Five nom­i­na­tions for hit thriller at Baf­tas

The Herald on Sunday - - NEWS -

THE Scot­tish Baf­tas roll in to Glas­gow tonight – and thriller Cal­i­bre is lead­ing the nom­i­na­tions chart.

The film, set around a High­lands hunt­ing trip, five nom­i­na­tions, ahead of de­tec­tive drama Shet­land, with three.

Christ­mas zom­bie mu­si­cal Anna And The Apoca­lypse, Ar­mando Ian­nucci’s The Death Of Stalin, doc­u­men­tary fea­ture Nae Pasaran, com­edy Two Doors Down and fac­tual pro­grammes Vi­o­lent Men: Be­hind Bars and Scot­land 78: A Love Story have all re­ceived two.

Tony Cur­ran, Jack Low­den and Martin McCann, all stars of Cal­i­bre, are nom­i­nated in the male film ac­tor cat­e­gory.

The TV ac­tor short­list is Shet­land’s Dou­glas Hen­shall, Chris Reilly of the Last Post, and Jonathan Wat­son, who stars in Two Doors Down.

Fe­male film nom­i­na­tions are Ella Hunt for Anna And The Apoca­lypse, Shauna Mac­Don­ald for White Cham­ber, and Sian Phillips for Voyageuse.

In the fe­male TV line-up are Mor­ven Christie for the A Word, Ki­ran So­nia Sawar of Black Mir­ror: Crocodile, and Elaine C Smith for Two Doors Down.

Awards host Edith Bow­man said: “It’s great to shout about Scot­tish tal­ent. It can only then en­cour­age a new gen­er­a­tion of cre­atives to come through and be those direc­tors, writ­ers and be in all those crews that are in such high de­mand be­cause there’s so much be­ing made in Scot­land.

Bafta Scot­land di­rec­tor Jude MacLaverty hailed the va­ri­ety within the nom­i­na­tions, which in­clude short films, fea­ture films, dra­mas, doc­u­men­taries, come­dies and also games.

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