Emma Thompson Nabs BAFTA Scotland Best Actress Award

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Emma Thompson

The Oscar winner was honored for her role in Robert Carlyle's 'The Legend of Barney Thomson,' which also won best film.

While it was the period dramas Sense and Sensibility and Howards End that helped Emma Thompson scoop her biggest haul of Oscars, BAFTAs and Golden Globes, an altogether different performance saw the actress add the first Scottish BAFTA gong to her collection.

Thompson's portrayal of a foul-mouthed, chain-smoking former prostitute in The Legend of Barney Thomson earned her the best film actress award at the annual event, held Sunday night in Glasgow. The comedy-thriller, the directorial debut of Robert Carlyle, also picked up the best film award.

Elsewhere that night, David Elliot won the best film actor award for the British war film Kajaki: The True Story, while Ken Stott was award best television actor for his part in acclaimed BBC/Starz series The Missing. Sharon Rooney picked up the best television actress award for My Mad Fat Diary.

The main BAFTA awards will be held Feb. 14, 2016, in London.