08 April 10
The full list of nominations for the BAFTA Cymru Awards on Sunday 23 May have been announced.
The nominations for the 19th Annual BAFTA Cymru Film, Television and Interactive Media Awards Ceremony, honouring the very best talent in over 29 film, programme, craft and performance categories have been announced.
The ceremony will be hosted for the first time jointly by Cerys Matthews and Aled Jones at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay on Sunday 23 May 2010.
Aled Jones said – “I am delighted to be invited to co-host this years BAFTA Cymru Awards with my good friend Cerys. It is shaping up to be a great event and one of the highlights of my year - we are helping to celebrate the very best of Welsh talent on home soil - what could be better?”
This year’s Awards sees 47 different productions compete for the coveted BAFTA Cymru mask. Skills are recognised across the industry and as a result, the Awards showcase a diverse range of films and programmes competing within each category. 16 Productions receiving two or more BAFTA Cymru nominations this year also include Doctor Who, Y Pris, Caerdydd and Merlin.
Cerys Matthews added “I'm very much looking forward to presenting the BAFTA Cymru Awards this year celebrating the best films and TV programmes made in Wales, not least because I'll be reunited with Aled Jones who I last worked with on Cardiff Singer of the World, it's guaranteed to be a special evening”
We are helping to celebrate the very best of Welsh talent on home soil - what could be better?
The Best Film category, see’s A Bit of Tom Jones, Cwcw and Ryan a Ronnie all nominated, displaying how independent film production has thrived in Wales during 2009.
Lisa Nesbit, Director of BAFTA in Wales says:
“BAFTA continues to grow from strength to strength in Wales. The awards are shaping up to become our biggest and best yet, and we have some exciting plans for this special event. Nominations across all categories have shown a continued level of excellence in Welsh productions and talent - it is demonstrative that Wales’ creative industries are flourishing and developing now more than ever”
55% of all programmes nominated are in the Welsh language.
There will also be special awards announced on the evening of the ceremony including;
The Gwyn Alf Williams Award, the Sian Phillips Award and the BAFTA Cymru Lifetime Achievement Award.
For the second year running, BAFTA will again be placing a limited number of public tickets on sale for the 2010 BAFTA Cymru Awards Ceremony. These tickets are on sale now from Wales Millennium Centre box office and are being sold on a strictly first come, first served basis.
To buy tickets to the ceremony please call the WMC ticket office on: 029 2063 6464
This year, both the British Academy Television Craft Awards and The BAFTA Cymru Awards are to take place on Sunday 23 May 2010 at the London Hilton and Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff respectively, in a joint celebration of excellence.
With an abundance of talent nationwide Sunday 23 May is a landmark date - Jointly, both Awards ceremonies will announce all their winners on the night.