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Last King's medic on Bafta list
James McAvoy
James McAvoy is competing against Jack Nicholson, among others
Scottish actor James McAvoy has been nominated in the best supporting actor category in this year's Baftas.

McAvoy, from Glasgow, was put forward for the ward for his role as a medic who befriends Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.

The movie has been nominated in the best film category and Forest Whitaker, who plays Amin, for best actor.

Andrea Arnold, who made the Glasgow-based film Red Road, appears in the best new British director category.

The Last King of Scotland is joined in the best film category by Babel, The Departed, Little Miss Sunshine and The Queen.

In addition to McAvoy, the best supporting actor category includes Leslie Phillips for Venus, Michael Sheen for The Queen and Jack Nicholson for The Departed.

The awards ceremony will take place on 11 February in the new venue of London's Royal Opera House.

The nominations were announced at Bafta headquarters in Piccadilly, central London.


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