Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner are set to battle it out for Scottish BAFTA honours for their performances in T2 Trainspotting.
The three stars, who reunited two decades after their appearance in the original hit, are the sole nominees in the best film actor category.
Director Danny Boyle will also be in the running for glory when Scotland’s answer to the Oscars is held in Glasgow on 5 November. And the long-awaited sequel to the iconic 1996 film is also the hot favourite in the feature film category.
However Still Game’s return to the nation’s TV screens last autumn after a nine-year hiatus was snubbed in the nominations. The first episode attracted 1.3 million viewers.
A change in BAFTA Scotland’s rules meant sitcoms were dropped from the entertainment category this year. The move meant comedy shows were judged against drama for the first time for the new scripted television award.
Two crime dramas have been shortlisted for that award - In Plain Sight, which was based on the real-life serial killer Peter Manuel, and The Replacement, a psychological thriller set revolving around rival workers in an architectural practice. Also shortlisted is another BBC Scotland comedy, suburban sitcom Two Doors Down, which stars starring Elaine C Smith, Sharon Rooney and Alex Norton.
BAFTA Scotland has defended the snub for Still Game following the rules change in its rules for the entertainment category, which was still open to chat shows, music programmes, variety shows, game shows, sketch shows and children’s entertainment. All Round to Mrs Brown’s, a talk show featuring the characters from the sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys, is in the running for the entertainment award.
BAFTA Scotland director Jude MacLaverty said: “Still Game wouldn’t have been eligible for the entertainment category this year.
“Comedy shows are now judged for the scripted television award. The three nominations that are there are three fantastic shows. You can’t take anything away from Two Doors Down, which is also produced by BBC Scotland.”
Edith Bowman, who is hosting the awards ceremony next month, added: “They can’t be disappointed. Still Game has had so many nominations and awards. There are other things out there. You can’t see into the minds of the jurors.”
Martin Compston and Douglas Henshall, who starred opposite each other in In Plain Sight, will compete for the best TV actor prize with Unforgiven star Mark Bonnar.
Morven Christie, Laura Fraser and Juliet Stevenson will compete against each other for their respective roles in The Replacement, The Missing and One of Us.
Ms MacLaverty added: "The wealth, quality and diversity of this year’s nominees is very exciting and we look forward to welcoming everyone for another fantastic evening."
FULL LIST OF NOMINEES
ACTOR FILM sponsored by Audi
EWEN BREMNER T2 Trainspotting
ROBERT CARLYLE T2 Trainspotting
EWAN MCGREGOR T2 Trainspotting
MARK BONNAR Unforgotten
MARTIN COMPSTON In Plain Sight
DOUGLAS HENSHALL In Plain Sight
ACTRESS FILM sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics
KATE DICKIE Prevenge
FREYA MAVOR Modern Life Is Rubbish
DEIRDRE MULLINS The Dark Mile
MORVEN CHRISTIE The Replacement
LAURA FRASER The Missing
JULIET STEVENSON One of Us
HOME MATTERS Production Team - Playdead
LIFE CYCLES Ross Hogg
SPINDRIFT Selina Wagner, Anna Thomson, Mike Vass
EÒRPA SPECIAL – GUANTANAMO DETAINEES Rebecca MacLennan, Maureen MacLeod, Angela MacLean, Neil MacIsaac - BBC/BBC Alba
THE INSIDERS' GUIDE TO THE MENOPAUSE Shiona McCubbin, May Miller - Maramedia/BBC Scotland
WHO CARES Elizabeth Partyka, Donald John MacDonald, Peter Steele, Rebecca Curran - STV
DIRECTOR – FACTUAL
DARREN HERCHER Sighthill
LOUISE LOCKWOOD Fair Isle: Living on the Edge
JOHN MACLAVERTY Glasgow 1967: The Lisbon Lions
DIRECTOR – FICTION sponsored by Taittinger
DANNY BOYLE T2 Trainspotting
HOPE DICKSON LEACH The Levelling
TOM VAUGHAN Victoria
ALL ROUND TO MRS BROWN’S Production Team - Hungry Bear Media Limited/BocPix Limited/BBC One
THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK Production Team - BBC/CBBC
ROBOT WARS Production Team - Mentorn Scotland/BBC Two
FEATURES & FACTUAL SERIES
THE COUNCIL Elspeth O'Hare, Jennifer Gilroy, Stephen Bennett - IWC Media/BBC One
FAIR ISLE: LIVING ON THE EDGE Louise Lockwood, Jo Roe, Stewart Houston, Jonathan Seal - BBC/BBC One
PRISON: FIRST AND LAST 24 HOURS Michael McAvoy, Louise Say, David Marshall - STV Productions/Sky 1
ACCIDENTAL ANARCHIST John Archer, Clara Glynn, Berny McGurk - Hopscotch Films
DONKEYOTE Chico Pereira, Sonja Henrici, Julian Schwanitz - SDI Productions
T2 TRAINSPOTTING Danny Boyle, John Hodge, Andrew Macdonald, Christian Colson - DNA Films/Decibel Films/Cloud Eight Films
BRUT@L Production Team - Stormcloud Games
RED'S KINGDOM Production Team - Cobra Mobile Limited
STORIES UNTOLD Jon McKellan, Omar Khan, Graeme McKellan, Geoff Angus - No Code
1745 Morayo Akandé, Gordon Napier, John McKay - Scottish Film Talent Network
THE INESCAPABLE ARRIVAL OF LAZLO PETUSHKI Sven Werner, David Brown - Scottish Film Talent Network
PLASTIC MAN Yulia Kovanova, Tracey Fearnehough, Ian Dodds, Anthea Harvey
BILLY CONNOLLY: PORTRAIT OF A LIFETIME Pauline Law, Liam McArdle, Mandy Weller, Billy Connolly - BBC/BBC Scotland
GLASGOW 1967: THE LISBON LIONS John MacLaverty, Alex Gale, Hazel Irvine, David Martin - IMG Productions Scotland/BBC Scotland
SIGHTHILL Darren Hercher - Darren Hercher Films/BBC Scotland
SPECIALIST FACTUAL sponsored by Deloitte
FRANCIS BACON: A BRUSH WITH VIOLENCE Richard Curson Smith, Franny Moyle, Lucy Evans, Andrew Quigley - IWC Media/BBC Two
THE MARVELLOUS WORLD OF ROALD DAHL Pauline Law, Andrew Thompson, Jonathan Seal - BBC/BBC Two
SCOTLAND AND THE KLAN Production Team - Matchlight/BBC Scotland
IN PLAIN SIGHT Simon Heath, Gillian McNeill, Nick Stevens, John Strickland - World Productions/ Finlaggan Films/ITV
THE REPLACEMENT Joe Ahearne, Nicole Cauverien, Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie - Left Bank Pictures/BBC One
TWO DOORS DOWN Catherine Gosling Fuller, Sasha Ransome, Simon Carlyle, Gregor Sharp - BBC/BBC Two
WRITER FILM/TELEVISION sponsored by Creative Scotland
JOE AHEARNE The Replacement
SIMON CARLYLE, GREGOR SHARP Two Doors Down
HOPE DICKSON LEACH The Levelling