James McAvoy Takes Best Actor Crown at BAFTA Scotland Awards

'Filth'

David Tennant was another winner at the annual event

BAFTA Scotland's annual awards ceremony on Sunday saw James McAvoy take home the best actor gong for his turn as a corrupt, drug-taking and alcoholic cop in Filth, adapted from Irvine Welsh’s novel.

The best actress award went to relative newcomer Sophie Kennedy Clark for her performance in Philomena, in which she played the younger version of Judi Dench's titular character.

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Broadchurch star David Tennant won the TV actor award for BBC drama The Escape Artist, while Shirley Henderson, also one of McAvoy’s co-stars in Filth, scooped the TV actress title for Channel 4’s Southcliffe.

J.J. Abrams gave a video message in which he praised first assistant director Tommy Gormley, who was given an outstanding contribution award.

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"I’d like to say three things. One, Bafta Scotland rules. Two, Scotland rules. And three, Tommy Gormley rules," Abrams said of Gormley, who was recently working on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. "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."
 

Here is the complete list of nominees and winners:

BEST ACTOR, FILM

James McAvoy, Filth - WINNER

Peter Mullan, Sunshine on Leith

Jack O'Connell, Starred Up

 

BEST ACTOR, TELEVISION

Mark Bonnar, Line of Duty

Douglas Henshall, Shetland

David Tennant, The Escape Artist - WINNER

 

BEST ACTRESS, FILM

Jane Horrocks, Sunshine on Leith

Sophie Kennedy Clark, Philomena - WINNER

Freya Mavor, Sunshine on Leith

 

BEST ACTRESS, TELEVISION

Laurie Brett, Waterloo Road

Shirley Henderson, Southcliffe - WINNER

Sharon Rooney, My Mad Fat Diary

 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

All Over the Place Australia

The Dog Ate My Homework

Katie Morag - WINNER

 

COMEDY/ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

Limmy's Show! Christmas Special!

Miller's Mountain - WINNER

Mrs Brown's Boys

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Blethering Referendum

Dave: Loan Ranger - WINNER

Panorama: All in a Good Cause

 

DIRECTOR, FILM/TELEVISION

Jon S. Baird, Filth

David Mackenzie, Starred Up - WINNER

Dexter Fletcher, Sunshine on Leith

 

FACTUAL SERIES

Britain's Whale Hunters: The Untold Story - WINNER

Clydebuilt: Ships That Built the Commonwealth

The Story of Women and Art

 

FEATURE FILM

Filth

Starred Up - WINNER

Sunshine on Leith

 

FEATURES/FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

Dream Me Up Scotty

I Belong to Glasgow

Location Location Location - WINNER

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