Shetland series leads the way in Bafta nominations

Bafta Scotland has announced the nominations for this year’s British Academy Scotland Awards with BBC drama Shetland receiving four nominations.

The locally set and filmed crime drama, starring Douglas Henshall and based on a series of novels by Ann Cleeves, leads the pack with more nominations than any other show. The show is nominated in the Actor Television, Director Film/Television, Television Drama and Writer Film/Television categories.

The television series Outlander is close behind with three nominations.

The Scottish Baftas recognise the best talent in film, television and games produced in Scotland every year.

Edith 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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