Scottish Baftas 2020: full list of winners at the Scotland film and TV awards - from Outlander to Sex Education
The Bafta Scotland Awards showcase the very best that the country has to deliver in the worlds of film, television and video games
This year's BAFTA Scotland Awards have taken place, honouring the brightest and best performers and production staff in Scottish film, television and video games.
Perennial Scottish favourite Outlander picked up the inaugural audience award, but who else won big on the night?
Here is everything you need to know about it.
How was the ceremony different this year?
The ceremony was presented digitally by host Edith Bowman on the evening of 8 December, from a socially-distanced, closed-studio alongside actor and comedian Sanjeev Kohli and other guest presenters.
Ahead of the show, host Bowman described the event as one of her favourites of the year, adding that this year's ceremony would be no exception, “although we have to do things very differently.
“In fact, in what has been a hugely challenging year for the industry, the awards this year feel more special than ever.”
Who won in the main awards?
Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwar and actress Glenda Jackson were among those honoured.
Gatwar picked up the best actor gong for his role as Eric in the hit Netflix TV show, while Jackson was honoured as best actress for her role as Maud in Elizabeth Is Missing, an elderly woman living with dementia who struggles to piece together a double mystery.
“Thank you so much for this award – it means the world to me to receive this award and be recognised in Scotland, my body home.” said Gatwar. “It means the world to play Eric and be part of of a show that’s so empowering and inclusive.”
Jackson said she was interested in the role as conditions such as Alzheimer’s was something she had been “banging on about for quite some time”.
The actress added: “Let’s hope these particular illnesses are going to go higher up the political stepladder so we can tackle it in a comprehensive and national way.”
Who else won?
Outlander picked up the audience award – a brand new category, and the only award voted for by the public – while Guilt received the best TV scripted gong, a series which director Robert KcKillop was also honoured for.
Betty was honoured in the short film and animation category, Scots Squad: The Chief’s Election Interviews won best entertainment and the War Next Door: Scotland and the Troubles received a gong for news and current affairs.
The best factual director award went to Matt Pinder for his work in Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming, which also picked up best factual series, while the best fiction director gong went to Robert McKillop.
Paul Laverty was awarded in the writer category award for Sorry We Missed You, while Phyllis Ironside was honoured for Outstanding Contribution to Craft.
Other awards went to Astronauts for gaming, Being Gail Porter for best documentary, Greg Davies: Looking For Kes in the specialist factual category, as well as A Country Life For Half The Price in features.
The winners in full:
|Actor Television||NCUTI GATWA (Sex Education)|
|Actress Television|| |
GLENDA JACKSON (Elizabeth is Missing)
|Director – Factual||MATT PINDER (Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming)|
|Director – Fiction|| |
ROBERT MCKILLOP (Guilt)
|Entertainment||SCOT SQUAD: THE CHIEF’S ELECTION INTERVIEWS|
|Factual Series||MURDER TRIAL: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MARGARET FLEMING|
|Features||A COUNTRY LIFE FOR HALF THE PRICE|
|News & Current Affairs||THE WAR NEXT DOOR: SCOTLAND AND THE TROUBLES|
|Short Film & Animation||BETTY|
|Single Documentary||BEING GAIL PORTER|
|Specialist Factual||GREG DAVIES: LOOKING FOR KES|
|Writer Film/Television|| |
PAUL LAVERTY (Sorry We Missed You)
Who won the Outstanding Contribution to Film & Television award?
Entertainer Stanley Baxter received the Outstanding Contribution to Film & Television gong.
The 94-year-old actor and comedian has had a decades-long career in showbiz, and built a fanbase including fellow comedians such as Sir Billy Connolly through his comic impressions including the Queen and the Pope.
He is also know for his Parliamo Glasgow sketches sending up his native city.
Starting out as a child actor in the Scottish edition of BBC’s Children’s Hour, Baxter’s major TV break came with the satirical BBC show On The Bright Side in 1959, for which he was awarded a Bafta for light entertainment performance.
The Stanley Baxter Show, which aired on the BBC between 1963 and 1971, cemented his reputation and catapulted him to stardom.
Baxter was also a popular figure on the Scottish pantomime circuit before he largely retired from stage and screen in 1991.
How can I watch the ceremony?
The ceremony was ive-streamed from on Bafta’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
A highlights show was also screened on BBC Scotland following the event, and is still available to catch up on through BBC iPlayer.