film/television - Gregory Burke for '71

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