ACTORS Olivia Colman, Christian Bale, Rachel Weisz and Richard E Grant are leading the Oscar nominations, with Scotland also celebrating, featuring in three nominated films.

Glenn Close has been nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Wife, which was shot on location in Scotland at the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian, Hutcheson’s Hall in Glasgow and in Dumfries.

Mary Queen of Scots is nominated for Costume Design and Make-up and Hairstyling. The film was shot across locations in Scotland, including Strathdon, Glencoe, Glen Feshie, Blackness Castle and Seacliff, in East Lothian.

Avengers: Infinity War is nominated for Visual Effects. It was filmed in Edinburgh using locations including the Royal Mile and sets in the 31 Bath Road building in Leith.

During a ceremony in Los Angeles yesterday, Colman’s regal black comedy The Favourite and Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white epic Roma each picked up 10 nods, more than any other film.

They are both nominated in the best picture category, alongside A Star Is Born, Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Vice and Green Book.

Colman earned a best actress nomination for her starring role in The Favourite, while Bale was recognised in the actor category for his portrayal of controversial former US vice president Dick Cheney in Vice.

Bale is up against Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born, Willem Dafoe for At Eternity’s Gate, Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody, and Viggo Mortensen in Green Book.

Colman is in a category alongside Glenn Close for The Wife, Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born, Yalitza Aparicio for Roma, and Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Colman’s The Favourite co-star Weisz also picked up a nomination the supporting actress category.

She is up against Amy Adams for Vice, Marina de Tavira for Roma, Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk, and Emma Stone, also for The Favourite.

Grant is nominated in the best supporting actor category for Can You Ever Forgive Me? He is up against Sam Rockwell for Vice, Adam Driver for BlacKkKlansman, Sam Elliott for A Star Is Born, and Mahershala Ali for Green Book.

The awards will take place on February 24.