BAFTA Scotland 2021 winners announced

The BAFTA Scotland Awards 2021 took place on on Saturday 20 November, celebrating  the very best in film, games and television produced over the last year in Scotland.

Joining Edith Bowman on the night to present the Awards was Sanjeev Kohli, alongside a number of guest presenters and nominees including Abigail Lawrie, Claire Lim; David Carlyle; Dougray Scott; Jack Docherty; Jean Johannsson; Joanna Vanderham; Kirsty Wark; Lauren Lyle; Lawrence Chaney; Malachi Kirby; Mark Stanley; Marli Siu; Ncuti Gatwa; Sara Vickers; Sharon Rooney and Tamara Lawrance; with Brian Cox; Glenda Jackson, James McArdle and Mark Bonnar joining the ceremony remotely.

It was a fantastic night for Screen Scotland supported film and television productions with Ben Sharrock's Limbo receiving four BAFTA awards including best feature film, best actor in a film for Amir El-Masry, best film writer and best fiction director. Other Screen Scotland funded production winners included David Whitney for Killing Escobar, Wild Child Animation’s The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, Matt Pinder for Murder Case and Eye of the Storm from Anthony Baxter.

Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “This year has remained an incredibly challenging one for many, and so we are delighted to have been able to recognise the achievements of the film, games and television industries that have continued to keep us informed and entertained during this time. We were also thrilled to be able to welcome back a live, specially invited audience of nominees – albeit a smaller one than usual - and we would like to thank our incredible hosts, guest presenters and wonderful partners for helping us deliver such a brilliant show tonight.

It really has been absolutely fantastic to celebrate the inspiring work that’s being produced in Scotland over the past year, and we would like to offer our warmest congratulations to all our worthy winners and nominees.”

Lawrence Chaney at BAFTA Awards 2021. Image courtesy of BAFTA Scotland.

This year BAFTA Scotland were supported by official partners and sponsors to the BAFTA Scotland Awards: Acqua Panna, BBC Scotland, Champagne Taittinger, Channel 4, Deloitte, Edit 123, Material, Screen Scotland, S.Pellegrino, STV and Villa Maria.

View all this year's winners below.

BAFTA Sscotland Awards 2021 – Winners

ACTOR FILM
AMIR EL-MASRY – Limbo

ACTRESS FILM
MARLI SIU Run

ACTOR TELEVISION
JAMES MCAVOY Together

ACTRESS TELEVISION
ABIGAIL LAWRIE Tin Star: Liverpool

DIRECTOR – FACTUAL
DAVID WHITNEY Killing Escobar

DIRECTOR - FICTION sponsored by Champagne Taittinger
BEN SHARROCK Limbo

ENTERTAINMENT
THE BRILLIANT WORLD OF TOM GATES Production Team - TG Entertainment Ltd., Wild Child Animation, Black Camel Productions/Sky Kids

FACTUAL SERIES
MURDER CASE Matt Pinder, Iain Scollay, Audrey McColligan, Paul McGinness - Firecrest Films/BBC Scotland

FEATURE FILM
LIMBO Ben Sharrock, Irune Gurtubai, Angus Lamont

FEATURES sponsored by Edit 123
ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP Joe Sharp, John Redshaw, Isobel Oram, Mark Duncan - STV Studios/BBC One

GAME
SOLAS 128 Thomas Methven, Steven McSeveney, Jamesy Downie, Sean McKenzie - Amicable Animal

NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS
JABBED! INSIDE BRITAIN'S VACCINE TRIUMPH Jamie Lochhead, David Dugan, Julian Schwanitz, Alastair Auld - Windfall Films Scotland/Channel 4

SHORT FILM & ANIMATION
HARMONIC SPECTRUM Will Hewitt, Austen McCowan NEVILLE IS DEAD Louis Paxton, Grant O'Rourke

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY
SCOTLAND, SLAVERY AND STATUES Parisa Urquhart, Mark Harrison, Anthea Harvey, Ceri Isfryn - Urquhart Media, Firecrest Films/BBC Scotland

SPECIALIST FACTUAL sponsored by Deloitte
EYE OF THE STORM Anthony Baxter, Catriona Black, Colin Brown, Richard Phinney - Montrose Pictures/BBC Scotland

TELEVISION SCRIPTED
ADAM Cora Bissett, Louise Lockwood, Frances Poet, Carolynne Sinclair Kidd - National Theatre of Scotland, Hopscotch Films/BBC Scotland

WRITER FILM/TELEVISION in partnership with Screen Scotland
BEN SHARROCK Limbo

AUDIENCE AWARD in partnership with Screen Scotland
LAWRENCE CHANEY RuPaul’s Drag Race UK


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 visit www.bafta.org/scotland.