British Academy Scotland Awards winners announced

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The Big Win: Billy Connolly wins Outstanding Contribution to Television and Film Award 2012.

The winners of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scotland Awards 2012 were announced at a glamorous red carpet ceremony in Glasgow on Sunday night.

A stellar line-up of presenters including Brian Cox, Joe Thomas, and Rory Bremner joined host Edith Bowman at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the city.

The 500 guests were treated to special video messages from Billy Connolly, who was awarded for his Outstanding Contribution to Film and TV, and Star Wars Director George Lucas who paid tribute to Trisha Biggar. Trisha collected the Outstanding Contribution for Craft Award for her costume design on all three Star Wars prequel films

Trisha collected the Outstanding Contribution for Craft Award for her costume design on all three Star Wars prequel films. A third Outstanding Achievement Award went to Stuart Cosgrove for his Contribution to Broadcasting.

Paul Brannigan won the accolade for Best Actor in Films for his performance in the Ken Loach movie Angels’ Share, while Rab C Nesbitt star Gregor Fisher picked up the Best Actor in TV award.

It was also a great night for STV’s Antiques Road Trip, which collected the award for Best Features/Factual Entertainment programme.

Edith Bowman said: “It was an absolute honour to host the awards tonight and to help celebrate the very best Scottish talent in film, television and video games industries.

"To be amongst such amazing talent, some of them friends, is just brilliant. What an incredible night.”

Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA in Scotland, said: “The British Academy Scotland Awards reflect the sheer breadth of content being generated in Scotland, across film, TV, games and animation, and it’s great to see so much talent celebrated tonight.

"Congratulations to all of our very worthy winners.”

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