Hat-Trick of Scottish BAFTAs for Last King of Scotland

Film director, Kevin Macdonald’s drama about Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin, last night picked up three awards at the Scottish BAFTAs, including Best Feature Film.

The Last King of Scotland also took Best Screenplay, with actor, James McAvoy, picking up his first Scottish BAFTA for his performance as Dr. Nicholas Garrigan, Amin’s fictitious Scottish physician.

Sophia Myles also received her first BAFTA Scotland award – for her performance in Hallam Foe, David Mackenzie’s adaptation of a novel by Peter Jinks.

Other winners included Rebus for SMG Productions, Sean Biggerstaff for his performance in Channel 4’s Consenting Adults and Black Watch – A Soldier’s Story, which picked up the prize for best documentary at the ceremony hosted by GMTV presenter, Lorraine Kelly.

For the second year in a row, The Lloyds TSB Scotland Audience Award for most popular television programme went to BBC1’s Still Game.

Taking place in Glasgow’s City Halls and with an audience of over 800, the award ceremony was broadcast live on the internet.

Said Alison Forsyth, director of BAFTA Scotland: “This year’s awards have been the biggest and best ever.”

The full list of winners reads:

The Television Awards

Best News and Current Affairs

Winner: Did Your Vote Count
A Newsnight Scotland Special
Directed by Jacqui Smith
Produced by Jacqui Smith and Craig Williams
BBC Scotland

Nominated: The Kriss Donald Murder
Frontline Scotland
Directed and Produced by Andrew Carter
BBC Scotland

Nominated: Scotland Today: Election Special
Directed by John Mason
Produced by Howard Simpson

Best Documentary

Winner: Black Watch – A Soldier’s Story
Directed and produced by Iain Scollay
BBC Scotland for BBC 2

Nominated: Life’s Too Short
Directed by David Peat
Produced by Beatrix Alexander
Tern Television/ BBC Scotland

Nominated: Stephen Fry: HIV and Me
Directed and produced by Ross Wilson
BBC Scotland for BBC 2

Best Factual Entertainment

Winner: Mountain
Directed by Rupert Smith
Produced by Ian MacMillan
IWC Media/ BBC 1

Nominated: Great British Journeys
Directed and produced by Michael Waterhouse
Tern Television/