Five nominations for hit thriller at Baftas
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.