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Winners announced: 2023 BAFTA Scotland Awards

- Aftersun is the most awarded film, receiving three trophies (Director Fiction, Writer Film/Television, Actor Film)

- Lauren Lyle received two awards for her performance in Karen Pirie (Actress Television, Audience Award)

- A strong year for debut feature films, with Aftersun, Winners, Blue Jean and My Old School are all picking up awards.

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The winners of the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2023 have been announced this evening at a special ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central in Glasgow, hosted by presenter Edith Bowman. The BAFTA Scotland Awards honour excellence and celebrate talent across Scotland’s screen industries. 

Mayflies received the award for Television Scripted, and Winners for Feature Film.  

Aftersun scooped three awards on the night. Charlotte Wells won two awards for Director Fiction and Writer Film/Television in partnership with Screen Scotland. Paul Mescal won the Actor Film category for his performance in the film. 

Lucy Halliday received the award for Actress Film for her role in Blue Jean, her first on-screen performance. In Actor Television, Lewis Gribben took home the award for his performance in Somewhere Boy

Lauren Lyle celebrated two wins for her performance in Karen Pirie, receiving the awards for Actress Television and the Audience Award for Favourite Scot on Screen. The Audience Award (in partnership with Screen Scotland) is the only category whose winner is voted for by members of the public.  

Jono McLeod won Director Factual for My Old School.  

Entertainment went to Frankie Boyle’s Farewell to the Monarchy. Features went to Designing the Hebrides

A Long Winter received the Short Film & Animation award. 

Three Mothers, Two Babies and A Scandal received the award for Factual Series. The Mysterious Mr Lagerfeld won Single Documentary. imagine…Douglas Stuart: Love, Hope and Grit won Specialist Factual.  

Sound Engineer, Stuart Wilson received the Outstanding Contribution to Craft (In Memory of Robert McCann). One of BAFTA Scotland’s highest accolades, the award was presented to him by previous recipient Tommy Gormley.  

Director Jon S Baird presented Shirley Henderson with the Outstanding Contribution to Film & Television, given in recognition of an exceptional standard of work across a long career. Further information, as previously announced, is found here

15 competitive awards in total were presented across the evening as well as two BAFTA special awards. View the full list of winners here

The ceremony was streamed live on BAFTA YouTube channel and is available to watch here. A highlights programme will be broadcast on BBC Scotland at 22.00 this evening, and will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer. 

Event supporters and partners of this year’s event are Acqua Panna, BBC Scotland, Champagne Taittinger, Channel 4, Deloitte, EE, Johnnie Walker Princes Street, Lancôme, Screen Scotland, S.Pellegrino, STV and Villa Maria. 

A selection of ‘free-to-use’ press imagery from the 2023 BAFTA Scotland Awards is available via BAFTA’s media centre here:  

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Explore the full ceremony programme here: BAFTA Scotland Awards 2023 programme by BAFTA - Issuu 

 About BAFTA

BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts - 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 more, visit BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

In Scotland, BAFTA is at the heart of the country’s screen industries. It highlights the breadth and success of the production industry, identifies and supports the next generation of talent, and brings the very best work in Scottish film, games and television to public attention globally. It does so via a comprehensive range of screenings, educational events and masterclasses, including Guru Live Glasgow, where emerging talent are inspired by masterclasses and panels with industry professionals, and, since 1989, the annual BAFTA Scotland Awards, which champion the country’s very best in film, games and television. Find out more at

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