BAFTA Scotland Awards Outstanding Contribution Awards announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland (BAFTA Scotland) has today announced that the creative team behind Still Game and Script Supervisor Pat Rambaut will receive awards for Outstanding Contribution at the British Academy Scotland Awards on Sunday 3 November. The ceremony will take place at Glasgow’s DoubleTree by Hilton and will be hosted by Edith Bowman.

Following on from their final farewell, writer/performers Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill and the show’s director Michael Hines will be presented with Outstanding Contribution to Television.

First appearing on television in their iconic sketch show Chewin’ the Fat, Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill’s riotous characters Jack and Victor have been delighting audiences for over twenty-two years, with the delinquent pensioners receiving their own show in 2002.

Over nine seasons and 62 episodes, Scotland’s best loved sitcom captured the hearts of the nation, with its hilarious blend of bunnets and Glasgow banter. The final show of the riotous comedy was aired earlier this year.

The show’s Director, Michael Hines said: “We couldn’t be more delighted or proud to receive this special BAFTA Scotland award. Still Game has brought us a lot of happiness over these past twenty-two years and it means so much to us to know that it’s made others happy too. It’s been an incredible, unforgettable journey and this award has helped to make it a really special end.”

Script Supervisor Pat Rambaut will be presented with Outstanding Contribution to Craft (In Memory of Robert McCann).

Pat Rambaut has worked in the film and television industry as a script supervisor since the 1970’s. Her first job was on The New Avengers with  Joanna Lumley, since then her film and television credits have included Bill Forsyth’s Local Hero, Elizabeth, Bridget Jones Diary, The House of Mirth, Michael Collins, The Magdalene Sisters, Mona Lisa and The Mission to name but a few.

Pat is committed to helping to develop the next generation of talent and has trained several top script supervisors who work in the industry today.

Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be presenting this year’s Outstanding Contribution Awards to truly exceptional recipients, each representing outstanding talent in their fields.  The creative team behind Still Game and Pat Rambaut, have created work that is not only recognised by their peers and the public, but also inspires future generations of film and television makers. We are honoured to present the awards and look forward to recognising their outstanding achievements on Sunday 3 November.”

For information on buying tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please visit the BAFTA Scotland website (www.bafta.org/scotland).

About BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.

BAFTA Scotland has been championing the country’s film, games and television industries since 1989, celebrating and rewarding excellence through its annual British Academy Scotland Awards. BAFTA Scotland is at the core of Scotland’s screen industries, regularly engaging its members and the wider industry while reaching out to the public via a comprehensive range of screenings, educational events and masterclasses, including the annual Guru Live Glasgow event, an opportunity for the public and emerging talent to be inspired by a series of masterclasses and panels with industry professionals. For more, visit www.bafta.org/scotland.

Header Image: Ford Kiernan, Michael Hines and Greg Hemphill / BBC Studios, Alan Peebles / Courtesy of BAFTA Scotland