Cummings who is Scottish was "dressed almost head-to-toe in tartan" and in speaking to the Herald Scotland he humorously alleged that he opted to follow the true Scots’ tradition for his date at the Palace saying “Yes, I have no underpants on.”
He was honoured for services to film, theatre and the arts – and for his work as a bisexual, lesbian, transgender and gay rights campaigner and said “I have a voice because of my work. I'm loud and I speak my mind.”
On collecting his award in the Palace ballroom, Cummings said, “It was good. It was kind of funny. It's really nice to meet all the different people and see what they've got (their awards) for."