Media Awards: BAFTA Scotland Awards 2016

THE very best in film, television and games produced in Scotland during the last year has been celebrated by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

And among the awards, the Outstanding Contribution to Craft one went to Christine Cant, described as a “renowned hair and make-up artist with over 35 years in the industry”.

Says BAFTA Scotland: “Cant’s award was one of two special recognitions given on the evening, with Sixteen Films, the production company formed by director Ken Loach, producer Rebecca O’Brien and writer Paul Laverty, also being honoured for its Outstanding Contribution to Film.

“Veteran broadcaster, Kirsty Wark, presented Christine with her award along with video tributes from her colleagues, including Noel Fielding, Christine Blundell and Jennifer Saunders, while Martin Compston and Gary Lewis presented O’Brien and Laverty with their prestigious award, alongside video messages from Paul Brannigan, William Ruane and Cillian Murphy.”

The winners’ list reads:

Outstanding contribution to film

Winner: Sixteen Films Paul Laverty, Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien

Outstanding contribution to craft award

Winner: Christine Cant

Actor film

Winner: Peter Mullan Hector

Brian Cox The Carer

Jack Lowden Tommy’s Honour

Actor television

Winner: Douglas Henshall Shetland 

Peter Capaldi Doctor Who

Sam Heughan Outlander

Actress film

Winner: Kate Dickie Couple in a Hole

Ruth Negga Iona

Alison Peebles Where Do We Go from Here?

Actress television

Winner: Caitriona Balfe Outlander

Ashley Jensen Catastrophe 

Annie Wallace Hollyoaks 


Winner: No Place like Home Cat Bruce, Neil Jack – KoLik

American Dream Kevin McCrae, Jonny Harris, Lewis Bolton – Playdead

The Testament of Gideon Mack Simon Biggs, Will Adams, Innes Smith, Rory Lowe – Once Were Farmers

Children’s programme

Winner: All Over the Workplace production team – BBC Scotland/CBBC 

Down on the Farm production team – BBC Scotland/CBeebies

Lifebabble production team – BBC Scotland/CBBC


Winner: Mrs Brown’s Boys: Christmas Special 2015 Brendan O’Carroll, Stephen McCrum, Ben Kellett, Martin Delany – BBC Studios, BOC PIX and RTE/BBC One

Scot Squad production team – The Comedy Unit/BBC Scotland

Two Doors Down Simon Carlyle, Gregor Sharp, Catherine Gosling Fuller, Simon Hynd – BBC Studios/BBC Two

Current affairs

Winner: BBC Scotland Investigates: Britain’s Puppy Dealers Exposes Liam McDougall, Samantha Poling, Sandeep Gill – BBC Scotland 

BBC Scotland Investigates: Rugby and the Brain – Tackling the Truth Stephen Magee, John Beattie, Marion MacNeil – BBC Scotland 

Eorpa Angela MacLean, Nina Torrance, Margaret-Jane Mason, Rebecca MacLennan – BBC Scotland/BBC ALBA

Director film/television

Winner: Douglas Mackinnon Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Michael Keillor Line of Duty

Jan Matthys Shetland

Factual series

Winner: This Farming Life production team – BBC Studios/BBC Two

Into the Wild with Gordon Buchanan production team – Hello Halo/BBC Two

Scotland’s Home Movies: Memories on Film production team – BBC Studios/BBC Scotland

Feature film

Winner: Tommy’s Honour Jason Connery, Keith Bank, Bob Last, Jim Kreutzer – Gutta Percha Productions, SellOutPictures

Moon Dogs Kathy Speirs, Suzanne Reid, Dominic Wright, Jaqueline Kerrin – Up Helly Aa, Ripple World Pictures

Sunset Song Terence Davies, Sol Papadopoulos, Roy Boulter, Bob Last – Hurricane Films

Features/factual entertainment

Winner: Supershoppers production team – Firecrest Films/Channel 4FEATURES/FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Antiques Road Trip Chris Greenwood, Matt Jackson, Andrew Robertson, Kirsten Highet  – STV Productions/BBC Two

Gary: Tank Commander, Election Special Greg McHugh, Chris Grady, Simon Hynd, Steve Canny – BBC Studios/BBC Scotland


Winner: Glitchspace production team – Space Budgie

Binaries Anthony Gowland, Will Morton – Ant Workshop

Killbox Malath Abbas, Tom DeMajo, Albert Elwin, Joseph DeLappe – Biome Collective

Short film

Winner: Isabella Ross Hogg, Duncan Cowles

Swan Lindsay Brown, Anne Milne

Take your Partners Siri Rodnes, Stuart Condy, Sara Forbes 

Single documentary

Winner: Dunblane: Our Story Michael McAvoy, Stephen Bennett, Stephen McGinty – STV Productions, Berriff McGinty Films /BBC One

The Islands and the Whales Mike Day – Intrepid Cinema

Seven Songs for a Long Life Amy Hardie, Sonja Henrici – SDI Productions/BBC Scotland

Specialist factual

Winner: Imagine… Richard Flanagan: Life After Death Jack Cocker, Alan Yentob, Tanya Hudson, David Arthur – BBC Studios/BBC One

Ted Hughes: Stronger than Death Richard Curson Smith, Ross Wilson, Liz Hartford, Lucy Evans – Matchlight/BBC Two

The Truth about Dementia Jane Aldous, Dan Child, Sharon Adam, Mairead Maclean – BBC Studios/BBC Two

Television drama

Winner: Shetland production team – ITV Studios/BBC One

Not Safe for Work DC Moore, Andy Baker, Kieron Hawkes, Jemma Rodgers – Clerkenwell Films/Channel 4

Outlander production team – Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Co., Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television/Amazon Prime Instant Video

Writer film/television

Winner: DC Moore Not Safe for Work

Gaby Chiappe Shetland

Jonathan Wilson and Ciara Conway River City