BAFTA Scotland nominations announced

Feature by News Team | 23 Oct 2014
  • Sunshine on Leith

Prison drama Starred Up, Irvine Welsh adaptation Filth and Proclaimers musical Sunshine on Leith head up the nominations list for next month’s BAFTA Scotland awards.

Dexter Fletcher’s musical Sunshine on Leith (an adaptation of the stage musical of the same name featuring songs by The Proclaimers) leads the nominations for this year's awards with five in total, while David Mackenzie’s Starred Up picks up four nods including a best actor nomination for Jack O’Connell’s electrifying performance as Eric Love. Filth is nominated in three categories, with James McAvoy and Jon S Baird nominated as best actor and director respectively.

From Scotland With Love – made up of footage from Scotland’s film archives and scored by King Creosote – is honoured in the best documentary category, and Claire Lamond is nominated for best animation for her film Sea Front, which was named best animation at the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival last week.

In the non-film categories, surreal sketch comedian Brian Limond – aka Limmy – is nominated for two awards for the Christmas special of Limmy’s Show!, although he’ll have to fend off the commercial monolith that is Mrs Brown’s Boys to grab the best comedy or entertainment programme. Meanwhile Rockstar’s sandbox epic Grand Theft Auto V looks a good pick for the Best Game award.

The BAFTA Scotland awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Glasgow on 17 Nov.


Mackenzie's Crooks: David Mackenzie on Starred Up

500 Smiles: Dexter Fletcher on Sunshine on Leith

Screening the Obscene: Irvine Welsh on Filth

BAFTA Scotland nominations in full:

Best Feature Film (Sponsored by Cineworld)
Starred Up
Sunshine on Leith

Best Film Actor (sponsored by Audi)
James McAvoy – Filth
Peter Mullan – Sunshine on Leith
Jack O’Connell – Starred Up

Best Film Actress (sponsored by M.A.C)
Jane Horrocks – Sunshine on Leith
Sophie Kennedy Clark – Philomena
Freya Mavor – Sunshine on Leith

Best Film/Television Director (sponsored by Tattinger)
Jon S Baird – Filth
David Mackenzie – Starred Up
Dexter Fletcher – Sunshine on Leith

Best Animation
Monkey Love Experiments – Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson, Cameron Fraser – Hopscotch Films, DigiCult, Ko-Lik, White Robot
Sea Front – Claire Lamond
Spectators – Ross Hogg

Best Short Film
Colours – Graham Fitzpatrick, Sarah Drummond - Screen Productions
Exchange and Mart – Cara Connolly, Martin Clark, Phoebe Grigor, Maeve McMahon - Hopscotch Films, DigiCult
Getting On – Ewan Stewart, Liam Stewart, Maeve McMahon - Foundling Films

Best Documentary
From Scotland with Love
The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins
Keys to the Castle

Best Television Actor (sponsored by The Corinthian Club)
Mark Bonnar – Line of Duty
Douglas Henshall – Shetland
David Tennant – The Escape Artist

Best Television Actress
Laurie Brett – Waterloo Road
Shirley Henderson – Southcliffe
Sharon Rooney – My Mad Fat Diary

Best Writer Film/ Television (sponsored by Creative Scotland)
Jonathan Asser – Starred Up
Brian Limond – Limmy’s Show! Christmas Special!
David Wolstencroft – The Escape Artist

Best Comedy/ Entertainment Programme (sponsored by Inverarity Morton)
Limmy’s Show! Christmas Special! (BBC Two Scotland)
Miller’s Mountain (BBC One Scotland)
Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC One)

Best Current Affairs Programme
Blethering Referendum (BBC One Scotland)
Dave: Loan Ranger (Channel 4)
Panorama: All in a Good Cause (BBC One)

Best Factual Series (sponsored by Deloittes)
Britain’s Whale Hunters: The Untold Story (BBC Four)
Clydebuilt: Ships That Built The Commonwealth (BBC Two Scotland)
The Story of Women and Art (BBC Two)

Best Children’s Programme
All Over the Place Australia (CBBC)
The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC)
Katie Morag (CBeebies)

Best Features/Factual Entertainment Programme
Dream Me Up Scotty (BBC One Scotland)
I Belong to Glasgow (BBC One Scotland)
Location, Location, Location (Channel 4)

Best Video Game
Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games
Monster Legacy – Outplay Entertainment
Solar Flux HD – Firebrand Games