Bafta Wins For McAvoy And Tennant

17 November 2014, 06:00 | Updated: 17 November 2014, 07:09

Actors James McAvoy and David Tennant were among the stars honoured at Scotland's Baftas.

Lorraine Kelly was another of those recognised, receiving a special award honouring her 30-year television career.

Hollywood star McAvoy won the Actor, Film award for his role in Filth while former Dr Who Tennant took the Actor, Television award for his part in The Escape Artist.

The Actress, Film award went to Sophie Kennedy Clark for her role in Philomena while Shirley Henderson won the Actress, Television category for her part in Channel 4 drama Southcliffe.

One of the night's biggest winners was prison drama Starred Up, which won three of the four categories in which it was nominated.

A host of stars strolled the red carpet ahead of the event at Glasgow's Radisson Blu Hotel last night.

Star Trek and Mission: Impossible star Simon Pegg was there to present the Outstanding Contribution to Craft award to Tommy Gormley, a Hollywood first assistant director whose credits include the much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.

He said: "I'm here to give an award out to a dear friend of mine, I love coming back to Glasgow, I've got family here, so I skipped up for the evening. I've left my Scottish family behind actually, they're all in London.''

Pegg talked about progress on Mission: Impossible Five, saying: "We're filming it as we speak, I've got to go back to work on Tuesday. They actually gave me the day off tomorrow so that I could come up and present this award tonight so thank you Mission: Impossible for that.''

X-Men star McAvoy was there with his wife Anne Marie Duff, and strolled along the red carpet posing for selfies with fans and signing autographs. Actresses Freya Mavor, Shirley Henderson and Sharon Rooney also attended.

Dundee-based Kelly anchors ITV's morning show Lorraine, which began as Lorraine Live on GMTV in 1994.

She described it as a "huge big honour'' to receive the award. She said: "I'm really delighted. It was a big surprise but it's great, it's a lovely excuse to put on a nice posh frock and have a lovely evening.''

Judy Murray, mother of tennis star Andy, attended to present the Comedy/Entertainment Programme award.

She said: "It's an opportunity to celebrate all that is good about Scottish arts and entertainment.''

The Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting award went to Alex Graham, whose production company Wall-to-Wall is behind several hit programmes including Who Do You Think You Are?

Starred Up finished ahead of Filth and Sunshine On Leith to win the Feature Film award.

For his work on the film, David Mackenzie took home the Director Film/Television award while Jonathan Asser picked up the Writer Film/ Television trophy.

Will Anderson's Monkey Love Experiments triumphed in the Animation category, the second time in three years that the film's writer, Ainslie Henderson, has been honoured by BAFTA Scotland.

Jude MacLaverty, director of BAFTA Scotland, said: "The British Academy Scotland Awards are a reflection of the massive depth of Scottish talent in film, television, animation and the gaming industry.

"The breadth of content on display here tonight is truly inspiring and we offer our warmest congratulations to all of our worthy winners.''

The award for Children's Programme went to Katie Morag, the acclaimed adaptation of the popular book series which is also nominated for three BAFTAs at next Sunday's British Academy Children's Awards in London.

Veteran Edinburgh-based video game studio and recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship, Rockstar Games, accepted the Game award for Grand Theft Auto V.

Other winners on the night included Dave: Loan Ranger for Current Affairs, Britain's Whale Hunters: The Untold Story in the Factual Series category, Getting On for Short Film, Keys To The Castle for Single Documentary and Location, Location, Location for Features/Factual Entertainment Programme.