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BAFTA Cymru Awards in 2010 - The Highlights

23 April 2010
The BAFTA Cymru Awards, 23 May 2010BAFTA/Huw John

The Winners of the Nineteenth Annual BAFTA Cymru Awards Ceremony were announced at Wales Millennium Centre on Sunday 23 May.

The 2010 Siân Phillips Award was presented to Rob Brydon and the BAFTA Cymru Lifetime Achievement Award honoured Dr Geraint Stanley Jones, CBE.

The Gwyn Alf Williams Award for a programme or series of programmes which have contributed the most to the understanding and appreciation of the history of Wales went to Catrin Evans’ Dwy Wraig Lloyd George, Gyda Ffion Hague.

Independent Welsh films lead the way with, A Bit of Tom Jones scooping the BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Film/Drama and Welsh-language feature, Cwcw rounding up two wins for Eiry Thomas’ Best Actress performance and John Hardy’s Best Original Music Soundtrack.

Boomerang’s Ryan a Ronnie for S4C took the most Awards of the evening, walking away with the coveted BAFTA Cymru mask in categories; Director Film/Drama, Screenwriter, Director of Photography: Drama and Aled Pugh’s performance of ‘Ryan’ for Best Actor.

Welsh-language productions were awarded in a total of 14 categories.

BBC Cymru Wales' sci-fi series Doctor Who and Torchwood both walked away with two awards each – with Torchwood taking the Award for Best Drama Series/Serial for Television.

Tidy Productions (in association with Green Bay Media) took two Awards for Ar y Tracs and Green Bay’s. Carwyn also scooped two Awards - for Best Documentary/Drama Documentary and Best Director.

Huw Edwards took the title of Best Presenter for The Prince and the Plotter.