Trainspotting Sequel Earns Five BAFTA Scotland Nominations

4 October 2017, 14:37

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Scottish film T2 Trainspotting has secured five nominations from Bafta Scotland in this year's awards shortlist.

The Danny Boyle-directed film leads the way with five nominations for Feature Film, Director Fiction and three nominations in the Actor Film category for Ewen Bremner, Robert Carlyle and Ewan McGregor's performances.

Following with three nominations each are In Plain Sight (Actor Television for Martin Compston and Douglas Henshall, and Television Scripted) and The Replacement (Actress Television, Television Scripted and Writer Film/Television).

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) in Scotland honours the best talent in film, television and games produced in Scotland over the last year.

The awards, which include two Outstanding Contribution awards, will be presented at this year's ceremony on November 5 at at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.

T2 Trainspotting also dominated the Actor Film category, with Ewen Bremner, Robert Carlyle and Ewan McGregor (T2 Trainspotting) each receiving a nomination for their work.

In the Actress Film category Kate Dickie (Prevenge), Freya Mavor (Modern Life is Rubbish) and Deirdre Mullins (The Dark Mile) competing for the award.

The Actor Television award will be contested by Mark Bonnar (Unforgotten), Martin Compston (In Plain Sight) and Douglas Henshall (In Plain Sight), as Morven Christie (The Replacement), Laura Fraser (The Missing) and Juliet Stevenson (One of Us) vie for the Actress Television title.

In a new category for 2017, Television Scripted, nominations include In Plain Sight, The Replacement and Two Doors Down.

Darren Hercher (Sighthill), Louise Lockwood (Fair Isle: Living on the Edge) and John MacLaverty (Glasgow 1967: The Lisbon Lions) are shortlisted for Director Factual and Danny Boyle (T2 Trainspotting), Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling) and Tom Vaughan (Victoria) for Director Fiction.

This year's Feature Film category sees Accidental Anarchist, Donkeyote and T2 Trainspotting all shortlisted, while Joe Ahearne (The Replacement), Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp (Two Doors Down) and Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling) compete in the Writer Film/Television award.

The Features and Factual Series category comprises The Council, Fair Isle: Living on the Edge and Prison: First and Last 24 Hours, while Brut@l, Red's Kingdom and Stories Untold are all up for the Game award.

All Round to Mrs Brown's, The Dog Ate My Homework, and Robot Wars complete this year's category for Entertainment.

The Current Affairs category sees Eorpa Special - Guantanamo Detainees, The Insiders' Guide to the Menopause and Who Cares all vie for the coveted award.

Broadcaster Edith Bowman, who is returning to host of the ceremony, said: "BaftaScotland play such an important role in supporting and nurturing creative talent and the British Academy Scotland Awards is a terrific platform to recognise these practitioners.

"I'm thrilled to be part of a celebration of the immense talent in Scotland and I can't wait to see who wins on the night."

Jude MacLaverty, director of Bafta Scotland, said: "The wealth, quality and diversity of this year's nominees is very exciting and we look forward to welcoming everyone for another fantastic evening on November 5.

"We're thrilled to have Edith back as this year's host, she is hugely passionate about recognising and celebrating the phenomenal work produced in Scotland."

Rosie Ellison, film manager at Film Edinburgh, added: "T2: Trainspotting was more than simply a film release, it was one of the major cultural events for Edinburgh and Scotland in 2017.

"Film Edinburgh and all of the local crew, location owners and businesses that supported the production in the city are absolutely thrilled to see T2 nominated no less than five times across three of the big Bafta Scotland Award categories."