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‘Wild Rose’

Musical drama Wild Rose, featuring a breakout performance from Jessie Buckley, leads the pack at this year’s Bafta Scotland awards with three nominations.

Tom Harper’s film about a troubled young mother from Glasgow who dreams of being a country singer picked up a best actress nod for Screen Star of Tomorrow Buckley, best writer for Nicole Taylor and a nomination for best feature film.

The film took £2.89m at the UK box office when it was released in April, following a strong reaction at its Toronto world premiere.

Full list of nominations below

Buckley will be up against Shirley Henderson for her performance in biopic Stan & Ollie and Screen Star of Tomorrow Florence Pugh for her role in medieval Scottish drama Outlaw King.

Other titles up for best feature include Harry Wootliff’s romantic drama Only You and Freedom Fields, Naziha Arebi’s documentary about the creation of an all-women football team in post-revolution Libya.

Jack Lowden, another Screen Star of Tomorrow and last year’s Bafta Scotland winner for his performance in Calibre, has been nominated for best actor for his role in Mary Queen Of Scots. He will be up against Lorn Macdonald for his performance in coming-of-age drama Beats and Peter Mullan for his portrayal of a lighthouse keeper in drama The Vanishing.

The best director in the fiction category will be decided between Jon S. Baird for Stan & Ollie, Brian Welsh for Beats and Johnny Kenton for Inspector Morse prequel TV series Endeavour.

Bafta Scotland rewards the best talent in film, TV and games produced in Scotland over the last year. Eligible films must have been funded, produced, co-produced and/or shot in Scotland. Scottish individuals in non-Scottish films are also eligible.

The Bafta Scotland awards take place on November 3 in Glasgow. Last year’s awards saw Armando Iannucci win best fiction director and best writer for The Death Of Stalin while the best film was won by Nae Pasaran, a documentary about workers’ solidarity in the 1970s.

Bafta Scotland 2019 nominations

Actor Film

  • Jack Lowden - Mary Queen of Scots
  • Lorn Macdonald - Beats
  • Peter Mullan - The Vanishing

Actress Film

  • Jessie Buckley - Wild Rose
  • Shirley Henderson - Stan & Ollie
  • Florence Pugh - Outlaw King

Feature Film

  • Only You - Production team
  • Wild Rose - Tom Harper, Nicole Taylor, Faye Ward
  • Freedom Fields - Naziha Arebi, Flore Cosquer

Writer Film/Television

  • Jacquelin Perske - The Cry
  • Kirstie Swain - Pure
  • Nicole Taylor - Wild Rose

Director - Factual

  • Greg Clark - Real Kashmir F.C.
  • Louise Lockwood - Imagine… Hockney, The Queen And The Royal Peculiar
  • Matt Pinder - Murder Case

Director - Fiction

  • Jon S. Baird - Stan & Ollie
  • Johnny Kenton - Endeavour
  • Brian Welsh - Beats

Actor Television

  • Alex Ferns - Chernobyl
  • Ncuti Gatwa - Sex Education
  • Richard Madden - Bodyguard

Actress Television

  • Morven Christie - The Bay
  • Jenna Coleman - The Cry
  • Kelly Macdonald - The Victim


  • 4:3 - Ross Hogg, Robbie Gunn
  • The Fabric Of You - Josephine Lohoar Self, Calum Hart, Reetta Tihinen
  • Love, Death & Robots - Helping Hand - Tim Yeo, Caleb Bouchard

Current Affairs

  • Disclosure: Can Cannabis Save My Child? - Production team - BBC Scotland/BBC One Scotland
  • Disclosure: Suffer The Children - Production team - BBC Scotland/BBC One Scotland
  • Disclosure: Who Killed Emma? - Production team - BBC Scotland/BBC One Scotland


  • The Dog Ate My Homework - Production team - BBC Children’s/CBBC
  • Hogmanay Live - Production team - BBC Scotland/BBC One Scotland
  • Last Commanders - Toby Stevens, Louise Brown, Ryan Meloy – OMG Scotland/CBBC

Features & Factual Series

  • Getting Hitched: Asian Style - Production team - Firecracker Scotland/BBC One Scotland
  • Murder Case - Matt Pinder, Iain Scollay, Audrey Mccolligan, Paul Mcginness - Firecrest Films/BBC Scotland
  • Rogue to Wrestler - Production team - Firecracker Scotland/BBC One Scotland


  • Bloons Adventure Time TD - Production team - Ninja Kiwi
  • Observation - Production team - No Code
  • Socketeer - Tom Goodchild - Ice Beam

Short Film

  • Jealous Alan - Martin Clark, James Heath
  • Red Hill - Laura Carreira, Ramón Durman, Billy Mack
  • That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore - Hannah Currie, Beth Allen

Single Documentary

  • The Bank That Almost Broke Britain - Michael Mcavoy, Leo Burley, Lotte Murphy-Johnson - STV Productions/BBC Two
  • In Sight Of Home - The Iolaire Production team - BBC Scotland/BBC Two Scotland
  • Real Kashmir F.C. - Production team - Matchlight, Bodhi Media/BBC Scotland

Specialist Factual

  • Fashion’s Dirty Secrets - Wendy Rattray, Ted Oakes, Emeka Onono, Allanah Langstaff - Hello Halo Productions/BBC One
  • The Flu That Killed 50 Million - Production team - BBC Studios PQP/BBC Two
  • Yes/No: Inside the Indyref - Michael Mcavoy, Stephen Mcginty - STV Productions/BBC Scotland

Television Scripted

  • The Cry - Claire Mundell, Glendyn Ivin, Jacquelin Perske, Brian Kaczynski - Synchronicity Films/BBC One
  • Two Doors Down - Sasha Ransome, Catherine Gosling Fuller, Simon Carlyle, Gregor Sharpe - BBC Studios Scotland/BBC Two
  • The Victim - Production team - STV Productions/BBC One