The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland, BAFTA Scotland, announced the winners of this year’s British Academy Scotland Awards at a glamorous red carpet ceremony at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel on Sunday 15th November 2015.
Hosted by Edith Bowman, the Awards celebrated the very best in film, television and games produced over the last year in Scotland with a stellar line-up of presenters including Sophie Kennedy Clark, David Hayman and Ford Kiernan handing out the coveted awards.
The Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting award was given to Dorothy Byrne, the Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4 and award-winning editor. Byrne’s award was one of three special recognitions given on the evening, as Bill Paterson and David Balfour were also celebrated. Paterson was heralded for his Outstanding Contribution to Film & Television, and was presented his trophy by director Bill Forsyth along with video tributes by colleagues, friends and family including Juliet Stevenson, Alex Norton and Brian Cox. David Balfour was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to Craft and was presented the award by Gregory’s Girl’s John Gordon Sinclair along with a short video message from legendary director and BAFTA Fellow Martin Scorsese, with whom Balfour worked on the 3D film Hugo.
Champagne Taittinger, official Champagne Partner to the British Academy added extra sparkle to the proceedings with guests being served Taittinger Brut Réserve NV from Magnums.
The full list of awards given is available from http://www.bafta.org/scotland