Peter Capaldi attributed his acting success to “Scottish hard work and irony” in his acceptance speech at the Baftas Scotland Awards.
The Doctor Who star was awarded this year’s Outstanding Contribution to Film & Television, one of Batfa’s highest awards, by Downton Abbey star Phyllis Logan.
In a witty and moving speech, Capaldi thanked The Thick of It writer Amando Iannuci, who was about to present him with the award but was unable to attend this year’s ceremony.
He also nodded to his parents and quipped: “I wish they could be here tonight but they lack staff in the chip shop.
“They taught me everything I knew; true Scots virtues of hard work and sarcasm – the things that got me through.
Holding the award, he said: “I think it’s really a prize for luck, for being lucky enough to be born in Scotland.”
Speaking to the new Doctor Who, Ncuti Gatwa, who was nominated for best actor in a television show this year for his role in Sex Education, Capaldi said: “Ncuti already knows this, because I can see it. there in his heart and see him, but he’s about to discover just how beautiful, wonderful, and cosmic the human race can really be.
“And he’ll also be able to spot an outerwear within his peripheral vision, 50 yards, and he’ll have to figure out what to do.”
Capaldi’s speech, which ended with a warm greeting to his wife Elaine, came after a night of celebration in Scottish cinema that saw Neil Forsyth’s horror series Guilt accept the award for television screenplay and for the writer/creator category.
The team also took home the award for best television actress at this year’s ceremony, which was won by Phyllis Logan for her portrayal of Maggie.
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Best Actor went to Jack Lowden for his role as Siegfried Sassoon in Benediction, which he co-starred with Capaldi.
While the best film actress was awarded to Izuka Hoyle for the role of Camille in the famous British film Boiling Point.
Speaking after the awards ceremony, Lowden, who was nominated for best actor alongside co-stars Capaldi and Mark Bonnar, said: “Mark and Peter are unparalleled in their sense of humor and drama.
“For me, they are what makes Scottish actors unique.
“It’s great to be mentioned in the same frame as them.”
He described Hoyle’s win as “fantastic”, adding: “Izuka, I’m her biggest fan.
“She is the future of Scottish film and television, and so is Lauren Lyle.”
Of his award, Hoyle said: “I said I was delighted to see Brian Cox tonight, and oh, it was he who presented the award to me tonight. It was a magical evening.”
“Scotland is doing its best to fight racism and homophobia, and I am very proud to be Scottish and very proud to be part of a number of minorities, and very proud to be part of a group. recognized for some form of contribution to my industry . It is crazy.”
The two-part film The Hunt for the John Bible received two awards, for factual expert and for directing.
The best feature film award went to the documentary Dying to Divorce.
Director Chloe Fairweather’s film is a Bafta 2022 Breakout and winner of the Bafta Cymru 2022 Breakthrough Award.
Dougray Scott won Best Actor in a Television Series for his lead role in Irvine Welsh’s Crime.
James Strong won the directing award for Vigil, and Darren McGarvey’s Addictions won in the reality series category.
The winner of the Short Film & Animation award goes to Too Rough.
While Sam Heughan took home the Bafta Scotland Audience Award (in partnership with Screen Scotland) for Outlander.
Biffy Clyro: A Celebration of Endings won Entertainment, while Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland won Feature.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/hard-work-and-sarcasm-have-got-me-through-peter-capaldi-at-scottish-baftas-42159451.html ‘Hard work and irony got me through’ – Peter Capaldi at the Scottish Baftas