The nominations for the British Academy Scotland Awards on Sunday 15 November, have been announced.
Glasgow, 13 October: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland, BAFTA Scotland, has today announced the nominations for the British Academy Scotland Awards in 2015, honouring the very best talent in film, television and games produced in the country.
20 trophies, including three Outstanding Contribution Awards, will be handed out at this year’s prestigious ceremony that will be hosted by Edith Bowman on Sunday 15 November at the Radisson Blu, Glasgow.
This year’s nominations highlight the diversity of international and national projects choosing Scotland as a filming destination and a range of outstanding Scottish talent.
The Legend of Barney Thomson leads the way this year with four nominations (Actor Film, Actress Film, Director Film/Television and Feature Film) followed closely by Stonemouth with three (Actor Television, Actress Television and Television Drama).
16 Years Till Summer and What We Did On Our Holiday join The Legend of Barney Thomson in the Feature Film category, sponsored by Cineworld, while Glasgow Girls and Stonemouth complete the Television Drama category alongside Shetland.
Due to the high number of quality entries, male and female performances have been separated for the second year running in both the Film and Television categories. Michelle Gomez and Sharon Rooney join Charlotte Spencer in the Actress Television category, while Actor Television, sponsored by The Corinthian Club, will be contested by Mark Bonnar, Peter Mullan and Ken Stott. Robert Carlyle, David Elliot and David Tennant are nominated in the Actor Film category, sponsored by Audi, while Elena Anaya, Elizabeth McGovern and Emma Thompson are nominated for Actress Film, sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics.
In the Animation category, Stems, Scribbledub and Gerascophobia receive nominations. Mrs Brown’s Boys, Still Game Live and Celtic Connections Opening Concert: Martyn Bennett’s Grit are shortlisted for Comedy/Entertainment. The Children’s Programme category sees nominations for The Dog Ate My Homework, previous BAFTA winner Katie Morag, and Teacup Travels.
Eòrpa, Low Pay Britain and Scotland Decides make up the Current Affairs category while the Factual Series shortlist, sponsored by Deloitte, is comprised of Being Sixteen in 2014, Planet Oil and Transplant Tales.
Robert Carlyle (The Legend of Barney Thomson) is joined by Gordon Anderson (Scrotal Recall) and Donald Coutts (Katie Morag) in the Director Film/Television category sponsored by Champagne Taittinger. Tom Edge receives a nomination for Scrotal Recall in the Writer Film/Television category sponsored by Creative Scotland, and is shortlisted alongside Gregory Burke (’71) and Steven Moffatt (Doctor Who).
The Features/Factual Entertainment sees nominations for It Was Alright in the 70s, Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It and Viva Variety. This year’s Short Film nominees are Gasping, Mining Poems or Odes and Dropping off Michael, the latter of which is also up for Single Documentary alongside Danny MacAskill: Riding the Ridge and My New Hair.
Distant Star: Revenant Fleet, Monstrum and Rituals make up the shortlist for Game.
Edith Bowman, returning host of the ceremony, said: “It is with immense joy and a huge honour that I have been asked to host the British Academy Scotland Awards again this year. Any opportunity to celebrate and shout about the huge amount of talent coming out of Scotland is a genuine must for me. I can't wait.”
Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “Edith is hugely passionate about celebrating the phenomenal work produced in Scotland and we are thrilled to welcome her back as this year’s host. The wealth, quality and diversity of this year’s nominees is very exciting and we look forward to welcoming everyone for another fantastic evening on 15 November.”
For information on buying tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please visit the BAFTA Scotland website (www.bafta.org/scotland) or call 0141 553 5402.
For further information:
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BRITISH ACADEMY SCOTLAND AWARDS 2015: NOMINATIONS
ACTOR FILM sponsored by Audi
ROBERT CARLYLE The Legend of Barney Thomson
DAVID ELLIOT Kajaki: The True Story
DAVID TENNANT What We Did On Our Holiday
ACTOR TELEVISION sponsored by The Corinthian Club
MARK BONNAR Catastrophe
PETER MULLAN Stonemouth
KEN STOTT The Missing
ACTRESS FILM sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics
ELENA ANAYA Swung
ELIZABETH MCGOVERN Swung
EMMA THOMPSON The Legend of Barney Thomson
MICHELLE GOMEZ Doctor Who
SHARON ROONEY My Mad Fat Diary
CHARLOTTE SPENCER Stonemouth
GERASCOPHOBIA Shuangshuang Hao, Kaj Mäki-Ullakko, Alasdair Hankinson – Glasgow School of Art
SCRIBBLEDUB Ross Hogg, Robbie Gunn
STEMS Ainslie Henderson, Poppy Acroyd, Michael Hughes, Will Anderson
THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK Production Team – BBC Scotland/CBBC
KATIE MORAG Production Team – Move on Up/CBeebies
TEACUP TRAVELS Production Team – Plum Films/CBeebies
CELTIC CONNECTIONS OPENING CONCERT: MARTYN BENNETT'S GRIT Production Team – BBC Scotland/BBC Two Scotland
MRS BROWN'S BOYS Brendan O'Carroll, Ben Kellett, Martin Delany, Stephen McCrum – BBC Scotland/BBC One
STILL GAME LIVE Production Team – BBC Scotland/BBC One Scotland
EÒRPA - MH17 Production Team- BBC Scotland/BBC Alba
LOW PAY BRITAIN (DISPATCHES) Richard Cookson, Nicole Kleeman, Morland Sanders - Firecrest Films/Channel 4
SCOTLAND DECIDES: THE BIG, BIG DEBATE Production Team – Mentorn Scotland/BBC One
DIRECTOR FILM/TELEVISION sponsored by Champagne Taittinger
GORDON ANDERSON Scrotal Recall
ROBERT CARLYLE The Legend of Barney Thomson
DONALD COUTTS Katie Morag
FACTUAL SERIES sponsored by Deloitte
BEING SIXTEEN IN 2014 Natalie Moss, Jude Suggett, Andrew Lockyer, Matt Pinder – BBC Scotland/BBC Two Scotland
PLANET OIL Production Team – BBC Scotland/BBC Two Scotland
TRANSPLANT TALES Production Team – Matchlight/BBC One Scotland
FEATURE FILM sponsored by Cineworld
16 YEARS TILL SUMMER Production Team - Loumclou Films/Taskovski Films
THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMSON John G. Lenic, Brian Coffey, Kaleena Kiff, Robert Carlyle - Sigma Films/Trinity Works Entertainment/Icon Film Distribution
WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin, David Thompson, Dan Winch- Origin Pictures/Lionsgate UK
IT WAS ALRIGHT IN THE 70S Production Team – Objective Scotland/Channel 4
KIRSTIE AND PHIL'S LOVE IT OR LIST IT Andrew Jackson, Paula Campion-Skerry - Raise The Roof Productions/Channel 4
VIVA VARIETY Production Team – Matchlight/BBC One Scotland
DISTANT STAR: REVENANT FLEET Blazing Griffin
MONSTRUM Team Junkfish
RITUALS Tymon Zgainski
DROPPING OFF MICHAEL Production Team – Jumpcut
GASPING Greg Hemphill - Hopscotch Films
MINING POEMS OR ODES Callum Rice, Jack Cocker – Scottish Documentary Institute
THE BRIDGE: FIFTY YEARS ACROSS THE FORTH Production Team - TVI Vision/BBC One Scotland
DANNY MACASKILL: RIDING THE RIDGE Production Team - IWC Media/Cut Media/BBC One Scotland
MY NEW HAIR Ruth Carslaw, Anthea Harvey - Scottish Documentary Institute/STV
GLASGOW GIRLS Brian Welsh, Colin Barr, Kate Cook - Minnow Films/BBC Three
SHETLAND Production Team - ITV Studios for BBC Scotland/BBC One
STONEMOUTH Production Team - BBC Scotland/Slate North/BBC One Scotland
WRITER FILM/TELEVISION sponsored by Creative Scotland
GREGORY BURKE ‘71
TOM EDGE Scrotal Recall
STEVEN MOFFAT Doctor Who
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 16 November 2015
About BAFTA Scotland
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round, international programme of learning events and initiatives that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK, Los Angeles and New York.
BAFTA Scotland has been championing the country’s film, television and game industries since 1989, celebrating and rewarding excellence through its annual British Academy Scotland Awards and BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards. BAFTA Scotland is at the core of Scotland’s screen industries, regularly engaging its members and the wider industry while reaching out to the public via a comprehensive range of screenings, educational events and masterclasses. www.bafta.org/scotland
BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work.