The nominations for the British Academy Scotland Awards on Sunday 6 November, have been announced.
Glasgow, 5 October 2016: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland, BAFTA Scotland, has today announced the nominations for the British Academy Scotland Awards in 2016, honouring the very best talent in film, television and games produced over the last year in Scotland.
The awards, including two Outstanding Contribution awards, will be presented at this year’s prestigious ceremony, hosted by Edith Bowman, on Sunday 6 November at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.
Shetland leads the way with four nominations (Actor Television, Director Film/Television, Television Drama and Writer Film/Television) followed closely by Outlander with three (Actor Television, Actress Television and Television Drama).
Brian Cox joins Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden competing in the Actor Film category sponsored by Audi. Actress Film, sponsored by M.A.C. Cosmetics, sees Kate Dickie, Ruth Negga and Alison Peebles all receive a nomination. Actor Television, sponsored by The Corinthian Club, will be contested by Peter Capaldi, Sam Heughan and Douglas Henshall, while Caitriona Balfe, Ashley Jensen and Annie Wallace compete for Actress Television award.
In a new category for 2016, Specialist Factual, Imagine…Richard Flanagan: Life After Death, Ted Hughes: Stronger Than Death and The Truth About Dementia are all nominated. BBC Scotland Investigates: Britain’s Puppy Dealers Exposed, BBC Scotland Investigates: Rugby and the Brain - Tackling the Truth and Eòrpa compete in the Current Affairs category. The Factual Series category, sponsored by Deloitte, comprises Into the Wild with Gordon Buchanan, Scotland’s Home Movies: Memories on Film and This Farming Life.
Moon Dogs receives a nomination for Feature Film, sponsored by Cineworld, alongside Sunset Song and Tommy’s Honour.
Not Safe for Work, Outlander and Shetland are all nominated in the Television Drama category.
This year’s Animation nominees are American Dream, The Testament of Gideon Mack and No Place Like Home. The nominations for Children’s Programme are All Over the Workplace, Down on the Farm and Lifebabble.
The nominees for Comedy/Entertainment are Mrs Brown’s Boys: Christmas Special 2015, Scot Squad and Two Doors Down. Short Film sees Swan, Take Your Partners and Isabella, a film by past BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award winner Ross Hogg, receive nominations.
Michael Keillor (Line of Duty), Jan Matthys (Shetland) and Douglas MacKinnon (Sherlock: The Abominable Bride) are in the running for Director Film/Television, sponsored by Champagne Taittinger. The nominees for Features/Factual Entertainment are Antiques Road Trip, Gary: Tank Commander, Election Special and Supershoppers.
The shortlisted nominees for this year’s Writer Film/Television award, sponsored by Creative Scotland, are Gaby Chiappe (Shetland), DC Moore (Not Safe For Work) and Jonathan Wilson and Ciara Conway (River City).
This year’s award for Single Documentary sees nominations for Dunblane: Our Story, The Islands and the Whales and Seven Songs for a Long Life.
Binaries, Glitchspace and Killbox complete this year’s category for Game, sponsored by Oracle Academy.
Edith Bowman, returning host of the ceremony, said: Scotland continues to produce world-class talent and is showing no signs of slowing down. I’m so excited to be part of celebrating this. The British Academy Scotland Awards is such an important platform to praise these incredible practitioners and, as you can see from this year’s nominations, we’re set for another incredible ceremony. I can’t wait to see who wins on the night.”
Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “After another strong year for Scotland’s film, television and gaming industries and we’re thrilled to reveal our nominees for this year’s British Academy Scotland Awards. We’re also overjoyed to welcome back our host, Edith Bowman, someone as passionate about recognising Scottish talent as we are. The wealth of talent and brilliant work being produced in Scotland continues to shine and we look forward to celebrating our winners at another incredible evening on 6 November.”
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BRITISH ACADEMY SCOTLAND AWARDS 2016: NOMINATIONS
ACTOR FILM sponsored by Audi
BRIAN COX The Carer
JACK LOWDEN Tommy’s Honour
PETER MULLAN Hector
ACTOR TELEVISION sponsored by The Corinthian Club
PETER CAPALDI Doctor Who
DOUGLAS HENSHALL Shetland
SAM HEUGHAN Outlander
ACTRESS FILM sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics
KATE DICKIE Couple in a Hole
RUTH NEGGA Iona
ALISON PEEBLES Where Do We Go from Here?
ACTRESS TELEVISION sponsored by Glenfiddich
CAITRIONA BALFE Outlander
ASHLEY JENSEN Catastrophe
ANNIE WALLACE Hollyoaks
AMERICAN DREAM Kevin McCrae, Jonny Harris, Lewis Bolton - Playdead
NO PLACE LIKE HOME Cat Bruce, Neil Jack - KoLik
THE TESTAMENT OF GIDEON MACK Simon Biggs, Will Adams, Innes Smith, Rory Lowe - Once Were Farmers
ALL OVER THE WORKPLACE Production Team - BBC Scotland/CBBC
DOWN ON THE FARM Production Team - BBC Scotland/CBeebies
LIFEBABBLE Production Team - BBC Scotland/CBBC
MRS BROWN'S BOYS: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2015 Brendan O’Carroll, Stephen McCrum, Ben Kellett, Martin Delany - BBC Studios, BOC PIX and RTE/BBC One
SCOT SQUAD Production Team - The Comedy Unit/BBC Scotland
TWO DOORS DOWN Simon Carlyle, Gregor Sharp, Catherine Gosling Fuller, Simon Hynd – BBC Studios/BBC Two
BBC SCOTLAND INVESTIGATES: BRITAIN'S PUPPY DEALERS EXPOSED Liam McDougall, Samantha Poling, Sandeep Gill – BBC Scotland
BBC SCOTLAND INVESTIGATES: RUGBY AND THE BRAIN - TACKLING THE TRUTH Stephen Magee, John Beattie, Marion MacNeil – BBC Scotland
EÒRPA Angela MacLean, Nina Torrance, Margaret-Jane Mason, Rebecca MacLennan - BBC Scotland/BBC Alba
DIRECTOR FILM/TELEVISION sponsored by Taittinger
MICHAEL KEILLOR Line of Duty
DOUGLAS MACKINNON Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
JAN MATTHYS Shetland
FACTUAL SERIES sponsored by Deloitte
INTO THE WILD WITH GORDON BUCHANAN Production Team – Hello Halo/BBC Two
SCOTLAND'S HOME MOVIES: MEMORIES ON FILM Production Team – BBC Studios/BBC Scotland
THIS FARMING LIFE Production Team – BBC Studios/BBC Two
FEATURE FILM sponsored by Cineworld
MOON DOGS Kathy Speirs, Suzanne Reid, Dominic Wright, Jaqueline Kerrin - Up Helly Aa, Ripple World Pictures
SUNSET SONG Terence Davies, Sol Papadopoulos, Roy Boulter, Bob Last - Hurricane Films
TOMMY’S HONOUR Jason Connery, Keith Bank, Bob Last, Jim Kreutzer - Gutta Percha Productions, SellOutPictures
ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP Chris Greenwood, Matt Jackson, Andrew Robertson, Kirsten Highet - STV Productions/BBC Two
GARY: TANK COMMANDER, ELECTION SPECIAL Greg McHugh, Chris Grady, Simon Hynd, Steve Canny - BBC Studios/BBC Scotland
SUPERSHOPPERS Production Team - Firecrest Films/Channel 4
GAME sponsored by Oracle Academy
BINARIES Anthony Gowland, Will Morton - Ant Workshop
GLITCHSPACE Production Team - Space Budgie
KILLBOX Malath Abbas, Tom DeMajo, Albert Elwin, Joseph DeLappe - Biome Collective
ISABELLA Ross Hogg, Duncan Cowles
SWAN Lindsay Brown, Anne Milne
TAKE YOUR PARTNERS Siri Rodnes, Stuart Condy, Sara Forbes
DUNBLANE: OUR STORY Michael McAvoy, Stephen Bennett, Stephen McGinty - STV Productions, Berriff McGinty Films /BBC One
THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES Mike Day - Intrepid Cinema
SEVEN SONGS FOR A LONG LIFE Amy Hardie, Sonja Henrici – SDI Productions/BBC Scotland
IMAGINE...RICHARD FLANAGAN: LIFE AFTER DEATH Jack Cocker, Alan Yentob, Tanya Hudson, David Arthur – BBC Studios/BBC One
TED HUGHES: STRONGER THAN DEATH Richard Curson Smith, Ross Wilson, Liz Hartford, Lucy Evans – Matchlight/BBC Two
THE TRUTH ABOUT DEMENTIA Jane Aldous, Dan Child, Sharon Adam, Mairead Maclean – BBC Studios/BBC Two
NOT SAFE FOR WORK DC Moore, Andy Baker, Kieron Hawkes, Jemma Rodgers – Clerkenwell Films/Channel 4
OUTLANDER Production Team - Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Co., Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television/Amazon Prime Instant Video
SHETLAND Production Team – ITV Studios/BBC One
WRITER FILM/TELEVISION sponsored by Creative Scotland
GABY CHIAPPE Shetland
DC MOORE Not Safe for Work
JONATHAN WILSON AND CIARA CONWAY River City
Nominations are correct at the time of going to print. BAFTA reserves the right to make changes to the names listed at any time up until 7 November 2016
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