The 2016 BAFTA Scotland awards have been announced and both Doctor Who and Sherlock have received nominations.

Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi has been shortlisted in the Best Actor Television category alongside Douglas Henshall for Shetland and Outlander’s Sam Heughan.

While Director Douglas Mackinnon ‏receives a nomination for his work on Sherlock: The Abominable Bride who is up against Michael Kellor for Line of Duty and Jan Matthys for Shetland. Mackinnon has also played a huge part in the creation of Doctor Who over the years getting behind the camera for such episodes as ‘The Power of Three’, ‘Listen’ and the 2015 Christmas Special ‘The Husbands of River Song’.

Other nominees in the 2016 BAFTA Scotland awards includes Brian Cox for Best Actor Film for his role in ‘The Carer’, Caitriona Balfe for ‘Outlander’, the production team behind the ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys 2015 Christmas special’ (Comedy Entertainment) and ‘Shetland’ (Best Television Drama).

The winners of the 2016 BAFTA Scotland awards will be announced at a glittering ceremony on Sunday 6th November at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow, hosted by Edith Bowman.

You can find a full list of nominations at the BAFTA website.


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.


  1. About time. Of course Peter kept his clothes on so he’ll probably lose to one of the Outlander guys but at least he got a nomination, though I’d have preferred a national BAFTA nomination. Still, it’s high time the best male performance on UK TV in 2015 got some recognition.


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