Scot­tish Baf­tas: Kier­nan ‘chuffed to bits’ as Still Game wins award

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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.

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