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British Academy Scotland Awards in 2020: Nominations Announced

21 October 2020
Event: British Academy Scotland Awards Nominations AnnouncementDate: Wednesday 26 September 2018Venue: Radisson RED Hotel, GlasgowHost: Edith Bowman-BAFTA/Andy Buchanan

Find out the nominations for this year's British Academy Scotland Awards.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland (BAFTA Scotland) has today announced the nominations for the British Academy Scotland Awards in 2020, honouring the very best talent in film, games and television produced in Scotland over the last year.

The highlights from today’s BAFTA Scotland nominations include:

  • Five nominations for Guilt (plus nomination in Audience Award)
  • Four nominations for Elizabeth is Missing
  • First time nominees include Lois Chimimba (Group) Mirren Mack (The Nest) Jamie Sives (Guilt)
  • Black and Scottish, Guilt, Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming, The Nest, Outlander and River City are nominated for the new Audience Award, the only award voted for by the public, in partnership with Screen Scotland

The Awards, which include two Outstanding Contribution Awards and the new Audience Award, will be presented at the digital ceremony on Tuesday 8 December. Edith Bowman will host a socially distant, closed-studio show alongside Sanjeev Kohli and other guest presenters. The ceremony will be live streamed from 19.00 GMT on BAFTA’s Facebook and YouTube channels and followed by a highlights show on BBC Scotland at 22.00 GMT. 

This year, BAFTA Scotland is delighted to announce a new Audience Award, in partnership with Screen Scotland. The award will give the public the opportunity to vote for their favourite TV programme of the past year. The Audience Award nominations are: Black and Scottish, Guilt, Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming, The Nest, Outlander and River City. Members of the public can cast their vote from 10.00 GMT on 21 October until 17.00 GMT on 18 November on the BAFTA Scotland website (www.bafta.org/scotland/2020-bafta-scotland-audience-award).

Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be announcing our British Academy Scotland Award nominations, which highlight the phenomenal level of talent and creativity in the film, game and television industries within Scotland. We are also thrilled to welcome EE back as the Official Network Partner to the Awards this year and to be working in partnership with Screen Scotland on a brand new Audience Award. During these challenging times, TV has both entertained and informed the public, and it seems only fitting that the viewing public is given the chance to have their say. Although our Awards format is different this year, our passion for and commitment to recognising talent and celebrating achievement remains, and we are really looking forward to celebrating all of our nominees on 8 December.”

Edith Bowman, returning host of the ceremony, said: “I am very excited to be returning to host the British Academy Scotland Awards, albeit for a slightly different show this year. Now, more than ever, it is vital that we celebrate and recognise the achievements of the country’s film, games and television industries, reminding everyone of the importance and enjoyment of the arts.  This year’s list of nominees highlight yet again the wealth of creative talent and craft that exists in Scotland. I can’t wait to announce this year's winners on 8 December.”

 

THE FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS IN 2020:


ACTOR TELEVISION sponsored by Audi UK

MARK BONNAR Guilt

NCUTI GATWA Sex Education

JAMIE SIVES Guilt


ACTRESS TELEVISION

LOIS CHIMIMBA Group

GLENDA JACKSON Elizabeth is Missing

MIRREN MACK The Nest


DIRECTOR – FACTUAL

STEWART KYASIMIRE - Black and Scottish

JOHN MACLAVERTY - The Battle of Skye Bridge

MATT PINDER - Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming


DIRECTOR - FICTION sponsored by Champagne Taittinger

ROBERT MCKILLOP Guilt

LYNSEY MILLER Deadwater Fell

AISLING WALSH Elizabeth is Missing 


ENTERTAINMENT

SCOT SQUAD: THE CHIEF’S ELECTION INTERVIEWS Jack Docherty, Joe Hullait, Iain Davidson, Marie McDonald - The Comedy Unit/BBC Scotland

SELLING SCOTLAND Jack Docherty, Mark Downie, Liam McArdle, Julyan Sinclair - IWC Media/BBC Scotland

TEST DRIVE Derek McLean, Daniel Nettleton, Lynsey Wylie, Katy Smith – Bandicoot Scotland/BBC Scotland


FACTUAL SERIES

DARREN MCGARVEY'S SCOTLAND Harry Bell, Stephen Bennett, Darren McGarvey, Ceara East - Tern/BBC Scotland

FRANKIE BOYLE'S TOUR OF SCOTLAND Mick McAvoy, Nicky Waltham, Graeme Hart, Frankie Boyle - Two Rivers Media/BBC Two

MURDER TRIAL: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MARGARET FLEMING Matt Pinder, Audrey McColligan, Iain Scollay, Lorraine McKechnie – Firecrest Films/BBC Scotland


FEATURES

A COUNTRY LIFE FOR HALF THE PRICE Kate Humble, Andrew Jackson, Louise Scrivens, Iain Robson – Raise the Roof Productions/Channel 5

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Production Team - IWC Media/Channel 4

SCOTLAND'S HOME OF THE YEAR Production Team – IWC Media/BBC Scotland


GAME

AUTONAUTS Aaron Puzey, Gary Penn - Denki

CLOUDPUNK Marko Dieckmann, Thomas Welsh, Rebecca Roe, Roman Agapov - Ion Lands

DEAD END JOB Production Team - Ant Workshop


NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS

THE NINE Production Team - BBC Scotland

SCOTLAND'S LOCKDOWN (DISCLOSURE) Production Team - BBC Scotland/BBC One Scotland

THE WAR NEXT DOOR: SCOTLAND AND THE TROUBLES Brendan Hughes, Harry Bell, Morag Tinto, Andrew Chambers – Tern/BBC Scotland


SHORT FILM & ANIMATION

BETTY Will Anderson - Wanderson Studio

THE LAST TRAIN Ross Hogg, Sean Mulvenna – LUX Scotland/BBC

THE MOTORIST Ciaran Lyons, Beth Allan, David Liddell, Chris Lyons - Forest of Black
 

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

THE BATTLE OF SKYE BRIDGE Harry Bell, John MacLaverty, Noel Nelis, Cara Maclean – Tern/BBC Scotland

BEING GAIL PORTER Harry Bell, Anne-Claire Pilley – Tern/BBC Scotland

DOOMAN Darren Hercher, David Arthur, Karen Emsley – CTVC/BBC Scotland


SPECIALIST FACTUAL sponsored by Deloitte

CLIMATEGATE: SCIENCE OF A SCANDAL Ross Harper, Steve O’Hagan, Dave Clark - Red Sky Productions/BBC Four

GREG DAVIES: LOOKING FOR KES Jenny Dames, Richard Bright, David Arthur, Tim Niel  – BBC Studios/BBC Four

MISS WORLD 1970: BEAUTY QUEENS AND BEDLAM Hannah Berryman, Lizzie Webster, Patrick Smith, Richard Bright - BBC Studios/BBC Two


TELEVISION SCRIPTED

DEADWATER FELL Production Team – Kudos/Channel 4

ELIZABETH IS MISSING Andrea Gibb, Aisling Walsh, Sarah Brown, Chrissy Skinns – STV Productions/BBC One

GUILT Production Team - Expectation/Happy Tramp North/BBC Scotland
 

WRITER FILM/TELEVISION supported by Screen Scotland

ANDREA GIBB Elizabeth is Missing

NEIL FORSYTH Guilt

PAUL LAVERTY Sorry We Missed You


THE BAFTA SCOTLAND AUDIENCE AWARD in partnership with Screen Scotland

BLACK AND SCOTTISH

GUILT

MURDER TRIAL: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MARGARET FLEMING

THE NEST

OUTLANDER

RIVER CITY