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Winners of the 25th British Academy Cymru Awards announced

2 October 2016
BAFTA Cymru Awards, Show, Cardiff, Wales, UK - 02 Oct 2016Polly Thomas/BAFTA

Feature documentary Mr Calzaghe wins three BAFTA Cymru awards including the Special Achievement in Film Award

Feature film Yr Ymadawiad wins three craft awards

Tim Rhys Evans: All in the Mind wins two awards

Mali Harries and Mark Lewis Jones win Actress and Actor respectively

Monty Python’s Terry Jones receives award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television

BAFTA-wining make up artist Siân Grigg presented with Siân Phillips Award

This evening we have announced the winners of the 25th annual British Academy Cymru Awards. The awards honour excellence in broadcasting and production within film and television in Wales and over the years have celebrated some of the greatest talent in Wales.

The ceremony was hosted once again by BBC Radio 1 presenter, Huw Stephens, at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, where presenters included BAFTA-winning actress Sian Phillips, Michael Palin and actor Robert Pugh.

Feature documentary Mr Calzaghe won three BAFTA Cymru awards, for Special Achievement in Film, Director: Factual (Vaughan Sivell), and Sound.

Yr Ymadawiad/The Passing also won three awards, for Actor (Mark Lewis Jones), Production Design (Tim Dickel) and Writer (Ed Talfan).

Tim Rhys Evans: All in the Mind won two awards on the night, for Single Documentary and Editing (Madoc Roberts). Hinterland/Y Gwyll also won two, for Television Drama and for Actress (Mali Harries).

Doctor Who won the Special and Visual Effects, Titles and Graphics category and 2015 Breakthrough Award winner Clare Sturges won the Short Film category with My Brief Eternity: Ar Awyr Le.

In the factual programming categories, Factual Series was won by Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie (Siobhan Logue). Rondo Media picked up two awards for Les Miserables Y Daith i'r Llwyfan in the Entertainment Programme category and Côr Cymru - y Rownd Derfynol in the Live Outside Broadcast category.

Will Millard won the Presenter award for Will Millard in Hunters of the South Seas, and BBC Cymru Wales won the News Coverage award for Argyfwng y Mudwyr and the Current Affairs award for Life After April.

The Sian Phillips Award was presented to the BAFTA-winning make up artist Siân Grigg by actress Sian Phillips who received the Outstanding Contribution Award from BAFTA Cymru in 2001, and after whom BAFTA Cymru have named their second special award. The presentation of the Award was preceded by three congratulations videos from Ioan Gruffudd, Suffragette director Sarah Gavron and Leonardo di Caprio.

Di Caprio said “It has been an incredible experience working with you. I cannot think of anyone in the world who is more deserving of this Award. You are truly inspirational and I hope to work with you for another 20 years.”

The ceremony closed with the BAFTA Cymru for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television being presented to BAFTA-nominated Monty Python member, Terry Jones. The award was presented by his friend and fellow Python, Michael Palin.

Hannah Raybould, Director of BAFTA Cymru, said: “As the 25th British Academy Cymru Awards draw to a close, it has been a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this year’s outstanding winners and us to look back through the archives at the spectrum of winners that we have celebrated over the years and reflect on the way the industry has developed since BAFTA became established in Wales.  We look forward to the next 25 years of celebrating talent in this country and to working with all our nominees and winners on upcoming BAFTA Cymru events encouraging and inspiring emerging Welsh talent to become part of our vibrant industry.”

TELEVISION DRAMA sponsored by Pinewood
PRODUCTION TEAM for Y Gwyll / Hinterland – Hinterland Films 2 Ltd/Fiction Factory/BBC Wales/S4C
PRODUCTION DESIGN sponsored by The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
TIM DICKEL for Yr Ymadawiad – Severn Screen
DIRECTOR: FACTUAL sponsored by Capital Law
VAUGHAN SIVELL for Mr Calzaghe – Western Edge Pictures, Gennaker Group
PHOTOGRAPHY: FACTUAL sponsored by St Davids Hotel and Spa
ALED JENKINS for Patagonia with Huw Edwards – BBC Cymru Wales
FACTUAL SERIES sponsored by Cardiff Wales Airport
SIOBHAN LOGUE for Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie – Telesgop
ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME sponsored by Sugar Creative
HEFIN OWEN for Les Miserables – Y Daith i’r Llwyfan – Rondo
FFILMWORKS for Dad – Ffilmworks 
SHORT FILM sponsored by University of South Wales
CLARE STURGES for My Brief Eternity: Ar Awyr Le – Brightest Films
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM / TELEVISION FILM sponsored by Cardiff and Vale College
PRODUCTION TEAM for Mr Calzaghe - Western Edge Pictures, Gennaker Group
ACTOR sponsored by Audi
MARK LEWIS JONES as Stanley in Yr Ymadawiad – Severn Screen
CURRENT AFFAIRS sponsored by Genero
PRODUCTION TEAM for Life After April – BBC Wales
NEWS COVERAGE sponsored by Working Word
PRODUCTION TEAM for Argyfwng y Mudwyr – BBC Cymru Wales
LIVE Outside Broadcast sponsored by ELP
PRODUCTION TEAM for Côr Cymru: Y Rownd Derfynol - Rondo
EDITING sponsored by Gorilla
MADOC ROBERTS for Tim Rhys Evans – All in the Mind – Double Agent Films Ltd
SOUND sponsored by AB Acoustics
PRODUCTION TEAM for Mr Calzaghe - Western Edge Pictures, Gennaker Group
SIAN PHILLIPS AWARD sponsored by Ken Picton
Siân Grigg
ACTRESS sponsored by HMV
MALI HARRIES as DI Mared Rhys in Y Gwyll/Hinterland – Hinterland Films 2 Ltd/Fiction Factory/BBC Wales/S4C
SPECIAL AND VISUAL EFFECTS, TITLES AND GRAPHIC IDENTITY sponsored by University of Wales Trinity Saint David
PRODUCTION TEAM for Doctor Who: The Magician’s Apprentice – BBC Cymru Wales
DIRECTOR: FICTION sponsored by Champagne Taittinger
LEE HAVEN JONES for 35 Diwrnod – Apollo, Cwmni Boom Cymru
SINGLE DOCUMENTARY sponsored by Aberystwyth University
PRODUCTION TEAM for Tim Rhys Evans – All in the Mind – Double Agent Films Ltd
WRITER sponsored by Ethos
ED TALFAN for Yr Ymadawiad – Severn Screen

PRESENTER sponsored by Deloitte
WILL MILLARD in Hunters of the South Seas - Indus
Terry Jones


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