Sunday 23 April 2017

Mullan's Neds up for Bafta awards

Peter Mullan's film Neds gets four Scottish Bafta nods
Peter Mullan's film Neds gets four Scottish Bafta nods

The nominees for this year's Scottish Baftas have been announced with Peter Mullan's film Neds named in four categories.

Set in Glasgow in the 1970s, the movie tells the story of teenager John McGill who joins a gang.

Conor McCarron received a nomination in the best actor category for his portrayal of the teenager, with Mullan up for best writer and director and the film named in the feature film list.

Donkeys, a film about a man in working-class Glasgow, also received four nominations: two in the actor category, as well as a best director nod for Morag McKinnon and for best feature film.

The awards are back after a one-year break with a new name: the British Academy Scotland Awards.

Rab C Nesbitt, Limmy's Show and Burnistoun are in the running for the best entertainment programme.

The Scheme, a TV documentary charting the lives of people on a Kilmarnock housing estate, received a nomination for best factual series, competing with The Football Years: 1974 The Golden Generation and Neil Morrissey: Care Home Kid.

Crime thriller The Field Of Blood dominates the category for best actor or actress in television, with Peter Capaldi, Jayd Johnson and Ford Kiernan all receiving accolades for their roles. The drama picked up a fourth nomination, with David Kane named in the best writer category.

David MacKenzie received two nominations for best director and feature film for Perfect Sense, a film which sees a chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their senses.

Winners will be announced during a ceremony at Glasgow's Radisson Blu hotel on November 13.

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