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Nominees for BAFTA Scotland Audience Award in Partnership with Screen Scotland announced – Public Vote Opens

16 October 2023
Event: British Academy Scotland AwardsDate: Tuesday 8 December 2020Venue: BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow, ScotlandHost: Edith Bowman-BAFTA/Carlo Paloni

Monday 16 October 2023, Glasgow: Today, BAFTA Scotland announces the six nominees for the BAFTA Scotland Audience Award, in partnership with Screen Scotland.

The BAFTA Scotland Audience Award for Favourite Scot on Screen in partnership with Screen Scotland, is the only category voted for by the public. The six nominees have been selected by an independent jury comprised of Scottish media and culture experts, and recognises the key Scottish talent who have made an impact with audiences in the past year.

The public can now vote for their winner from the six nominees here. The vote remains open for two weeks, closing at 17.00 on Monday 30 October, and the winner will be announced at the BAFTA Scotland Awards ceremony on Sunday 19 November.

Nominees for the BAFTA Scotland Audience Award 2023, in partnership with Screen Scotland, are:

  • Lewis Capaldi for How I’m Feeling Now
  • Brian Cox for Succession
  • Tony Curran for Mayflies
  • Lauren Lyle for Karen Pirie
  • Meryl Williams for The Traitors
  • Hamza Yassin for Strictly Come Dancing

Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: "The six nominees announced today have captured the hearts and minds of viewing audiences over the past year. It is almost guaranteed that we have all discussed at least a couple (if not all!) of these names on our socials and with our friends and work colleagues - they all created 'watercooler moments' of brilliance and emotion. It's now over to you, the public, to vote for YOUR favourite Scot on Screen from this past year. Get voting!

Notes to Editors

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

Gillian McCormack

E: [email protected]

Voting begins today via BAFTA Scotland Audience Award: Favourite Scot on Screen 2023 | BAFTA.

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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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