Today: June 16, 2024

BAFTA Scotland Win For Robert Carlyle

Robert Carlyle’s Directorial debut The Legend Of Barney Thomson scooped two awards at last night’s BAFTA Scotland Awards Ceremony, including the much coveted Feature Film Award, as well as Film Actress for Emma Thompson, who wowed critics, in her transformative role as 77-year-old foul-mouthed pensioner, Cemolina.

Hosted by Edith Bowman, at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel, the awards celebrated the very best in Scottish Film, Television and Games produced over the last year. The Legend Of Barney Thomson proved to be one of the biggest winners of the evening, winning two of the four categories, in which it was nominated for.

The Legend Of Barney Thomson beat stiff competition from 16 Years Till Summer as well as What We Did On Our Holiday to land Best Feature Film. Likewise Emma Thompson, battled against Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) and Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In) to take the prize of Film Actress.

The critically acclaimed, delightfully dark comedy, The Legend Of Barney Thomson is also released  on16th November, on DVD & On Demand.

Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email: writerpaula@icloud.com

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