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BAFTA Scotland Awards 2023: Nominations announced

11 October 2023

Today, BAFTA announces the nominations for the 2023 BAFTA Scotland Awards. 

The BAFTA Scotland Awards return this year, as the biggest celebration of Scottish screen talent. Nominations for 15 competitive categories spanning craft, performance and production are unveiled, with the winners to be announced at the Scotland Awards ceremony on 19 November.

View the full list of nominations here

Highlights from today’s nominations include:

  • Aftersun (five nominations) – Actor Film, Actress Film, Director Fiction, Feature Film, Writer Film/Television
  • Mayflies (three nominations) – Actor Television, Actress Television, Television Scripted
  • Karen Pirie (three nominations) – Actress Television, Director Fiction, Television Scripted
  • My Old School (two nominations) - Director Factual, Feature Film
  • Three Mothers, Two Babies and a Scandal (two nominations) – Director Factual, Specialist Factual
  • Nine first-time BAFTA Scotland nominees in performance categories; Chinaza Uche, Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Lucy Halliday, Sally Hawkins, Lewis Gribben, Conor McCarron, Lauren Lyle, and Vinette Robinson
  • First-time nominees Frankie Corio and Lucy Halliday are nominated for their first on-screen performances, with Corio being the youngest BAFTA Scotland nominee ever

Edith Bowman will return to host the ceremony, which will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton, Glasgow Central. She said: “I am over the moon to be asked back to host this year’s BAFTA Scotland Awards, it’s an honour to celebrate and shine a spotlight on brilliant Scottish talent, both behind and in front of the camera…an evening that always fills me with pride and has me skipping out the door completely inspired.”

Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland said: “It’s a great source of pride to be able to bring our creative community together and celebrate another exceptional year in film and television. Our nominations this year reflect the incredible standard of work and creativity that is possible with support for, and investment in, the Scottish screen industries, and the individuals who are committed to telling stories that can reach and resonate globally. From first-time nominations for debut performances, to beloved screen veterans, it is so encouraging to see such a diverse range amongst our nominees.  Congratulations to all and we can’t wait to celebrate our nominees and winners at the BAFTA Scotland Awards on Sunday 19 November!”

Returning to the red carpet is comedian/actor Sanjeev Kohli, who will be chatting to stars as they arrive, with coverage on BAFTA Scotland’s social media commencing at 15.30. The full ceremony will be available to watch live on BAFTA’s YouTube channel from 17.30, followed by a highlights programme on BBC Scotland later that evening.

The BAFTA Scotland Audience Award for Favourite Scot on Screen (in partnership with Screen Scotland), the only BAFTA Scotland Award voted on by the public, also returns for 2023. Nominees for the Audience Award will be announced on Monday 16 October at 09.30, with the public vote opening for two weeks. A jury comprised of key players in Scottish media have selected the six individuals who will compete to be the public’s favourite Scot on Screen this year. The winner will be announced at the ceremony on Sunday 19 November.

The BAFTA Scotland 2023 Outstanding Contribution Award honourees will be announced on Wednesday 25 October.

Notes to Editors

For all media enquiries regarding the nominations and the ceremony please contact: 

Gillian McCormack

E: [email protected]

BAFTA provides a selection of free-to-use press imagery on Wednesday 11 October from 09.30 GMT via (terms & conditions for use are included within the link). 

Across the 15 categories announced today, the only categories with more than three nominees are Actor Television and Actress Television. This has been a special accommodation made this year to reflect the exceptionally high volume of entries submitted to both of these categories.

Event supporters and partners have been confirmed as Acqua Panna, BBC Scotland, Champagne Taittinger, Channel 4, Deloitte, EE, Johnnie Walker Princes Street, Lancôme, Screen Scotland, S.Pellegrino, STV and Villa Maria.


BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts - is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration.

Since 1986, BAFTA Scotland have championed the film, television and games industries in Scotland by celebrating excellence, identifying and supporting new Scottish talent. The annual BAFTA Scotland Awards celebrate and reward the highest achievements in Scottish film, television and games talent. We also run a year-round learning programme for new talent across the country as well as an industry-facing screenings and events programme. Find the latest news from the BAFTA Scotland Awards here and explore past events and activity in Scotland here.

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