DANNY Boyle shocked BAFTA Scotland guests by making a surprise appearance to present a prize at the New Talent Awards in Glasgow.

The Trainspotting director dropped by to present the Best New Work award to Kris Kubik to close an evening honouring up-and-coming Scottish film talent.

The prestigious Best New Work award - the final prize of the night, billed as a best-of-the-best award, was presented to Kris after he was chosen from the 12 other category winners who were judged by a special panel for additional recognition.

Earlier in the evening, Kris won the Camera/Photography, supported by Progressive, award for his work, Dipper from the Water of Leith.


Hosted by Muriel Gray for the fifth year, the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards 2016 featured 36 nominees across 12 categories from across the country.

Judging panels made up of industry professionals considered hundreds of entries to decide the shortlist and winners for each.

Among this year’s winners was 24-year-old Sarah Miele, who took home the Acting Performance Female award for her performance in Grimm Street, in which she played a character with muscular dystrophy.

The Acting Performance Male award, supported by The Woven Thread, was then clinched by 23-year-old Daniel Cameron for his role in I Am Me, in which he played a character with autism.

There was a double win for Michal Wdowiak, who scooped the Editor and Writer awards for his work on Yogi, a film he wrote for his final year in college.


Other awards went to: The Armadillo and the Earwig for Animation; Atzi Muramatsu for Composer; Cara Roxburgh for Design; Hula for Drama; Paperclip for Entertainment; The Third Dad for Factual; Gaby Yánez for Sound.

Muriel Gray, ceremony host, said: “This is now my fifth year hosting the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards and every year I am blown away by the pool of new talent in Scotland. I wish all winners the best of luck in their future careers.”

Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “The BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards is dedicated to encouraging and nurturing up-and-coming talent in Scotland and, once again, we’ve seen there is no shortage of this."