With a TV series as great and popular as Starz’s “Outlander” it is safe to assume that it will get numerous awards. However, sometimes things have a way of not turning out how you expect it to be. “Outlander” has just been snubbed in a recent awards ceremony held in Scotland and the Sam Heughan who plays Jamie Fraser didn’t hesitate to express his disappointment.
Mysteriously, even though “Outlander” has garnered successful ratings during its first season, the series didn’t make it on the list of nominations for the 20th BAFTA awards.
Heughan didn’t miss the chance to voice out what’s on his mind on his Twitter account. He first congratulated the shows that made it on the list and then he later on expressed his disappointment towards the exclusion of his show.
“Congratulations all BAFTAScotaland nominee! Personally, disappointed ‘Outlander’ overlooked. Having brought much to ScotTV/tourist industry.”
— Sam Heughan (@SamHeughan) October 14, 2015
Well, he does have a point. “Outlander” Season 1 was filmed in Scotland and it is to begin filming the second half of Season 2 back in Scotland again. The BAFTA awards celebrated the top shows in various categories and “Outlander” did meet all the requirements to be qualified for a nomination, which is why it is unclear why the series has been excluded from the list.
According to Inquistr, the director of BAFTA awards in Scotland Jude MacLaverty addressed the issue.
“There are only 3 nominations for Best TV Drama and that’s the three the jurors to put forward. We can’t get inside a juror’s head. ‘Outlander’ was eligible and it was entered but it was up to the jury and it was a fair transparent process,” MacLaverty said.
Also, “Outlander” has become beneficial to the tourism of Scotland. In fact, according to the Daily Record, the show has a huge role in the rise of Scotland’s tourism estimating to 40 million. Indeed, it is disappointing that the series didn’t make it to the list.
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