Media release: Edith Bowman to host BAFTA Scotland Awards on Saturday 20 November 2021


THE British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland (BAFTA Scotland) has today announced that the BAFTA Scotland Awards will take place on Saturday 20 November 2021 as a ‘closed-studio’ show.

Broadcaster, Edith Bowman, will host the digital ceremony from 19:00 GMT – on BAFTA social channels, including followed by a highlights show on BBC Scotland at 22:00 GMT.

The ceremony will be filmed live from BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow, with BAFTA Scotland also confirming that – alongside this year’s guest presenters – a number of nominees will also be attending the ceremony, with the remaining nominees attending digitally.

Nominations for the BAFTA Scotland Awards will be announced on Wednesday 13 October

This year sees the return of the Film category, with films that were eligible for entry in 2020, permitted to enter this year’s Awards.

Jude MacLaverty, director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to celebrate the incredible achievements of Scotland’s film, game and television industries, which have continued to keep us all informed and entertained during what has been a challenging time for so many.

“We are also extremely delighted to welcome back the Film category and excited to have a number of the nominees in attendance this year, for what will be an evening of celebration.”

Edith Bowman, awards host, said: “It really is an absolute honour to be asked to host the wonderful BAFTA Scotland Awards once again. Such an iconic event and to be playing my part in celebrating the work of the incredibly talented Scottish film, gaming and television sectors is thrilling.”

Gareth Hydes, commissioning editor, BBC Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the BAFTA Scotland Awards again this year and to be able to bring our audiences coverage of the ceremony on the BBC Scotland channel. We have so much talent to celebrate both on and off screen. I know it will be a great evening.”

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