Glasgow, 13 April 2016 - The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Scotland Awards 2016.
Chaired by April Chamberlain, the awards cover all forms of production in Scotland, recognising excellence and innovation across a range of genres and crafts.
This year sees Lachlan Goudie (The Story of Scottish Art), Elaine C. Smith (Burdz Eye View) and Emma Baker (Border Life) compete for the On Screen Personality of the Year Award, while last year’s Television Journalist of the Year, STV’s Bernard Ponsonby, will try and make it two-in-a-row, as he battles it out with BBC Scotland’s Mark Daly and ITV’s Peter MacMahon to pick-up the accolade.
The Gamechangers (BBC Scotland Science), River City (BBC Scotland) and Stonemouth (BBC Scotland / Slate North) are nominated for the Drama Award while Burnistoun’s Big Night (The Comedy Unit and Bold Yin), Only An Excuse? 2015 (The Comedy Unit) and Radges (BBC) are nominated for the Best Comedy Award.
In the News and Current Affairs Categories, Carmichael Trial (STV Glasgow), is up against STV News at Six – Central (STV) and Reporting Scotland (BBC Scotland News & Current Affairs) for the Best News Programme Award, while Scotland What Next? (STV News – Central), BBC Scotland Investigates: Catch Me If You Can (BBC Scotland) and BBC Scotland Investigates: The Dog Factory (BBC Scotland) are all up for the Best Current Affairs Award.
For factual, Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It (Raise The Roof) is up against Supershoppers (Firecrest Films) and Trust Me, I’m A Doctor (BBC Scotland Science) for Best Factual Entertainment and Features; Finestripe Productions has two nominations in the Best History Programme category, with Quintinshill: Britain’s Deadliest Rail Disaster and The Day They Dropped The Bomb competing with Scotland’s War at Sea (BBC Scotland); and Britain's Benefit Tenants (IWC Media), Earth's Natural Wonders: Living on the Edge (BBC Scotland Science) and Transplant Tales (Matchlight) are nominated for the Best Documentary and Specialist Factual Award. Handmade (BBC Scotland Arts Production), Blood and Glitter: 70 Years of the Citizens Theatre and Dance to Freedom (IWC Media) are up for the Best Arts Programme Award.
The Award winners will be announced at a ceremony, hosted by Catriona Shearer and Sanjeev Kohli, on Wednesday 25 May at the Oran Mor, Glasgow.
For a full list of awards nominees, click here.
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