Congratulations! ‘Moonlight’ has won its first award: The cool vampire series is now officially this year’s “Favorite New TV Drama”. Over 10 million votes were cast and ‘Moonlight’ won at the 34th Annual People’s Choice Awards. The 2 other finalists in this category were ‘Private Practice’ and ‘Gossip Girl’.
Due to the current writers’ strike there was no proper awards ceremony – however the winners pre-recorded acceptance speeches as well as answered some questions from fans. Head over to Moonlight Detective to watch Alex O’Loughlin’s cool thank you speech – recorded apparently at a beach down-under.
Main voting for this year’s People’s Choice Awards have closed. However they have broken the category ‘Moonlight’ is in into 2 categories and narrowed the choices down to top 3. Keep voting for ‘Moonlight’ as your Favourite New TV Drama.
Tonight the awards ceremony for the Bafta Scotland Awards took place at the City Halls in Glasgow’s Merchant City. As reported before Sophia Myles won the Best Actress award for her outstanding performance in ‘Hallam Foe’! Warmest congratulations to her again!
Actor Alastair Mackenzie – who also happens to be the brother of ‘Hallam Foe’ director David Mackenzie – presented the award and since Sophia Myles couldn’t attend due to working in LA for ‘Moonlight’ at the moment the film’s casting directors Kahleen Crawford and Des Hamilton – who were delighted for her – collected the award for her. They also read Sophia’s thank you note:
“I am filled with gratitude having won the Scottish Bafta for Best Actress. Making ‘Hallam Foe’ was a beautiful experience for all of us involved. Without Jamie Bell by my side and David Mackenzie behind the camera I would not be winning this. My huge thanks to both those guys! This is the first award I have won for acting. I’m horrified that because I’m currently working on an American series called ‘Moonlight’ in Los Angeles I am unable to be with you all tonight to thank you in person. Bafta Scotland rocks! Have a great night! Love, Sophia.”
Watch the video from the ceremony of all this in the site’s Video Vault
Again, very fantastic news! The shortlist for the Bafta Scotland Awards was revealed today by Bafta host and GMTV presenter Lorraine Kelly. Congratulations for our most favourite actress are in order again! Sophia Myles is nominated for the Best Actress award for her performance in ‘Hallam Foe’ – and wait, it only gets better, she’s the only contender in her category, which means she will receive the award for sure!
The rest of the winners will be announced at a glitzy ceremony at the City Halls in Glasgow’s Merchant City on Sunday, November 18. For the first time in the event’s history, the full awards will be streamed live on the internet, giving people outside of Scotland the opportunity to enjoy the night.
‘Hallam Foe’ also got nominated for Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor for Jamie Bell. Congrats to the whole team!
Absolutely fantastic news!!!! Variety just announced the nominees of this year’s British Independent Film Awards. And guess what?! Sophia Myles got nominated in the category Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film for her work in ‘Hallam Foe’. Congratulations! Sophia so deserves this nomination and let’s all hope she wins! She faces competition from Anne Hathaway (Becoming Jane), Tannishtha Chatterjee (Brick Lane), Kierston Wareing (It’s a Free World…), and Judi Dench (Notes on a Scandal).
The film itself scored a total of 6 nominations (additionally in the categories: Best British Independent Film, Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director of a British Independent Film, Best Technical Achievement). Congrats and the best of luck to the whole team of ‘Hallam Foe’! See the list of all the nominations here.
The awards ceremony will take place Nov. 28 at the Roundhouse in north London.