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BAFTA Scotland 2014 nominees include James McAvoy, Jack O'Connell and Peter Mullan for Best Actor

Filth, Starred Up and Sunshine on Leith are nominated for Best Feature Film

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BAFTA Scotland 2014 nominees include James McAvoy, Jack O'Connell and Peter Mullan for Best Actor

James McAvoy in Filth

This year’s BAFTA Scotland nominations are in – and it looks like it’ll be a face-off between James McAvoy and Jack O’Connell. Both actors are up for Best Actor for their roles in Filth and Starred Up respectively, alongside Peter Mullan for his turn in Proclaimers musical Sunshine on Leith.

We loved McAvoy’s turn in Filth last year, which our reviewer Allan Hunter called ‘the best film adaptation of an Irvine Welsh novel since Trainspotting’. Starred Up also got a glowing review from our Film Reviews Editor Emma Simmonds, who called it ‘a gut-wrenching and insightful look at life behind bars’ and praised O’Connell – previously best known for his role as Cook in Skins – for an attention-grabbing performance.

Filth, Starred Up and Sunshine on Leith are all nominated for Best Feature Film too. Elsewhere, List Hot 100-er Freya Mavor gets a nod for Best Actress, for her role in Sunshine on Leith. And comedian Limmy (Sunday name: Brian Limond) gets two noms, for Writer Film/Television and Comedy/Entertainment Programme for Limmy’s Show! Christmas Special!

Rockstar Games’ lauded Grand Theft Auto V leads the nominations in the Game category and the delightful From Scotland With Love gets a look in for Single Documentary too.

The winners are announced on Sun 16 Nov. View the full list of nominees.

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