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In The Loop tops Scots Bafta list

Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker in In The Loop
Capaldi is nominated for his role as spin doctor Malcolm Tucker

Political satire In The Loop has been nominated for three awards at the Scottish Baftas.

The film starred Peter Capaldi, who has been nominated for best actor, while Armando Ianucci received a best director nomination.

Ianucci also received a nomination for best writing alongside his colleagues Jesse Armstrong and Simon Blackwell.

The awards, which celebrates the best of Scottish film, TV and multimedia, will be held in Glasgow on 8 November.

Among the other nominations for the awards are Richard Jobson's thriller New Town Killers, which will take on Kurdi and Crying With Laughter for the feature film award.

Internationally renowned

The male TV actor category will be one of the most keenly contested, with David Tennant nominated for Dr Who, Robert Carlyle for The Unloved and Bill Paterson for Spanish Flu - The Forgotten Fallen.

Nominees for the female acting in TV award are Holby City star Stella Gonet, Daniela Nardini for New Town and Lindsay Duncan for Margaret.

Scotland's internationally renowned multimedia industry saw Championship Manager 2010 Express receive a nomination in the game category, where it will take on Low Grav Racer and Flock.

Several BBC Scotland productions have been nominated, including A History of Scotland for best factual series.

BBC Scotland Investigates: Scotland's Brand New Bank, Eorpa and Panorama - Britain's Homecare Scandal have all been nominated in the news and current affairs category, while River City was nominated for best TV drama.



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