THE Last King of Scotland was crowned best movie by winning three gongs at the annual Bafta Scotland awards.

Its star James McAvoy was named Best Actor at the glittering event in Glasgow, where Kevin MacDonald's film also won Best Feature Film and Best Screenplay.

Glasgow-born McAvoy, 28, said he had been honoured just to be nominated for the film which depicted a fictitious Scots doctor living in Uganda under the regime of Idi Amin.

He said: "I am very, very pleased to have won the award. It's nice to get it at home in Scotland, in Glasgow and in front of my family.

"I've played a lot of Englishmen, and for Scottish Bafta to forgive me for that and award me for playing a Scotsman is humbling."

The star-studded ceremony at Glasgow's City Halls was hosted by GMTV presenter Lorraine Kelly and honoured those in front of and behind the camera in film and television in Scotland.

Rising star Sean Biggerstaff was awarded Best Actor for his role in television programme Consenting Adults.

Biggerstaff, who played alongside Daniel Radcliffe in two of the Harry Potter films, recently completed the film Hippy Hippy Shake.

He said of the honour: "It's bizarre, I only got the job two days before we started but it was great and it was a pleasure to work on. This is really just the cherry on the cake."

Other winners last night included Rebus for SMG Productions and Black Watch - A Soldier's Story which won the prize for best documentary For the second year in a row, The Lloyds TSB Scotland Audience Award for most popular television programme went to BBC1's Still Game.

Its stars Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan said the award was more special to them because viewers voted for it.

Among those attending the ceremony were Cracker star Robbie Coltrane and Franz Ferdinand front man Alex Kapranos, who presented an outstanding international achievement award to composer Craig Armstrong, while the Comedy Unit won the Best Comedy or Entertainment for Blow Out.


FILM AWARDS Best Film: Last King of Scotland Best Screenplay: Peter Morgan & Jeremy Brock for Last King of Scotland Best Actor: James McAvoy for Last King of Scotland Best Actress: Sophia Myles for Hallam Foe Best Short Film: Losing Myself: Annie Best Animation: Potapych - The Bear who loved Vodka Special Contribution to Scottish Film: Eddie McConnell BAFTA Scotland Award for Craft: Libbie Barr Outstanding International Contribution: Craig Armstrong TELEVISION AWARDS Best News & Current Affairs: Did Your Vote Count - A Newsnight Scotland Special (BBC Scotland) Best Documentary: Black Watch - A Soldier's Story (BBC 2) Best Factual Entertainment: Mountain (BBC 1) Best Comedy or Entertainment: Blow Out (Channel 4) Best Drama: Rebus (SMG Productions) Best Children's: Nina & The Neurons (CBeebies) Best Writing: Julian Mitchell for Consenting Adults (BBC 4) Best Actor: Sean Biggerstaff for Consenting Adults Best Actress: Jane McCarry for Still Game (BBC 2) Lloyds TSB Scotland Audience Award for Most Popular Scottish Television Programme: Still Game Special Contribution to Scottish Broadcasting: Mary Marquis Best Interactive Media: Championship Manager 2007