GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- "The Last King of Scotland," a movie about Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, won the prize for best feature film at the BAFTA Scotland awards Sunday night.
Scottish star James McAvoy, who plays Amin's confidante and doctor in "Last King," was named best film actor, the Scotsman reported Monday.
"I've played a lot of Englishmen, and for Scottish BAFTA to forgive me for that and award me for playing a Scotsman is very humbling," McAvoy said.
The movie also garnered the award for best screenplay, which was written by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock.
U.S. actor Forest Whitaker won the Academy Award last year for an actor in a leading role for his portrayal of Amin in "The Last King of Scotland."
Sophia Myles was named best film actress for her performance in "Hallam Foe."
Myles, who was the only candidate in the category, didn't attend the ceremony, which honors those in front of and behind the camera in Scotland.
Sean Biggerstaff was named best television actor for his part in "Consenting Adults," while
Jane McCarry won the award for best television actress for her work in "Still Game," which also earned "The Lloyds TSB Scotland Audience Award for Most Popular Scottish