Documentary feature film Anorac leads with six nominations
Netflix feature Apostle and S4C television drama Enid a Lucy each receive five nominations
19 first time nominees confirmed as record entries received
We have today announced today the nominations for the British Academy Cymru Awards, honouring excellence in broadcasting and production within film, games and television in Wales.
The announcement was made live for the third year running on Facebook by Elin Fflur.
The 28th ceremony will take place on 13 October 2019 at St David’s Hall, Cardiff and will be presented by Huw Stephens for a fifth year. The ceremony will feature a special guest performance and celebrity award presenters representing the best of the UK’s creative and media industries.
This year Awards will be presented across 24 production, performance, craft and game categories as well as two special awards for outstanding contributions to the international industry by Welsh individuals.
“This has been a great year for Welsh film, television and games production. The year to 31 March 2019, our entry period, saw a fantastic array of entertainment from Welsh companies and incoming productions choosing Wales as a base,” said BAFTA Cymru Director, Hannah Raybould
“This has resulted in a growth in entries – the highest on record – across all our craft, performance and production categories. The Awards ceremony on 13 October promises to be quite a night and we invite anyone with an interest in the Welsh industry to join us, find out more about the nominees and how they can be involved.”
Welsh language music travelogue feature film Anorac leads with six nominations. The film is nominated for Feature/Television Film while Huw Stephens is nominated for Presenter, and previous winner Madoc Roberts is nominated for Editing, Gruffydd Davies is nominated for Director: Factual; Joni Cray & Gruffydd Davies for Photography: Factual and Jules Davies receives his first BAFTA nomination for Sound.
Feature film Apostle, shot on location in South Wales, has received nominations for Actor for BAFTA winner Michael Sheen and Special and Visual Effects for Bait Studio with first-time nominations for Costume Design for Jane Spicer, Make Up and Hair for Claire Williams and Production Design for Thomas Pearce.
Drama series Enid a Lucy also receives 5 nominations with Eiry Thomas receiving her 5th nomination for Actress, Angharad Owen for Editing and BAFTA winner Rhys Powys for Director: Fiction. The series is also nominated for Television Drama and actor Steffan Cennydd receives a Breakthrough nomination for his role.
The latest series of Doctor Who receives 4 nominations - in the Actress category for first-time nominee Jodie Whittaker, Production Design for Arwel Wyn Jones who receives his 7th nomination; for Special and Visual Effects and for Television Drama.
Additional nominees in the Actress category are BAFTA winner Sian Gibson for Peter Kay’s Car Share and first-time nominee Gabrielle Creevey for In My Skin.
Additional nominees in the Actor category are Anthony Hopkins for King Lear, Celyn Jones for Manhunt and Matthew Rhys for Death and Nightingales.
Additional nominees for Feature/TV Film are debut productions Last Summer and Pink Wall.
Nominees in the Writer category are Andrew Davies for Les Miserables, Fflur Dafydd for 35 Awr, Owen Sheers for NHS To Provide all People and Russell T Davies for A Very English Scandal.
Rina Yang becomes the first female DOP nominated in the Cymru Awards’ Photography and Lighting: Fiction category.
The Television Drama category this year features 4 female-led storylines – Doctor Who, Enid a Lucy, In My Skin and On the Edge: Through the Gates.
Recipients of the Siân Phillips Award, sponsored by Bad Wolf and the BAFTA Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television, sponsored by Welsh Government will be announced at a celebratory Nominees Party early in October. Both Awards will be presented on 13 October at the ceremony.
The ceremony will be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube from St David’s Hall once again this year, with a special viewing event being held by New York Welsh at The Liberty in Manhattan.
Once again this year, BAFTA will be live-streaming interviews with guests and nominees from the red carpet to Facebook.
Returning sponsors and partners have been confirmed as AB Acoustics, Aberystwyth University, Acuity Law, Audi UK, Bad Wolf, BBC Cymru Wales, Bluestone Brewery, Buzz Magazine, Capital Law, Cardiff Council, Champagne Taittinger, Channel 4, Cuebox, Deloitte, DRESD, Elstree Light and Power, Film & TV School Wales, Genero, Gorilla, ITV Wales, Ken Picton Salon, Mad Dog 2020 Casting, Radisson Blu, San Pellegrino/Acqua Panna, S4C, St Davids Hall, Taylor Bloxham, The Social Club, Agency, Trosol, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Villa Maria, Waterstone Homes, Welsh Government, Working Word and Canolfan S4C yr Egin.
Find out more about the partners here
Tickets to attend the Champagne Taittinger reception, Awards and After Party are priced at £98 each and are available to the public and industry professionals from tickets.bafta.org.
BAFTA Cymru members are able to purchase tickets at a reduced rate of £68 each and those wishing to join BAFTA Cymru should visit www.bafta.org/wales for further information.
Nominations are correct at the time of going to print. BAFTA reserves the right to make changes to the names listed at any time up until 14 October 2018
Full list of British Academy Cymru Awards Nominees 2019
SIAN PHILLIPS AWARD (sponsored by Bad Wolf)
Announced on 3 October
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO TELEVISION (sponsored by Welsh Government)
Announced on 3 October
ACTOR (sponsored by AUDI)
ANTHONY HOPKINS as King Lear IN King Lear
CELYN JONES as Levi Bellfield IN Manhunt
MATTHEW RHYS as Billy Winters IN Death and Nightingales
MICHAEL SHEEN as Malcolm Howe IN Apostle
ACTRESS (sponsored by Waterstone Homes)
EIRY THOMAS as Enid IN Enid a Lucy
GABRIELLE CREEVEY as Bethan Gwyndaf IN In My Skin
JODIE WHITTAKER as The Doctor IN Doctor Who
SIAN GIBSON as Kayleigh Kitson IN Peter Kay’s Car Share
CAI MORGAN for various
JAMIE JONES for Obey
SEREN JONES for Zimbabwe, Taid a Fi
STEFFAN CENNYDD for Enid a Lucy
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME (sponsored by Canolfan S4C yr Egin)
CYW A’R GERDDORFA
DEIAN A LOLI A’R FFARWEL
GOING FOR GOLD
DAWN THOMAS-MONDO for Morfydd
DINAH COLLIN for Gwen
JANE SPICER for Apostle
DIRECTOR: FACTUAL (sponsored by Capital Law)
GRUFFYDD DAVIES for Anorac
JAMES HALE for Hidden Wales with Will Millard
MEI WILLIAMS for The Incurable Optimist
SUZANNE PHILLIPS for Andrew Davies: Rewriting the Classics
DIRECTOR: FICTION (sponsored by Champagne Taittinger)
JUAN CARLOS MEDINA for A Discovery of Witches
LEE HAVEN JONES for The Bay
MARC EVANS for Manhunt
RHYS POWYS for Enid a Lucy
EDITING (sponsored by Gorilla)
MADOC ROBERTS for Anorac
AL EDWARDS for Critical: Inside Intensive Care
ANGHARAD OWEN for Enid a Lucy
MALI EVANS for Traitors
CÂN I GYMRU: DATHLU’R 50
ELIS JAMES – CIC LAN YR ARCHIF
GERAINT THOMAS: VIVE LE TOUR
PRIODAS PUM MIL
FACTUAL SERIES (sponsored by Acuity Law)
THE CRASH DETECTIVES
HIDDEN WALES WITH WILL MILLARD
VELINDRE – HOSPITAL OF HOPE
FEATURE/TV FEATURE (sponsored by Film and TV School Wales)
SUPER STACKER 3
TIME CARNAGE VR
MAKE UP AND HAIR (sponsored by Ken Picton)
CLAIRE PRITCHARD-JONES for Keeping Faith / Un Bore Mercher
CLAIRE WILLIAMS for Apostle
JAMES SPINKS for Morfydd
NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS (sponsored by Working Word)
THE UNIVERSAL CREDIT CRISIS
Y BYD YN EI LE
PHOTOGRAPHY AND LIGHTING FICTION (sponsored by Elstree Lighting and Power)
ADAM ETHERINGTON for Gwen
RINA YANG for On The Edge: Through the Gates
RYAN OWEN EDDLESTON for The Fight
PHOTOGRAPHY FACTUAL (sponsored by Genero)
MEI WILLIAMS for The Incurable Optimist
JONI CRAY AND GRUFFYDD DAVIES for Anorac
RICHARD HUGHES for Secret Life of Farm Animals
PRESENTER (sponsored by Deloitte)
ADEOLA DEWIS for Dock of the Bay
HUW EDWARDS for We Will Remember Them
HUW STEPHENS for Anorac
WILL MILLARD for Hidden Wales with Will Millard
PRODUCTION DESIGN (sponsored by DRESD)
ARWEL WYN JONES for Doctor Who
CATRIN MEREDYDD for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
JAMES NORTH for A Discovery of Witches
THOMAS PEARCE for Apostle
SHORT FILM (sponsored by University of Wales Trinity Saint David)
SINGLE DOCUMENTARY (sponsored by Aberystwyth University)
BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY
CRITICAL: INSIDE INTENSIVE CARE
DRYCH: CHDI, FI AC IVF
PANTOMIME IN PORT TALBOT: BALLS OF STEEL
SOUND (sponsored by AB Acoustics)
JULES DAVIES for Anorac
PRODUCTION TEAM for Cyngerdd Heddwch Berlin
PRODUCTION TEAM for On The Edge: That Girl
SPECIAL AND VISUAL EFFECTS (sponsored by Bomper Studio)
BAIT STUDIO for Apostle
PRODUCTION TEAM for Doctor Who (The Doctor Falls)
REAL SFX for Final Score
TELEVISION DRAMA (sponsored by Cardiff Council)
ENID A LUCY
IN MY SKIN
ON THE EDGE: THROUGH THE GATES
WRITER (sponsored by The Social Club. Agency)
ANDREW DAVIES for Les Miserables
FFLUR DAFYDD for 35 Awr
OWEN SHEERS for The NHS: To Provide All People
RUSSELL T DAVIES for A Very English Scandal
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