View the full list of nominees for the British Academy Cymru Awards in 2015.
Huw JohnThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, announced today the nominations for the 24th annual British Academy Cymru Awards.
BBC Radio presenter Huw Stephens, who will host the ceremony for the first time on September 27, noted the outstanding talent among the nominees: "The nominations are of such high quality, and it's great to see English and Welsh programmes given the recognition they deserve. On the night, the Awards will be full of the stars, from in front of and behind the cameras, as well as those beginning in the industry, and of course the fans of the nominated shows are very welcome to come and join in the party."
There's plenty of competition among film and television programming in this year's British Academy Cymru Awards. Drama programmes and features lead the way with Dylan Thomas biopic Set Fire to the Stars leading with seven nominations; Da Vinci’s Demons with six nominations and Doctor Who and Y Gwyll/Hinterland with five each. The Television Drama award will also be hotly contested this year with 2014 winner Y Gwyll/Hinterland going up against Under Milk Wood and Y Streic a Fi.
Factual programming is represented by Michael Sheen’s Valleys Rebellion, Jamie Baulch: Looking for my Birth Mum and Malcolm Allen: Cyfle Arall for Single Documentary. The Factual Series category will be contested by RAF Fighter Pilot: Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience, Adam Price a Streic y Glowyr and Great Welsh Writers: Dannie Abse.
The Feature/Television Film category nominees are Jack to a King: The Swansea Story, Set Fire to the Stars and A Poet in New York.
HUW JOHN Nominations in the performance categories recognise both new and established talent.
In the Actor category, nominations go to Peter Capaldi for his performance as the new Doctor Who, Rhys Ifans for his role in Dan y Wenallt and, for the second year in a row, Richard Harrington for his role as DCI Tom Matthias in Y Gwyll/Hinterland.
In the Actress category, Harrington’s Hinterland co-star Mali Harries receives her second nomination, alongside Rhian Morgan for her performances in the school-based drama Gwaith/Cartref and Jenna Coleman for her role as Clara Oswald in Doctor Who.
The Presenter category features nominations for previous BAFTA Cymru winner Michael Sheen for Michael Sheen’s Valleys Rebellion, for Rhod Gilbert in Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience and for poet Owen Sheers for Dylan Thomas, A Poet’s Guide.
To recognise emerging professionals who have made a significant impact in television or film in Wales in the past year, the ceremony features the Breakthrough Award. The nominations are: Christian Britten for Fog of Sex: Stories from the Frontline of Student Sex Work; Clare Sturges for Sexwork, Love and Mr Right and Owen Davis for Gohebwyr: Owen Davis.
Presentation of the Siân Phillips Award, whose recipient will be announced at the Nominees Party on 17 September, and the BAFTA Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Television will be made at the ceremony. Previous winners of the Siân Phillips Award include journalist and television presenter Jeremy Bowen. producer Julie Gardner and actor Matthew Rhys.
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