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Up There, Angels’ Share win Scottish Baftas

Afterlife comedy Up There and Ken Loach’s The Angels’ Share both claimed a brace of awards at the Scottish Baftas.

Up There, which centres on a man who welcomes the recently deceased into the afterlife, won Best Feature Film at the ceremony in Glasgow last night.

Zam Salim won Best Director for his work on the feature, produced by Wilder Films, BBC Films & Eyeline Entertainment.

“It’s fantastic to be recognised by Bafta at this stage in my career… It’s even better to get these awards on my home turf and is a great boost to the cast and crew who worked on the film,” said Salim, who was named as one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow in 2007.

The film was awarded the Best Independent Film award earlier this year at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

The Angels’ Share, in which a group of friends on community service conspire to steal an expensive bottle of whisky, picked up the film actor and writer awards for Paul Brannigan and Paul Laverty respectively.

Actor and comedian Billy Connolly recorded a special video message after being honoured for his outstanding contribution to film and television.

Glasgow-born Trish Biggar, who worked on the costume design for the Star Wars prequels, was given the outstanding contribution to craft award.

Chris Young, producer of The Inbetweeners Movie, was named in the Special Achievement category.

The awards, hosted by Edith Bowman, also recognised top Scottish TV talent.

Winners List

COMEDY/ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

MRS BROWN’S BOYS
Directed by Ben Kellett
Produced by Stephen McCrum and Martin Delany
BocPix in association with BBC Scotland

GAME

BAD HOTEL
Lucky Frame

CURRENT AFFAIRS

RANGERS – THE MEN WHO SOLD THE JERSEYS
Directed and Produced by Murdoch Rodgers
BBC Scotland

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY 

AFTERLIFE: THE STRANGE SCIENCE OF DECAY

Directed and Produced by Fred Hepburn
BBC Scotland for BBC Four

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT 2012– Chris Young (Producer) THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE

FACTUAL SERIES

AFGHANISTAN: THE GREAT GAME, A PERSONAL VIEW BY RORY STEWART
Directed by Iain Scollay and Olly Lambert
Produced by Iain Scollay and Ross Wilson
Matchlight for BBC Scotland

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMNET 2012– Callum Macrae (Director) SRI LANKA’S KILLING FIELDS

FEATURES/FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT 

ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP
Directed and Produced by Duncan Barnes & Oli Sloane
Executive Producer Wendy Rattray
Series Producer Paul Tucker
STV Productions for BBC 

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT 2012– Paul Mcguigan (Director) SHERLOCK

ACTOR/ACTRESS - TELEVISION

GREGOR FISHER
Rab C Nesbitt
Comedy Unit for BBC Scotland

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BROADCASTING – Stuart Cosgrove

WRITER

PAUL LAVERTY 
The Angels’ Share
Sixteen Films & Entertainment One

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION FOR CRAFT (In Memory of Robert McCann) – Trisha Biggar 

DIRECTOR

ZAM SALIM 
Up There
Wilder Films, BBC Films & Eyeline Entertainment

ACTOR/ACTRESS FILM

PAUL BRANNIGAN 
The Angels’ Share
Sixteen Films & Entertainment One

ANIMATION

THE MAKING OF LONGBIRD
Directed by Will Anderson
Produced by Donald Holwill
Edinburgh College of Art (eca)

FEATURE FILM

UP THERE
Directed by Zam Salim 
Produced by Annalise Davis
Wilder Films, BBC Films & Eyeline Entertainment

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO TELEVISION AND FILM – Billy Connolly CBE

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