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Article Date: June 29, 2005 | Publication: ALLmediascotland.com | Author: editors
Top hotel, One Devonshire Gardens, in Glasgow, was the setting for the Bowmore Scottish Screen Awards, held yesterday, the results of which had been publicised on Sunday, by media partners, The Sunday Times Scotland.
Collecting the award for Best Film, was Paul Laverty, writer of Ae Fond Kiss, directed by Ken Loach.
Laverty flew in from Ireland to be present at the ceremony.
Ae Fond Kiss tells the story of a young Glasgow Pakistani, played by Atta Yaqub, who is torn between his love for a Catholic teacher and his unwillingness to hurt his traditionalist parents. Laverty has also worked with Loach on previous films, Sweet Sixteen and My Name is Joe.
Meanwhile, Best Actress went to Lindsay Duncan, for her part in AfterLife, while Best Actor went to Gerard Butler, for his part in Dear Frankie.
And writer of both films, Andrea Gibb, made it a ‘family affair’, by picking up the Behind-the-Scenes award. Capping a memorable event - where all the winners receive a personalised bottle of 30 year-old Islay malt, complete with an individualised label and lockable casket - was a special achievement award for Brian Cox.