The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland (BAFTA Scotland) has today confirmed that the British Academy Scotland Awards will take place on Tuesday 8 December as a closed studio, socially distanced show.
Edith Bowman will host a digital ceremony on 8 December, 19:00 GMT on BAFTA social channels including youtube.com/bafta and followed by a highlights show on BBC Scotland at 22:00 GMT.
Nominations for the British Academy Scotland Awards will be announced on Wednesday 21 October.
The ceremony will take place as a closed studio, socially-distanced show, with nominees invited to accept their awards virtually. BAFTA continues to celebrate excellence across the film, games and television industries and has hosted several Awards shows this year in new socially-distanced and digital formats; including the British Academy Games Awards, British Academy Television Craft Awards and the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards.
This year’s Awards are supported by Official Partners Acqua Panna, Audi UK, Champagne Taittinger, Deloitte, S.Pellegrino and Villa Maria. BAFTA Scotland is supported annually by BBC Scotland, Channel 4, Screen Scotland and STV.
“We are absolutely thrilled that we will deliver the British Academy Scotland Awards this year. It is hugely important, during these very challenging times, that we are all able to share in this celebration of world class talent and to reward and shine a light on the film, games and television industries in Scotland.” Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland
"It is always an honour to be asked to be part of the British Academy Scotland Awards, celebrating the inspiring work from the Scottish film, games and television industries. This year more than ever, we all need the encouragement and motivation to continue to make world class entertainment. I’m thrilled the team have worked hard to be able to bring the annual awards to celebrate the breadth of fantastic work.” Edith Bowman, Awards Host
“It’s great that the British Academy Scotland Awards will go ahead this year albeit in a different way and we are delighted to be able to bring audiences coverage of the ceremony on the BBC Scotland channel which will shine a light on the talent that exists here both on and off the screen.” Gareth Hydes, Commissioning Editor, BBC Scotland
For further information, please contact:
Gillian McCormack | [email protected] | 07792 423 012