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James McAvoy Wins Best Actor Award At BAFTA Scotland For 'Filth'

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Actor James McAvoy has won the best actor award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scotland Awards.

The 35-year-old, who was nominated for the best actor category for his film "Filth", received the award in the annual award show on Sunday.

Filth is an adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel of the same name. The film's story revolves around a corrupt, drug-taking alcoholic cop played by McAvoy.

James McAvoy Wins Best Actor Award At BAFTA Scotland


The best actress film award was received by Sophie Kennedy Clark for her performance in "Philomena".Other winners included David Tennant, who took the Actor Television category for his role in The Escape Artist. Shirley Henderson won the Actress Television award for her role as a grieving mother in Channel 4's Southcliffe.

The winners of the British Academy Scotland Awards 2014 were unveiled at a red carpet ceremony at Glasgow's Radisson Blu Hotel.

Lorraine Kelly received a special award honouring her 30-year television career.

Started in 1989, BAFTA Scotland is the Scottish branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

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