His Dark Materials wins three awards
Female practitioners lead the way in craft and breakthrough categories
First-time BAFTA winners dominate craft and performance categories
We have announced the winners of the 2020 British Academy Cymru Awards. The awards honour excellence in broadcasting and production within film and television in Wales and by the Welsh in UK productions and inspire the next generation of creative talent.
His Dark Materials received three awards, for Ruth Wilson (Actress) and Suzie Lavelle (Photography and Lighting) with their first BAFTA Cymru wins, and for Joel Collins (Production Designer), the third of his career.
In the other performance categories, the Actor award was won by Jonathan Pryce for The Two Popes and the Presenter award was shared by Emma Walford and Trystan Ellis-Morris for Prosiect Pum Mil.
In My Skin received two awards, with Director: Fiction going to Lucy Forbes and Writer to past BAFTA Breakthrough participant Kayleigh Llewellyn.
Female practitioners dominated the 10 craft categories with Siân Jenkins winning her second Costume Design award for Eternal Beauty and Rebecca Trotman winning her first Editing award for her work on Doctor Who: Ascension of the Cyberman.
Melanie Lenihan won her first Make Up and Hair award for War of the Worlds.
The 2020 Breakthrough recipient was Lisa Walters for her role as producer on On The Edge: Adulting.
The Director Factual award was shared by Siôn Aaron and Timothy Lyn for Eirlys, Dementia a Tim.
The Sound award was won by the production team from Bang for Good Omens and Original Music was awarded posthumously to Pontypridd composer Jonathan Hill for The Long Song.
In the production categories, Television Drama was presented to The Left Behind.
Children’s Programme was awarded to Deian a Loli for the second time, Entertainment Programme was won by Cyrn ar y Mississipi, and the Short Film category was won by Salam.
In the factual categories, the News and Current Affairs winner was Channel 4 News - Flooding Strikes the South Wales Valleys; the Single Documentary category was won by The Prince and the Bomber; and the Factual Series award was won by Ysgol Ni: Maesincla.
Angharad Mair, Chair of BAFTA Cymru, said: “As another year closes on the BAFTA Cymru Awards, albeit in a different format, I am overjoyed to see the number of female craft practitioners recognised this year as well as the high percentage of those receiving their first ever BAFTA. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners.”
The 29th BAFTA Cymru Awards was hosted by Alex Jones, with 22 awards being presented throughout the evening. The ceremony was broadcast on BAFTA’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels and is available to watch here.
Event sponsors and partners were Audi UK, Bad Wolf, BBC Cymru Wales, Boom, Buzz Magazine, Cardiff Council, Champagne Taittinger, Channel 4, Cuebox, Decade 10, Deloitte, Whitelight, Gorilla, ITV Wales, San Pellegrino/Acqua Panna, S4C, Trosol, Villa Maria and Working Word.
WINNERS OF BRITISH ACADEMY CYMRU AWARDS IN 2020
(listed in order of presentation and winners in BOLD)
GARETH THOMAS: HIV AND ME
THE MURDER OF JILL DANDO
THE PRINCE AND THE BOMBER
TUDUR OWEN; O FÔN I’R LLEUAD
SIÔN AARON & TIMOTHY LYN for Eirlys, Dementia a Tim
MARC EVANS for The Prince and the Bomber
MEI WILLIAMS for Tudur Owen: O Fôn i’r Lleuad
LAURA MARTIN ROBINSON for Warriors: Our Homeless World Cup
ARWEL WYN JONES for Dracula
JOEL COLLINS for His Dark Materials
TIM DICKEL for Eternal Beauty
DEIAN A LOLI
WRITER (sponsored by Decade 10)
ALAN HARRIS for The Left Behind
HANNA JARMAN & MARI BEARD for Merched Parchus
KAYLEIGH LLEWELLYN and In My Skin
RUSSELL T DAVIES for Years and Years
MAKE UP AND HAIR
JILL CONWAY for The Left Behind
MELANIE LENIHAN for War of the Worlds
PAMELA HADDOCK for His Dark Materials
PHOTOGRAPHY AND LIGHTING: FICTION (sponsored by ELP)
BJORN BRATBERG FNF for Bang
DAVID HIGGS for His Dark Materials
DAVID WILLIAMSON for War of the Worlds
SUZIE LAVELLE for His Dark Materials
ACTRESS (sponsored by Champagne Taittinger)
DAFNE KEEN as Lyra Belacqua IN His Dark Materials
GABRIELLE CREEVY as Bethan Gwyndaf IN In My Skin
RUTH WILSON as Mrs Coulter IN His Dark Materials
SALLY HAWKINS as Jane IN Eternal Beauty
CORNWALL: THIS FISHING LIFE
WALES: LAND OF THE WILD / CYMRU WYLLT
WARRIORS: OUR HOMELESS WORLD CUP
YSGOL NI: MAESINCLA
NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS (sponsored by Working Word)
CHANNEL 4 NEWS: FLOODING STRIKES THE SOUTH WALES VALLEYS
WALES INVESTIGATES INSIDE THE UK’S PUPPY FARM CAPITAL
Y BYD AR BEDWAR
ALEX ASHCROFT for The Last Tree
PRODUCTION TEAM for Good Omens
PRODUCTION TEAM for Sex Education
ORIGINAL MUSIC (sponsored by Cardiff Council)
MARK THOMAS for Last Summer
JONATHAN HILL for The Long Song
JOHN HARDY MUSIC for Steel Country
KARL JENKINS & JODY JENKINS for Wales: Land of the Wild / Cymru Wyllt
BREAKTHROUGH (sponsored by Bad Wolf)
HANNA JARMAN & MARI BEARD for Merched Parchus
LISA WALTERS for On the Edge: Adulting
MARTIN READ for The Insomniacs
SEBASTIAN BRUNO & DAVID BARNES The Dynamic Duo
SHORT FILM (sponsored by Boom Cymru)
CREEPY PASTA SALAD
CYRN AR Y MISSISSIPPI
PRIODAS PUM MIL
PRESENTER (sponsored by Deloitte)
CARYS ELERI IN Carys Eleri’n Caru
ELIS JAMES IN Elis James – Funny Nation
EMMA WALFORD & TRYSTAN ELLIS-MORRIS IN Prosiect Pum Mil
HAYLEY PEARCE IN Hayley Goes…Sober
EDITING (sponsored by Gorilla)
GERAINT HUW REYNOLDS for The Prince and the Bomber
NIVEN HOWIE & STEPHEN HAREN for His Dark Materials
REBECCA TROTMAN for Doctor Who, Ascension of the Cyberman
STEPHEN HAREN for Eternal Beauty
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FILM AND TELEVISION
LES DILLEY (ART DIRECTOR/PRODUCTION DESIGNER)
CRAIG ROBERTS for Eternal Beauty
JOSEPH BULLMAN for The Left Behind
LEE HAVEN JONES for Doctor Who (Spyfall Part 2)
LUCY FORBES for In My Skin
ACTOR (sponsored by AUDI)
ANTHONY HOPKINS as Pope Benedict XVI IN The Two Popes
JONATHAN PRYCE as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Pope Francis IN The Two Popes
ROB BRYDON as Rob IN The Trip to Greece
SIÔN DANIEL YOUNG as Gethin IN The Left Behind
CAROLINE MCCALL for His Dark Materials
RAY HOLMAN for Fleabag
SIAN JENKINS for Eternal Beauty
HIS DARK MATERIALS
IN MY SKIN
THE LEFT BEHIND
UN BORE MERCHER / KEEPING FAITH