James McAvoy Takes Best Actor Crown at BAFTA Scotland Awards
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.
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.
"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
All Over the Place Australia
The Dog Ate My Homework
Katie Morag - WINNER
Limmy's Show! Christmas Special!
Miller's Mountain - WINNER
Mrs Brown's Boys
Dave: Loan Ranger - WINNER
Panorama: All in a Good Cause
Jon S. Baird, Filth
David Mackenzie, Starred Up - WINNER
Dexter Fletcher, Sunshine on Leith
Britain's Whale Hunters: The Untold Story - WINNER
Clydebuilt: Ships That Built the Commonwealth
The Story of Women and Art
Starred Up - WINNER
Sunshine on Leith
FEATURES/FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Dream Me Up Scotty
I Belong to Glasgow
Location Location Location - WINNER