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Matt Palmer’s Highlands-set thriller Calibre has garnered five BAFTA Scotland nominations. 

The film’s three stars took all three spots in the best film actor category, for Screen Stars of Tomorrow Jack Lowden (2014) and Martin McCann (2007), as well as for Tony Curran. Palmer has also been nominated for best fiction director, and best writer for film/television. However the film missed out on a best feature film nomination. 

Full list of nominations below

Lowden and McCann play childhood friends who find themselves backed into a corner by locals when tragedy befalls their hunting trip to a remote part of Scotland.

Calibre won the Michael Powell award for best British feature film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June. It was released globally on Netflix the following day (June 29).

BAFTA Scotland rewards the best talent in film, TV and games produced in Scotland over the last year. Eligible films must have a “strong Scottish connection”, according to a BAFTA Scotland spokesperson. This means they can be funded, produced, co-produced and/or shot in Scotland. Scottish individuals in non-Scottish films are also eligible. 

The best film actress nominees are Ella Hunt for Anna And The Apocalypse, Shauna Macdonald for White Chamber and Siân Phillips for Voyageuse.

Last month Hunt was named Screen and FrightFest’s Genre Rising Star for her role in John McPhail’s zombie Christmas musical.

Anna And The Apocalypse has also been nominated for best feature film, alongside Felipe Bustos Sierra’s documentary Nae Pasaran and Karen Gillan’s directorial debut The Party’s Just Beginning.

The BAFTA Scotland awards take place on November 4 in Glasgow. Last year’s awards saw Danny Boyle’s T2 Trainspotting take three prizes - best film, best director and best film actor for Ewen Bremner.

BAFTA Scotland 2018 nominations

Film actor

  • Tony Curran - Calibre
  • Jack Lowden - Calibre
  • Martin Mccann - Calibre

Film actress

  • Ella Hunt - Anna And The Apocalypse
  • Shauna Macdonald - White Chamber
  • Siân Phillips - Voyageuse

Feature film

  • Anna And The Apocalypse - Naysun Alae-Carew, Nicholas Crum, Tracy Jarvis, John Mcphail, Alan Mcdonald (Blazing Griffin)
  • Nae Pasaran - Felipe Bustos Sierra, Colin Monie, Peter Keith, Patrick Neil Doyle (Debasers Filums)
  • The Party’s Just Beginning - Karen Gillan, Mali Elfman, R. Andru Davies, Claire Mundell (Mt Hollywood Films/Synchronicity Films)

Writer, Film/Television 

  • Armando Iannucci - The Death Of Stalin
  • David Kane - Shetland
  • Matt Palmer - Calibre

Director – Factual

  • John Maclaverty - Scotland 78: A Love Story
  • Matt Pinder - Violent Men: Behind Bars
  • Felipe Bustos Sierra - Nae Pasaran

Director – Fiction 

  • Armando Iannucci - The Death Of Stalin
  • Colm Mccarthy - Black Mirror: Black Museum
  • Matt Palmer - Calibre

Actor Television

  • Douglas Henshall - Shetland
  • Chris Reilly - The Last Post
  • Jonathan Watson - Two Doors Down

Actress Television

  • Morven Christie - The A Word
  • Kiran Sonia Sawar - Black Mirror: Crocodile
  • Elaine C Smith - Two Doors Down


  • Scottish Cup - Production Team - Once Were Farmers
  • Short Changed - Zoë Hutber, Denisa Uherová
  • Widdershins - Simon Biggs, Will Adams - Scottish Film Talent Network


  • Armchair Detectives - Production Team – Tiger Aspect Productions/Bbc One
  • Last Commanders - Toby Stevens, Ryan Meloy, Louise Brown - Omg Scotland/Panda Television/Cbbc
  • Raven - Production Team - BBC Scotland Children’s/CBBC

Features & Factual Series

  • Class Of Mum And Dad - Production Team – Firecracker Scotland/Channel 4
  • The Force: The Story Of Scotland’s Police - Sarah Howitt, Mick Mcavoy, Alison Pinkney, Shiona Mccubbin – Stv Productions/Bbc One
  • Violent Men: Behind Bars - Matt Pinder, Liam Mcardle, Iain Scollay, Nicole Kleeman – Firecrest Films/Channel 4


  • Beckett - Production Team - The Secret Experiment
  • Cobi Hoops 2 - Production Team - Cobra Mobile
  • Ooo: Ascension - Kenny Creanor, Bobby Farmer, Tony Mcbride (Extra Mile Studios)

Short Film

  • I Was Here - Joe Carter, Morna Pearson, Dave Gillies, Susannah Armitage (Scottish Film Talent Network)
  • My Loneliness Is Killing Me - Tim Courtney, Michael Richardson, Siobhan Fahey, Stuart Condy (Scottish Film Talent Network)
  • Slap - Simone Smith - Wild Room

Single Documentary

  • Breadline Kids -  Louise Pirie, Audrey Mccolligan, Iain Scollay, Nicole Kleeman (Firecrest Films/Bbc One Scotland)
  • Life Behind Bars: Visiting Hour - Production Team - Chalkboard/Channel 4
  • Scotland 78: A Love Story - Production Team - Img Productions Scotland/Bbc One Scotland

Specialist Factual

  • The Cancer Hospital - Andrew Abbott, Louise Lockwood, Iain Scollay - Firecrest Films/Bbc One Scotland
  • Imagine…Rupert Everett: Born To Be Wilde - Production Team - Bbc Studios, Pacific Quay Productions/Bbc One
  • Trust Me, I’m A Doctor - Mental Health Special - Production Team - Bbc Studios, Science Unit/Bbc Two

Television Scripted

  • Scot Squad - Jack Docherty, Joe Hullait, Rab Christie, Iain Davidson - The Comedy Unit/Bbc One Scotland
  • Shetland - Production Team - Silverprint Pictures/Bbc One
  • Trust Me - Production Team - Red Production Company/Bbc One