THE British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland, BAFTA Scotland, has today announced the nominations for the British Academy Scotland Awards in 2019, honouring the very best talent in film, games and television produced in Scotland over the last year.
The awards, including those for Outstanding Contribution, will be presented at this year’s prestigious ceremony, hosted by Edith Bowman, on Sunday 3 November at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central.
Red carpet coverage will begin at 17.00 and the ceremony will be livestreamed from 19.00 on Facebook. A special awards highlights programme will be broadcast on BBC Scotland at 22.00, which will also be available on iPlayer.
Television drama, The Cry, and feature film, Wild Rose, lead the way with three nominations each, followed by comedy-drama Stan & Ollie, the coming-of-age feature Beats, drama The Victim, and documentary Real Kashmir F.C., which have all received two nominations.
This year’s Actor Film category sees last year’s winner, Jack Lowden, receiving a nomination for his role in Mary Queen of Scots alongside Peter Mullan (The Vanishing) and Lorn Macdonald (Beats).
Actress Film sees Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose), Shirley Henderson (Stan & Ollie) and Florence Pugh (Outlaw King) competing for the award.
Actor Television will be contested by Richard Madden (Bodyguard), Alex Ferns (Chernobyl) and Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education) while Morven Christie (The Bay), Jenna Coleman (The Cry) and Kelly Macdonald (The Victim) vie for the Actress Television award.
Competing for Writer Film/Television are Jacquelin Perske (The Cry), Kirstie Swain (Pure) and Nicole Taylor (Wild Rose), with Wild Rose, Freedom Fields and Only You all shortlisted in the Feature Film category.
This year’s Television Scripted category sees The Cry, Two Doors Down and The Victim all nominated, and Getting Hitched: Asian Style, Murder Case and Rogue to Wrestler all nominated in Features & Factual Series.
Greg Clark (Real Kashmir F.C.), Louise Lockwood (imagine… Hockney, the Queen and the Royal Peculiar) and Matt Pinder (Murder Case) are shortlisted for Director Factual and Jon S. Baird (Stan & Ollie), Johnny Kenton (Endeavour) and Brian Welsh (Beats) are nominated for Director Fiction.
Fashion’s Dirty Secrets, The Flu That Killed 50 Million and Yes/No: Inside the Indy Ref will compete in the Specialist Factual category, while The Bank That Almost Broke Britain, In Sight of Home – The Iolaire and Real Kashmir F.C. battle it out in the Single Documentary category.
Competing in the Short Film category are Jealous Alan, Red Hill and That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore. The Entertainment category features The Dog Ate My Homework, Hogmanay Live and Last Commanders.
This year’s Animation nominees are 4:3, The Fabric of You and Love, Death & Robots – Helping Hand.
Bloons Adventure Time TD, Observation and Socketeer will compete in Game.
Jude MacLaverty, director of BAFTA Scotland and pictured (right) with Bowman, said: “We are hugely excited about this year’s awards, with the nominations yet again showcasing the wealth of creative talent in Scotland’s film, games and television industries.
“We are delighted to say that entries in 2019 were up by almost 50 per cent from 2018, which demonstrates an increase in the volume of work being produced here, clearly highlighted by this year’s shortlist.
“It is fantastic to have Edith back with us again as our awards host at our new, bigger venue. BAFTA Scotland is delighted, too, to be able to share our recognition of the phenomenal work and talent in Scotland with a much wider audience in a BBC Scotland highlights programme due to be broadcast from 22.00 on the night.”
Edith Bowman, returning host of the ceremony, said: “The British Academy Scotland Awards is an exceptional event that champions the very best in creativity and production in Scotland and I am delighted to be returning to host this year.
“As an organisation, BAFTA Scotland plays such an important role in the support and development of creative talent as well as providing a real platform for recognition. I can’t wait to recognise the achievements of all of these incredible nominees on 3 November and very much look forward to seeing who takes home these coveted awards.”
Gareth Hydes, commissioning editor BBC Scotland, said: “The British Academy Scotland Awards ceremony is a glittering event in Scotland’s cultural calendar and BBC Scotland is delighted to be a part of it with this special programme showcasing the evening. We are part of a vibrant creative industry in Scotland and our coverage will shine a light on the talent that exists here both on and off the screen.”
The Nominees’ Party for the British Academy Scotland Awards will be sponsored by Mad Dog 2020 Casting and Edinburgh Gin will be the Official Spirit Partner to the awards.
For information on buying tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please visit the BAFTA Scotland website (www.bafta.org/scotland).
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BRITISH ACADEMY SCOTLAND AWARDS 2019:
ACTOR FILM sponsored by Audi UK
JACK LOWDEN Mary Queen of Scots
LORN MACDONALD Beats
PETER MULLAN The Vanishing
ALEX FERNS Chernobyl
NCUTI GATWA Sex Education
RICHARD MADDEN Bodyguard
JESSIE BUCKLEY Wild Rose
SHIRLEY HENDERSON Stan & Ollie
FLORENCE PUGH Outlaw King
MORVEN CHRISTIE The Bay
JENNA COLEMAN The Cry
KELLY MACDONALD The Victim
4:3 Ross Hogg, Robbie Gunn
THE FABRIC OF YOU Josephine Lohoar Self, Calum Hart, Reetta Tihinen
LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS – HELPING HAND Tim Yeo, Caleb Bouchard
DISCLOSURE: CAN CANNABIS SAVE MY CHILD? Production Team – BBC Scotland/BBC One Scotland
DISCLOSURE: SUFFER THE CHILDREN Production Team – BBC Scotland/BBC One Scotland
DISCLOSURE: WHO KILLED EMMA? Production Team – BBC Scotland/BBC One Scotland
DIRECTOR – FACTUAL
GREG CLARK Real Kashmir F.C.
LOUISE LOCKWOOD imagine… Hockney, the Queen and the Royal Peculiar
MATT PINDER Murder Case
DIRECTOR – FICTION sponsored by Champagne Taittinger
JON S. BAIRD Stan & Ollie
JOHNNY KENTON Endeavour
BRIAN WELSH Beats
THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK Production Team – BBC Children’s/CBBC
HOGMANAY LIVE Production Team – BBC Scotland/BBC One Scotland
LAST COMMANDERS Toby Stevens, Louise Brown, Ryan Meloy – OMG Scotland/CBBC
ONLY YOU Production Team
WILD ROSE Tom Harper, Nicole Taylor, Faye Ward
FREEDOM FIELDS Naziha Arebi, Flore Cosquer
FEATURES and FACTUAL SERIES
GETTING HITCHED: ASIAN STYLE Production Team – Firecracker Scotland/BBC One Scotland
MURDER CASE Matt Pinder, Iain Scollay, Audrey McColligan, Paul McGinness – Firecrest Films/BBC Scotland
ROGUE TO WRESTLER Production Team – Firecracker Scotland/BBC One Scotland
BLOONS ADVENTURE TIME TD Production Team – Ninja Kiwi
OBSERVATION Production Team – No Code
SOCKETEER Tom Goodchild – Ice BEAM
JEALOUS ALAN Martin Clark, James Heath
RED HILL Laura Carreira, Ramón Durman, Billy Mack
THAT JOKE ISN’T FUNNY ANYMORE Hannah Currie, Beth Allen
THE BANK THAT ALMOST BROKE BRITAIN Michael McAvoy, Leo Burley, Lotte Murphy-Johnson – STV Productions/BBC Two
IN SIGHT OF HOME – THE IOLAIRE Production Team – BBC Scotland/BBC Two Scotland
REAL KASHMIR F.C. Production Team – Matchlight, Bodhi Media/BBC Scotland
SPECIALIST FACTUAL sponsored by Deloitte
FASHION’S DIRTY SECRETS Wendy Rattray, Ted Oakes, Emeka Onono, Allanah Langstaff – Hello Halo Productions/BBC One
THE FLU THAT KILLED 50 MILLION Production Team – BBC Studios PQP/BBC Two
YES/NO: INSIDE THE INDYREF Michael McAvoy, Stephen McGinty – STV Productions/BBC Scotland
THE CRY Claire Mundell, Glendyn Ivin, Jacquelin Perske, Brian Kaczynski – Synchronicity Films/BBC One
TWO DOORS DOWN Sasha Ransome, Catherine Gosling Fuller, Simon Carlyle, Gregor Sharpe – BBC Studios Scotland/BBC Two
THE VICTIM Production Team – STV Productions/BBC One
WRITER FILM/TELEVISION supported by Screen Scotland
JACQUELIN PERSKE The Cry
KIRSTIE SWAIN Pure
NICOLE TAYLOR Wild Rose
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 3 November 2019.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 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. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org .
BAFTA Scotland has been championing the country’s film, games and television industries since 1989, celebrating and rewarding excellence through its annual British Academy Scotland 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, including the annual Guru Live Glasgow event, an opportunity for the public and emerging talent to be inspired by a series of masterclasses and panels with industry professionals. For more, visit www.bafta.org/scotland
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