The 2011 Scottish Bafta awards

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The annual Bafta Scotland awards night saw some of our leading film and TV stars take part.  Celebrities who attended the event at the Radisson Blu, Glasgow included Robbie Coltrane, Karen Dunbar and Sir Terry Pratchett.

Peter Mullan received the best writer and director awards for his film Neds – the story of a teenage boy growing up in 1970s Scotland.

The annual Bafta Scotland awards night saw some of our leading film and TV stars take part.  Celebrities who attended the event at the Radisson Blu, Glasgow included Robbie Coltrane, Karen Dunbar and Sir Terry Pratchett.

Peter Mullan received the best writer and director awards for his film Neds – the story of a teenage boy growing up in 1970s Scotland.

A delighted Mullan said: “It’s lovely, I really wasn’t expecting it.  I was genuinely surprised when my name was called out.”

20-year-old actress, Jayd Johnson, received the best actor or actress Bafta award for her role in the television drama series Field of Blood – in the face of top rate competition from Peter Capaldi and Ford Kiernan.

She said: “This is crazy.  I’m really proud and honoured.  My performance would have been nothing without Ford and Peter.  I wouldn’t have won this if it wasn’t for them; they were so easy to work with and so generous.”

Veteran actor James Cosmo, known for many roles including the father of Hamish in the Hollywood epic Braveheart, received best male actor for his role in Donkeys, which also took best film.  Cosmo was in competition for the award with his co-star in Donkeys Brian Pettifer and actor Conor McCarron for Neds.

Speaking after receiving his award Cosmo said: “It means an awful lot.  It was a real labour of love for everyone involved.  It took a while to get off the ground and it was tough making it. I’ll be very proud of it.  It’s great to see films being shot in Scotland.  We produce great actors and great directors and terrific technicians and so we deserve any credit we get.”

To an enthusiastic standing ovation, Robbie Coltrane was given a special award for his outstanding contribution to film.

Robbie Coltrane said: “You start thinking you should be on a life support machine with the weans arguing over who gets the picture over the fireplace.”

Coltrane is involved in two current projects, Great Expectations and an animated feature, Brave, with fellow Scot Billy Connolly.

Coltrane said he has shed four stones through healthy eating: “I’ve not been able to get this suit on for four years so I’m quite pleased with myself.”

Controversial  documentary The Scheme, made by Friel Kean Films for BBC Scotland, won best Factual Series award.

The Terry Pratchett film Choosing to Die, directed by Charlie Russell and produced by Craig Hunter, won the best documentary award.

The best entertainment programme award went to, Brian Limond for Limmy’s Show – beating Rab C Nesbitt and Burnistoun.

Eileen Gallagher, of Shed Productions, received an award for outstanding contribution to broadcasting having produced such popular programmes as Bad Girls, Footballers’ Wives and Waterloo Road.

THE WINNERS:

Best Children’s programme: Big City Park

Current affairs: The Walking Wounded

Best Entertainment programme: Limmy’s Show

Best Single documentary: Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die

Best Factual series: The Scheme

Best Live event coverage: The Great Climb

Best Television drama: Case Histories

Best Actor/Actress – television: Jayd Johnson – Field of Blood

Outstanding contribution  to broadcasting: Eileen Gallagher (Shed Productions)

Game: Quarrel

Best Animation:  Fixing Luka

Best Short Film: I Love Luci

Outstanding contribution  for craft (in memory of  Robert McCann): David Peat

The Cineworld Audience Award for Best Scottish Film: Fast Romance

Best Writer: Peter Mullan – Neds

Best Actor/actress – film: James Cosmo – Donkeys

Best Director:  Peter Mullan – Neds

Best Feature Film: Donkeys

Outstanding contribution to film: Robbie Coltrane