Scotland

Scottish Bafta nominations announced

The Legend of Barney Thomson Image copyright EIFF
Image caption Robert Carlyle and Emma Thompson have both been nominated

Robert Carlyle, David Tennant and Emma Thompson are among those nominated for Scotland's annual Bafta awards.

A total of 20 trophies will be handed out to honour the best work produced in film, television and games at a ceremony in Glasgow on 15 November.

The Legend of Barney Thomson has four nominations in the film actor, film actress, film/television director and feature film categories.

It is directed by Robert Carlyle, who also plays the lead role.

The film premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival earlier this year.

Television drama Stonemouth, which was adapted from Iain Banks' novel, received three nominations for television actor (Peter Mullan), television actress (Charlotte Spencer) and television drama.

The films 16 Years Till Summer and What We Did On Our Holiday joined The Legend of Barney Thomson in the feature film category, while Glasgow Girls and Shetland completed the television drama category.

'Huge honour'

Michelle Gomez (Doctor Who) and Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary) join Charlotte Spencer to compete for best television actress category, while Peter Mullan is up against Mark Bonnar (Catastrophe) and Ken Stott (The Missing) for besttelevision actor.

David Elliot (Kajaki: The True Story) and David Tennant (What We Did On Our Holiday) are nominated alongside Robert Carlyle in the film actor category, while Elena Anaya, Elizabeth McGovern (both Swung) and Emma Thompson (The Legendof Barney Thompson) will compete for best film actress.

Three outstanding achievement awards will also be handed out on the night.

Edith Bowman, host of the ceremony, said: "It is with immense joy and a huge honour that I have been asked to host the British Academy Scotland Awards again this year.

"Any opportunity to celebrate and shout about the huge amount of talent coming out of Scotland is a genuine must for me. I can't wait."

Jude MacLaverty, director of Bafta Scotland, said: "Edith is hugely passionate about celebrating the phenomenal work produced in Scotland and we are thrilled to welcome her back as this year's host.

"The wealth, quality and diversity of this year's nominees is very exciting and we look forward to welcoming everyone for another fantastic evening on 15 November."

Related Topics

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites