A directorial debut by an Edinburgh filmmaker has topped the BAFTA Scotland Awards nominations after the list was announced on Wednesday.
Aftersun, the debut feature film by breakthrough director Charlotte Wells, received five nominations at the prestigious awards including Feature Film and Director Fiction while Academy Award nominee Paul Mescal and West Lothian star Frankie Corio who starred in the feature film are up for the Actor and Actress Film awards respectively.
The Val McDermid novel adaptation by ITV Karen Pirie, and BBC drama Mayflies each received three nominations, while My Old School starring Alan Cumming and documentary Three Mothers, Two Babies and a Scandal each received two nominations.
First-time nominees Corio and Lucy Halliday are nominated this year for their debut on-screen performances, with Corio being the youngest BAFTA Scotland nominee ever.
The glittering ceremony will take place this year in Glasgow at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, with Edith Bowman returning to host the ceremony.
She said: “I am over the moon to be asked back to host this year’s BAFTA Scotland Awards, it’s an honour to celebrate and shine a spotlight on brilliant Scottish talent, both behind and in front of the camera…an evening that always fills me with pride and has me skipping out the door completely inspired.”
Jude MacLaverty, director of BAFTA Scotland said: “It’s a great source of pride to be able to bring our creative community together and celebrate another exceptional year in film and television. Our nominations this year reflect the incredible standard of work and creativity that is possible with support for, and investment in, the Scottish screen industries, and the individuals who are committed to telling stories that can reach and resonate globally.
“From first-time nominations for debut performances, to beloved screen veterans, it is so encouraging to see such a diverse range amongst our nominees. Congratulations to all and we can’t wait to celebrate our nominees and winners at the BAFTA Scotland Awards on Sunday November 19.”
Also returning to the red carpet is comedian and actor Sanjeev Kohli, who will be chatting to stars as they arrive, with coverage on BAFTA Scotland’s social media commencing at 3.30pm.
The full ceremony will be available to watch live on BAFTA’s YouTube channel from 5.30pm followed by a highlights programme on BBC Scotland later that evening.
The BAFTA Scotland Audience Award for Favourite Scot on Screen (in partnership with Screen Scotland), the only BAFTA Scotland Award voted on by the public, also returns for 2023.
Nominees for the Audience Award will be announced on Monday October 16 with the public vote opening for two weeks.
A jury composed of key players in Scottish media have selected the six individuals who will compete to be the public’s favourite Scot on Screen this year. The winner will be announced at the BAFTA Scotland Awards ceremony .
The BAFTA Scotland 2023 Outstanding Contribution Award honourees will be announced on Wednesday October 25.
The full list of nominations are as follows:
James Cosmo – My Sailor, My Love
Paul Mescal – Aftersun
Chinaza Uche – A Good Person
Frankie Corio – Aftersun
Lucy Halliday – Blue Jean
Sally Hawkins – The Lost King
Brian Cox – Succession
Tony Curran – Mayflies
Lewis Gribben – Somewhere Boy
Conor McCarron – Dog Days
Izuka Hoyle – Big Boys
Ashley Jensen – Mayflies
Lauren Lyke – Karen Pirie
Vinette Robinson – Six Four
Jono McLeod – My Old School
Alice McMahon-Major – Three Mothers, Two Babies and a Scandal
Matt Pinder – The Hunt for the World’s End Killers
Jon S. Baird – Tetris
Gareth Bryn – Karen Pirie
Charlotte Wells – Aftersun
Frankie Boyle’s Farewell to the Monarchy Production Team – Two Rivers Media/Channel 4
Richard Osman’s House of Games – Tamara Gilder, Breid McLoone, John Smith, Gemma Whitford – Remarkable TV/BBC Two
Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out Production Team – IWC Media/Channel 5
Fred West: The Glasgow Girls Production Team – IWC Media/Sky Crime
The Women Who Changed Modern Scotland Production Team – Two Rivers Media/BBC Scotland
Three Mothers, Two Babies and a Scandal Alice McMahon-Major, Nicole Kleeman, Vari Innes, Naomi Buchanan – Firecrest Films/Amazon Prime Video
Aftersun – Charlotte Wells, Mark Ceryak, Amy Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski
My Old School – Jono McLeod, John Archer, Olivia Lichtenstein, Berny McGurk
Winners – Hassan Nazer, Nadira Murray, Paul Welsh, Arash Seifie Jamadi
Designing the Hebrides Production Team – DSP/BBC Scotland
Kirstie and Phil’s Love it or List it – Kirstie Allsopp, Phil Spencer, Laura Harding, Jonny Wharton – Raise the Roof Productions/Channel 4
The Yorkshire Auction House – Craig Hunter, John Redshaw, Diccon Green, Sarah Forster – STV Studios/Really
Short Film & Animation
Clean – Miranda Stern, Reece Cargan
A Long Winter – Eilidh Munro, Finlay Pretsell
Shackle – Ainslie Henderson, Keith Duncan, Poppy Ackroyd, Will Anderson
The Mysterious Mr Lagerfeld – Michael Waldman, Lorraine McKechnie, David G Hill, Calum Leslie – Finestripe Productions/BBC Two
The Snowman: The Film that changed Christmas Production Team – Two Rivers Media/Channel 4
War and Justice: The Case of Marine A Production Team – Two Rivers Media, Uppercut Films/Channel 4
Becoming Frida Kahlo – James Rogan, Mark Hedgecoe, Nancy Bornat, Louise Lockwood – Rogan Productions/BBC One
Imagine…Douglas Stuart: Love, Hope and Grit – Linda Sands, Tanya Hudson, Alan Yentob, Ed Horne – BBC Studios/BBC One
What Killed the Whale? – Production Team – STV Studios/Channel 4
Guilt – Production Team – Expectation North, Happy Tramp North/BBC Scotland
Karen Pirie – Production Team – World Productions/ITV
Mayflies – Claire Mundell, Brian Kaczynski, Andrea Gibb, Peter Mackie Burns – Synchronicity Films/BBC One
Writer Film/Television in partnership with Screen Scotland
Neil Forsyth – The Gold
Charlotte Wells – Aftersun
Krysty Wilson-Cairns – The Good Nurse
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