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<p><figcaption class=Edith Bowman hosted the BAFTA Scotland Awards (Image: Getty Images for BAFTA)

It was a smash hit when it first hit screens in 2019.

Now the guilt is back in the spotlight after winning trump cards at the BAFTA Scotalnd Awards for Best Film and Television Writer, given to Neil Forsyth for the TV series he created.

The winners of the 2022 awards were announced at a special ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton, hosted by presenter Edith Bowman, honoring excellence and celebrating talent in film, games and television in Scotland.

And Guilt was ultimately the biggest winner of the night, receiving awards for Television Scripted and Writer Film/Television for writer/creator Mr Forsyth. It was the second time the show had won both categories at the BAFTA Scotland Awards, having won in 2020.

Alongside, they won the TV Actress Award at this year’s ceremony, which was won by Phyllis Logan for her performance as Maggie.

The Hunt For Bible John won two awards, for Factual Scholar and Director – Factual for Matt Pinder.

Dougray Scott won the TV Actor Award for his lead role in Irvine Welsh’s Crime. The show was nominated alongside Tom Edge’s Vigil and Stephen Greenhorn’s Around the World in 80 Days.

In his acceptance speech, Mr Forsyth said: “The writing of this one (guilt) is very shared with everyone who worked on the show.

“I would like to thank BBC Scotland who worked on it from the start. I can’t say enough about the cast of this series…it has been an absolute privilege to watch them bring my scripts to life.”

Glasgow director Sean Lionadh’s film Too Rough won this year’s Scottish Bafta award for best short film. The film was nominated alongside Groom, directed by Leyla Josephine Coll-O’Reilly, and The Bayview, directed by Daniel Cook.

The prize for best specialist factual film went to The Hunt For Bible John, Matt Pinder’s two-part film about the serial killer who haunted Glasgow in the late 1960s.

Battle For The Black Swan (Drain The Oceans) and Dolly: The Sheep That Changed The World were the finalists in this category.

The Best Feature Film award at this year’s event went to Dying To Divorce.

In her acceptance speech, director Chloe Fairweather said: “Wow, thank you so much Bafta Scotland.

“This film was made over five years pretty much entirely fueled by determination and not much else.”

The films Our Ladies and Rebel Dykes were finalists.

The Best Male Actor award at the Scottish Baftas, meanwhile, went to Jack Lowden.

The star was nominated for his role in Benediction, a 2021 biographical drama film about 20th-century war poet Siegfried Sassoon, written and directed by Terence Davies
Lowden was nominated alongside co-star Peter Capaldi, who was nominated for the same film, and Mark Bonnar for his role in Operation Mincemeat.

The Scottish Bafta prize for best female actor in cinema was awarded to Izuka Hoyle for her role in Boiling Point.

In his acceptance speech, the Scottish star thanked the film’s director, Philip Barantini, adding: “I just want to thank him for his bravery in telling his story and letting us tell it.”

The 26-year-old added: “To be recognized by Bafta is mental, but to be recognized by Scottish Bafta; I can’t even put into words what it means to me. I’m so proud to be Scottish and to to be a Scottish brunette woman too. And to be able to represent that small demographic in film, I love that job so much.

Marli Siu, for her role in Our Ladies, and Tilda Swinton, for her role in The Souvenir Part II, were finalists for Best Motion Picture Actress.

Ms Bowman, in a green velvet dress, offered a behind-the-scenes look at the ceremony on her Instagram after revealing the rehearsals had been “good, but nerve-wracking”.