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Malawian actress gets Bafta Scotland 2020 nomination

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FLASHBACK—Lois Chimimba attending the Up Next Gala held at the National Theatre, South Bank, London

A Malawian actress based in United Kingdom Lois Chimimba has been nominated for a prestigious award in this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) in Scotland.

The nominations were announced recently.

Bafta honour the best talent in film, games and television produced in Scotland.

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The highlights from the 2020 nominations include Chimimba, who is the first time nominee for the film titled Group. She has been nominated in the Best Actress category.

Chimimba said Suunday have been that her parents come from Monkey Bay.

Her mother said yesterday that they lived in the country until Lois was 16 months and returned in 2004 and 2016.

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The other first time nominees are Mirren Mack for The Nest and Jamie Sives for Guilt.

According to eveningexpress.co.uk, nominations for Bafta Scotland 2020 includes six for the new audience-chosen award.

It further, adds that the ceremony, which includes two Outstanding Contribution Awards and the new Audience Award, will be presented at the digital ceremony on December 8 2020.

The Evening Express also reports that the event will see Edith Bowman host a socially distanced, closed studio show alongside Sanjeev Kohli and other guest presenters.

Bowman said: “I am very excited to be returning to host the British Academy Scotland Awards, albeit for a slightly different show this year.

“Now, more than ever, it is vital that we celebrate and recognise the achievements of the country’s film, games and television industries, reminding everyone of the importance and enjoyment of the arts.”

Members of the public are expected to cast their vote until November 18 on the Bafta Scotland website www.bafta.org/scotland.

Other highlights include five further nominations for thriller series Guilt and four nominations for the film Elizabeth Is Missing.

Jude MacLaverty, director of Bafta Scotland, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be announcing our British Academy Scotland Award nominations, which highlight the phenomenal level of talent and creativity in the film, game and television industries within Scotland”.

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