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Saturday 23 September 2017

DJ Bowman to host Scottish Baftas

Edith Bowman said she is looking forward to finding out the winners of the Scottish Baftas
Edith Bowman said she is looking forward to finding out the winners of the Scottish Baftas

Radio presenter Edith Bowman will host this year's Scottish Baftas, with Ken Loach film The Angels' Share leading the way in the nominations.

The film, which earned the director the Jury Prize at this year's Cannes festival, is up for four awards at the Baftas in Glasgow next month.

It will compete in the categories of best feature film, Paul Laverty for best writer, and Paul Brannigan and Siobhan Reilly for best actor and actress.

Kevin Bridges' television show What's The Story? is nominated for best comedy/entertainment programme. The comedian, who played to a packed SECC in Glasgow last month, is also up for best writer for the series.

Gregor Fisher and Elaine C Smith go head to head in the best television actor/actress category for their roles as husband and wife in Rab C Nesbitt.

The British Academy Scotland Awards honour the best Scottish talent in film, television and video games.

Edith said: "The event is a brilliant showcase of the moving image industries and highlights the wealth of talent here in Scotland.

"Over the past year Scotland has cemented its reputation as a leading player in film, TV and game production. So much fantastic work has been produced and I'm very excited to see who wins from the list of nominees."

Director of Bafta in Scotland Jude MacLaverty said: "The British Academy Scotland Awards is all about rewarding excellence in the industry, and this year's nominations reflect the sheer breadth of talent, creativity, and originality here in Scotland."

The winners will be announced at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Sunday November 18.

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