The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales has announced the winners of BAFTA Cymru 2021.
The annual British Academy Cymru Awards showcase work that truly reflects the best of the country across film, television and games, making a difference to those producing creative work as well as those watching it. The winners of BAFTA Cymru 2021 were announced in a special ceremony hosted by Alex Jones on Sunday the 24th of October, with awards being presented by stars including Rakie Ayola, Matthew Rhys and Ant & Dec. As in previous years, the awards honoured excellence in broadcasting and production within film and television in Wales and by the Welsh in UK productions, and served to inspire the next generation of creative talent.
Crime drama Gangs of London received four awards, for Matt Flannery (Photography and Lighting: Fiction), Sara Jones (Editing), Tom Pearce (Production Design) and Sound Team (Sound). It’s a Sin also won multiple awards, with Actor going to first-time winner Callum Scott Howells and Writer to Russell T Davies.
Having been nominated for seven BAFTA Cymru 2021 awards, The Pembrokeshire Murders collected both the award for Television Drama and the award for Director: Fiction. Morfydd Clark won her first BAFTA Cymru award for Actress for her performance in Saint Maud.
The 30th BAFTA Cymru Award Ceremony was broadcast on BAFTA’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels and is available to watch here. Below is a full list of the twenty-two BAFTA Cymru 2021 award winners announced throughout the evening.
Callum Scott Howells, It’s A Sin — Red Production Company / Channel 4
Actress (Sponsored by Urban Myth Films)
Morfydd Clark, Saint Maud — Escape Plan Productions / Film4 / BFI Film Fund
Breakthrough (Sponsored by Welsh Government)
Michael Kendrick Williams (Producer), Britannia’s Burning: Fire on the Bridge / Britannia: Tân ar y Bont — Rondo Media / BBC One Wales / S4C
Children’s Programme (Sponsored by Hugh James Solicitors)
Deian a Loli — Cwmni Da / S4C
Caroline McCall, His Dark Materials — Bad Wolf / BBC Studios / HBO / BBC ONE
Director: Factual (Sponsored by Cardiff Council)
Liana Stewart, Black and Welsh — ie ie Productions / BBC One Wales
Director: Fiction (Sponsored by Champagne Taittinger)
Marc Evans, The Pembrokeshire Murders — World Productions in association with Severn Screen / ITV
Editing (Sponsored by Gorilla)
Sara Jones, Gangs of London — Pulse Films / SISTER / Sky Atlantic
Entertainment Programme (Sponsored by Cywain, Menter a Busnes)
Dolig Ysgol Ni: Maesincla — Darlun / S4C
Factual Series (Sponsored by Channel 4)
Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience — Zipline Media Limited / BBC One Wales
Eternal Beauty — Cliff Edge Pictures, British Film Institute, Welsh Government / Ffilm Cymru Wales / The Wellcome Trust
Makeup and Hair
Claire Pritchard-Jones, Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse — Hartswood Films / Sky One
News and Current Affairs (Sponsored by IJPR)
Pawb a’i Farn-Black Lives Matter — Teledu Tinopolis / S4C
Camera Team, Critical: Coronavirus in Intensive Care — Frank Films / BBC One Wales
Photography and Lighting: Fiction
Matt Flannery, Gangs of London — Pulse Films / SISTER / Sky Atlantic
Presenter (Sponsored by Deloitte)
Rhod Gilbert, Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience — Zipline Media Limited / BBC One Wales
Production Design (Sponsored by Sugar Creative)
Tom Pearce, Gangs of London — Pulse Films / SISTER / Sky Atlantic
The Welshman — Ebb in Joy Pictures
Strictly Amy: Crohn’s and Me — Wildflame Productions / BBC One Wales
Production Team, Gangs of London — Pulse Films / SISTER / Sky Atlantic
Television Drama (Sponsored by Facilities by ADF)
The Pembrokeshire Murders — World Productions in association with Severn Screen / ITV
Writer (Sponsored by Decade 10)
Russell T Davies, It’s A Sin — Red Production Company / Channel 4
You can find full details of the BAFTA Cymru 2021 Awards here.
Header image: Alex Jones, BAFTA Cymru 2021 host (Credit: BAFTA/Maxine Howells)