Vigil and Guilt on shortlist as BAFTA Scotland Award nominees announced

A glittering ceremony will be held on November 20.

Talent showcased as BAFTA Scotland Award nominees announced with Vigil and Guilt leading lists BAFTA

The nominations for the BAFTA Scotland Awards have been unveiled with hit TV shows Vigil and Guilt leading the shortlist.

The awards honour excellence and celebrate talent across Scotland’s film, games, and television industry.

The glittering awards ceremony returns next month hosted by Edith Bowman at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central on Sunday, November 20, where she will be joined by a host of stars to announce the winners on the night.

The 2022 nominations include six-part series Vigil with Suranne Jones up for the Actress Television award.

The nominations for the BAFTA Scotland Awards were unveiled on Wednesday.BAFTA

Two of the police thriller show’s directors Isabelle Sieb and James Strong made the shortlist for the Director – Fiction award, while the production team is nominated for the Television Scripted award.

Vigil writer Tom Edge is one of three nominees in the running for the Writer Film/Television award.

Scottish thriller series Guilt is also in the running for three awards, with Phyllis Logan up for Actress Television, the production team shortlisted for Television Scripted and Neil Forsyth up for Writer Film/Television.

Films Benediction, Our Ladies and The Hunt for Bible John have each received two nominations.

Joining Bowman at the awards will be comedian and actor Sanjeev Kohli, who will speak with stars on the red carpet.

The ceremony will be available to watch live on BAFTA’s YouTube channel, followed by a highlights programme on BBC Scotland later that evening. 

This year, the BAFTA Scotland Audience Award in partnership with Screen Scotland, also returns.

The public and a jury composed of the Scottish media have selected six individuals to compete for their favourite Scot On Screen. 

A public vote opens on Wednesday, October 12 for three weeks, and the winner will be announced at the ceremony.

Bowman said; “I can’t believe I get to host the wonderful BAFTA Scotland awards again, it’s a genuine honour. The list of nominees are not just impressive but inspiring, the wealth of creative talent and craft that exists in Scotland makes me so proud. I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone on November 20.” 

Jude MacLaverty, director of BAFTA Scotland said: “The strength and breadth of this year’s nominations are testament to the dedicated, creative and extraordinarily talented people working in the Scottish screen industries. 

“Yet, 2022 remains an uncertain and challenging time for the sector, and as an arts charity we understand the incredible financial pressures that organisations and individuals are currently facing.  

“In showcasing and celebrating all the nominees at the ceremony next month, the BAFTA Scotland Awards will be an opportunity to reiterate the case for support and recognition of Scotland’s incredible creative community and its phenomenal output.” 

The full list of nominees can be viewed on the BAFTA website.

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