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BAFTA Cyrmru Awards

6 April 2009
Gethin Jones at the BAFTA Cymru Awards in 2008.

BAFTA Cymru are delighted to announce that their 2009 Awards Ceremony will be held for the second year running at the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC), Cardiff on Sunday 17th May 2009.

Monday 6 April

TV Presenter, Gethin Jones, will be hosting the 2009 BAFTA Cymru awards ceremony in the prestigious Donald Gordon Theatre for the second year running.

Delighted to be returning as host, Gethin Jones says: “I can’t wait to return to the WMC for the 18th Welsh BAFTA’s. Last year once again proved what tremendous talent Wales has to offer in all aspects of broadcasting and interactive media and some true stars took to the stage. I have no doubt this years ceremony will be another huge success and I wish all the nominees the very best of luck. Pob lwc i chi gyd”

BAFTA Cymru is the leading organisation within Wales, rewarding creative excellence in Film, Television and Interactive Media with 29 Craft and performance categories. There are also 3 special awards, The Gwyn Alf Williams Award for a programme orseries of programmes which have contributed most to the understanding & appreciation of the history of Wales. The Siân Phillips Award which will be presented to a Welshman or woman who has made a significant contribution in either a major feature film or network TV programme, and the BAFTA Cymru Lifetime Achievement Award.

Highlighting the importance of the occasion, BAFTA Cymru Director, Lisa Nesbit, said: “This is a landmark year for BAFTA Cymru as we prepare for our 18th Annual Awards ceremony and we have some exciting plans for this special event. Nominations across all categories have shown a significant increase this year, which demonstrates that Welsh talent and productions are flourishing now, more than ever.”

The final shortlist of nominations for the 2009 awards will be announced at the official BAFTA Cymru nominations press launch on Thursday 16th April 2009 11.00am at Wagamama’s restaurant Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay.

BAFTA Cymru is delighted to announce Barcud Derwen will again be principal sponsor for the awards event for the 13th year running. BAFTA Cymru are also pleased to announce for the second year running that The St David’s Hotel & Spa, Cardiff Bay are our Official Hotel for the BAFTA Cymru awards event. All of our corporate partners and sponsors for 2009 will be announced at the nominations launch.

The 2008 BAFTA Cymru Awards invited 1300 guests to the WMC for a star studded, red carpet event and ceremony that placed Wales firmly on the map playing host to
Welsh and international talent such as Ioan Gruffudd, Ruth Jones, Mike Leigh and Eve Myles to name a few.

BAFTA Cymru will again be placing a limited number of tickets on sale for the 2009
BAFTA Cymru awards ceremony for general public. These tickets will be sold through the WMC and will be sold on a strictly first come, first served basis (on-sale date to be confirmed, email: awards@bafta-cymru.org.uk)

For any other industry related ticketing enquiries please email:
awards@bafta-cymru.org.uk or check the website www.bafta-cymru.org.uk