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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland (BAFTA Scotland) has just announced the three recipients of the Outstanding Contribution awards. The British Academy Scotland Awards is one of the most important film nights for the tartan nation. On top of the three Outstanding Contribution awards, the evening will be comprised of awarding 17 trophies to this year’s deserved list of films, actors and directors.
Bill Paterson (“Truly Madly Deeply,” “The Witches” and “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People”) will receive the award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television. The Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting award will go to Dorothy Bryne (Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4 and award-winning editor), while the Outstanding Contribution to Craft award will go to David Balfour (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Maleficent” and “Jungle Book: Origins,” which is currently in production).
“It was tremendous and entirely unexpected to be told I was to receive such a prestigious award,” said Paterson upon hearing the news of his win. “I’m delighted and looking forward to a wonderful evening – thank you so much to BAFTA Scotland for such an incredible honor.”
“I was over the moon to hear I was to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Craft award at this year’s British Academy Scotland Awards,” added Balfour. “Having worked with some of the very best talent in Scotland on TV and film, it’s incredible that this evening will shine a light on the amazing talent we have on our doorstep. I can’t wait for what is no doubt going to be a fantastic evening with my fellow Scots.”
Jude MacLaverty, who is the Director of BAFTA Scotland, said, “We are extremely honoured to be celebrating the careers of such prestigious names in the television, film and broadcasting industries. Bill Paterson, Dorothy Byrne and David Balfour are leaders in their fields and we are proud to present the Outstanding Contribution awards to them this year to honour their tremendous body of work.”
Each recipient will be presented with their award at the British Academy Scotland Awards, which will be hosted by Edith Bowman at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel, on Sunday, November 15.