A star studded red carpet at the British Academy Scotland Awards 2018

Shauna MacDonald on the red carpet at Radisson Blue in Glasgow (BAFTA/Carlo Paloni)

WINNERS of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland were announced last night at a star-studded red-carpet ceremony in Glasgow. 

The event, now in its 32nd year, was hosted at the Radisson Blue Hotel by radio personality Edith Bowman and celebrated the very best in film, television and games produced over the last year in Scotland.

Rupert Everett, Karen Gillan, Brian Cox, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon were among the list of presenters to hand out coveted awards on the night.

The night’s biggest winners were writer and director Armando Iannucci and director John MacLaverty both winning two awards.

Armando Iannucci won two awards for his film The Death Of Stalin including best Writer Film/Television, and Director Fiction. 

John MacLaverty also took home two awards including Director Factual and for his work on Scotland’s 1978 World Cup campaign, Scotland 78: A Love Story, which won best documentary.

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The award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television went to Alan Cumming, OBE, the multi award-winning performer of both stage and screen. Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon presented the award along with tributes from friends and colleagues including Whoopi Goldberg, Lisa Kudrow, Gillies Mackinnon, Julianna Margulies, Maureen Beattie and Kirsty Wark.

Shauna McDonald (White Chamber) won this year’s Actress Film award with Jack Lowden (Calibre) picking up Actor Film.

Chris Reilly (The Last Post) received the Actor Television award while Elaine C Smith (Two Doors Down) won in Actress Television.

Scot Squad picked up the award for Television Scripted while Violent Men: Behind Bars scooped the Features & Factual Series prize with imagine…

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Beckett received the award for Game, with Short Film won by My Loneliness is Killing Me. Entertainment was scooped by Armchair Detectives and this year’s Animation category won by Widdershins, voiced by Brian Cox.

Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “It has been a truly incredible evening celebrating the very best of Scottish creative talent in Scotland across the film, television, and games industries.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the inspiring work that’s being produced in Scotland, and the fact that so much Scottish talent is being recognised internationally in the screen industries. We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to all our worth winners and nominees.”

Read the full list of award winners and nominees here.