Wales seeks Bafta success
Wales has gained 45 nominations across 27 different categories for
the top industry awards given by Bafta Cymru.
drama The Bench has scooped more nominations than any other programme,
listed for best drama series (producer Karen Lewis), best screenwriter
(Catherine Tregenna), best actor (Mark Lewis Jones) and best actress
(Eiry Thomas), best director of photography (Bill Broomfield) and
best editor (Will Oswald) - a total of six.
BBC Wales has also won plaudits for its social action campaign to
raise awareness of testicular cancer, BLLCKS, which is nominated
in five categories.
director Dylan Griffith, who receives three personal nominations,
is nominated twice for his work on BLLCKS - for best graphics/titles
and for best promo.
producer Peter Watkins Hughes is nominated for best drama, a half-hour
special on the subject called Facing Demons, plus a best-short film
nomination. The campaign website is also nominated in best TV or
film related new media.
Wales' innovative music department has four nominations, with its
ballet Carmina Burana listed for best music programme, and for best
lighting director (not camera), while the moving Christmas story
Amahl and the Night Visitors is nominated for best costume and best
hit drama series Belonging, currently showing on BBC ONE Wales each
Wednesday, is also honoured with five nominations.
include best drama series (producer Sophie Fante), best director
of photography for drama (Ray Orton), best screenwriter (Catrin
Clarke), best director drama (Mark Jobst) and best actress (Eve
BBC 2W drama First Degree is also nominated for best make-up, best
design, and best director of photography, drama - meaning BBC Wales
dramas are the only ones nominated in the latter category.
the factual front, all three nominations for best documentary are
from BBC Wales - Extreme Lives: Mr Sunset, Johnny Owen: The Long
Journey and O Flaen Dy Lygaid for its moving coverage of BBC correspondent
Stephen Evans' account of his life during and after the 9/11 disaster.
nominated documentaries are Jamie's Magic Islands (best camera),
Timewatch: Ironbridge (best director, non-drama), and Iolo's Wild
Winter (best presenter and best magazine programme).
nominated as best presenter is BBC News anchorman Huw Edwards, who
will be hosting the Bafta Cymru Award ceremony on 26 April, and
who hopes to repeat his success of last year, when he took that
Stuart Cable's own show, Cable TV, which returns to BBC 2W on 8
April, is nominated as best light entertainment, while best live
coverage falls to BBC Wales teams nominated for the Wales v Italy
football extravaganza and Scrum V Live.
has also helped Phillip Moss to a nomination for his Six Nations
new media, two websites from BBC Wales are nominated - the Capture
Wales website (www.bbc.co.uk/capturewales)
which features multi-media digital stories made by people across
Wales, and Learnwelsh -(www.bbc.co.uk/learnwelsh)
- a site dedicated to help people learn the language.
nominations include X-Ray for best magazine programme, Week In Week
Out as best current affairs, Y Swagman O Geredigion for best costume,
Alun Morgan as best newcomer for When Pele Broke Our Hearts and
an arthritis care film as best animation.
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