Scottish Baftas: Kiernan ‘chuffed to bits’ as Still Game wins award
ONE of the creators of the Scottish comedy Still Game said he was “chuffed to bits” that the show was awarded the Outstanding Contribution To Television award at the Scottish Baftas.
The long-running comedy concluded this year with a run of live shows at the Hydro after more than two decades since curmudgeonly pensioner pals Jack and Victor – played by creators Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill – first came into being.
Kiernan said: “We’ve had a couple of Baftas before - oh yes - but we’re chuffed to bits to be picking this up tonight.”
Other winners at the event, which was held in Glasgow, were Lennoxtown-born Alex Ferns, top picture, who won Best Television Actor for his role as a miner in Chernobyl, while Kelly Macdonald, above, collected the Best TV Actress title for her role in The Victim.
The movie Wild Rose, which was filmed across Glasgow, picked up most awards, with star Jackie Buckley taking the Best Film Actress title, Nicole Taylor winning the Writer Film/Television gong, while the production also won Best Feature Film.