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Young Adam scores Bafta success
Young Adam
Ewan McGregor stars in Young Adam
Young Adam has swept the board at the Scottish Baftas, winning four awards including best film.

Stars Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton were named best actor and best actress at the ceremony in Glasgow, with David MacKenzie the best director.

Sergio Casci won the best screenplay award for American Cousins, which also picked up the UGC Audience Award.

The other winners at the re-launched ceremony included Shoebox Zoo, Eorpa, Frontline Scotland and Still Game.

Former BBC Scotland controller John McCormick was honoured for his contribution to Scottish broadcasting.

Sergio Casci
Sergio Casci's American Cousins won two prizes
Celebrities from film, television and the music industry turned out on Sunday night for the first of Scotland's new bigger, annual Bafta events.

They included Lord of the Rings star Billy Boyd, who said Scottish film was doing "really well" at the moment.

"The more nights we can have like this, the better, to show we can do it up here, we don't have to go up to London to do it," he said.

The awards were hosted by GMTV presenter Lorraine Kelly.

"We are so creative in Scotland and also you can rake in an awful lot of money and a lot of revenue if we are seen as a place to make films as well as where great films are made," she said.

"I think it is hugely, hugely important."

Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton won the best actress prize at the ceremony
The winners included actor Brian Cox, who was honoured for his outstanding achievement in film.

Speaking before the ceremony, the X-Men 2 star said: "We make great films but we do not know how to sell them and I think that is what is really key now.

"I think this will help but we need to have greater awareness, we need to look more towards distribution."

The night's big winner, Young Adam, is based on a cult novel by Glaswegian Alexander Trocchi.

BBC Scotland documentary series Frontline Scotland won the news and current affairs category for its Security Wars programme.

 Click here to watch Frontline Scotland's Security Wars programme

The corporation's Gaelic current affairs programme Eorpa received the language award, while Shoebox Zoo scooped best children's programme.

Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill won the entertainment prize for Still Game, while High Times was named best drama.

In the new talent section, Joseph Briffa's short film Six Hours of Daylight was named best work.

The best interactive media award went to Ham and Enos for the Weightless Animals website.



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