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 Audience Award nomination)
· 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, oted 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).
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.”
ACTOR TELEVISION sponsored by Audi UK
MARK BONNAR Guilt
NCUTI GATWA Sex Education
JAMIE SIVES Guilt
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
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
DARREN MCGARVEY’S SCOTLAND Harry Bell, Stephen Bennett, Darren McGarvey, Ceara East – Tern Television/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
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
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 Television/BBC Scotland
SHORT FILM & ANIMATION
BETTY Will Anderson – Autoproduction
THE LAST TRAIN Ross Hogg, Sean Mulvenna – LUX Scotland/BBC
THE MOTORIST Ciaran Lyons, Beth Allan, David Liddell, Chris Lyons – Forest of Black
THE BATTLE OF SKYE BRIDGE Harry Bell, John MacLaverty, Noel Nelis, Cara Maclean – Tern Television Productions/BBC Scotland
BEING GAIL PORTER Harry Bell, Anne-Claire Pilley – Tern Television Productions/BBC Scotland
DOOMAN Darren Hercher, Dave Arthur, Karen Emsley – CTVC/BBC Scotland
SPECIALIST FACTUAL sponsored by Deloitte
CLIMATEGATE: SCIENCE OF A SCANDAL Production Team – Red Sky Productions/BBC Four
GREG DAVIES: LOOKING FOR KES Jenny Dames, Richard Bright, David Arthur, Fran Kilgour – BBC Studios/BBC Four
MISS WORLD 1970: BEAUTY QUEENS AND BEDLAM Hannah Berryman, Lizzie Webster, Patrick Smith, Richard Bright – BBC Studios/BBC Two
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
MURDER TRIAL: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MARGARET FLEMING
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 8 December 2020. The Outstanding Contribution Awards will be announced on 4 November.
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