BBC drama Shetland leads way in Bafta Scotland nominations


Bafta Scotland has announced the nominations for this year's British Academy Scotland Awards.

BBC Scotland drama Shetland is leading the field with four nominations and TV series Outlander has three.

The awards, including two Outstanding Contributions, will be presented by Edith Bowman at a ceremony in Glasgow on Sunday.

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Bafta Scotland said they recognised the best talent in film, television and games produced in Scotland last year.

Shetland has been nominated in the Actor Television, Director Film/Television, Television Drama and Writer Film/Television categories.

Outlander is up for awards in Actor Television, Actress Television and Television Drama.

Brian Cox joins Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden competing in the Actor Film category. Actress Film sees Kate Dickie, Ruth Negga and Alison Peebles all receive a nomination

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Image caption Edith Bowman is a returning host of the ceremony

A full list of nominations in all categories is available on the Bafta Scotland website.

Bowman, a returning host of the ceremony, said: "Scotland continues to produce world-class talent and is showing no signs of slowing down. I'm so excited to be part of celebrating this.

"The British Academy Scotland Awards is such an important platform to praise these incredible practitioners and, as you can see from this year's nominations, we're set for another incredible ceremony. I can't wait to see who wins on the night."

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