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British Academy Cymru Awards Nominations 2020

His Dark Materials leads this year's British Academy Cymru Awards with nine nominations.

The digital ceremony will take place on Sunday 25th October at 7pm on BAFTA's social channels and will be hosted by Alex Jones.

Speaking about hosting this year's ceremony, Alex Jones said “The Welsh media industry continues to go from strength to strength and I am really looking forward to working with BAFTA on an exciting new format of ceremony to celebrate those creatives who are excelling in their craft, performance and production fields.  The ceremony will also be an opportunity to inspire those with an aspiration to follow in their footsteps and I’m really pleased to see the variety of nominations listed across drama and factual production.”

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, has announced today the nominations for the British Academy Cymru Awards, honouring excellence in broadcasting and production within film and television in Wales.

This year Awards will be presented across 21 craft, performance and production categories in film and television as well as a special award for outstanding contribution to the international film and TV industry. Details of this year’s special award recipient will be announced on 8th October.

Angharad Mair, Chair of BAFTA Cymru, said “We are proposing a very different ceremony in terms of format this year, but when it comes to the creative work celebrated, this is the pinnacle of another fantastic year of production."

"This year has not been easy for the television and film industry, but we have continued to offer support for those working in our industry. We wanted to honour those who have worked in the creative industries, despite the challenges we have all faced, and look forward to celebrating with the nominees and winners."

"I am personally really pleased that 20 individuals on the list have received their first nomination, as recognising and shining a light on new talent is an important part of BAFTA’s work. I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank the jurors and chairs who we were mindful, as always, to ensure represented a diverse and experienced group from across the UK.”

BAFTA Cymru has confirmed that the process again this year was for all entries received from production companies, broadcasters and individuals to be reviewed by BAFTA members before being considered by industry juries who selected the nominees and winners. Entries received were for the period between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020.

The 2020 BAFTA Cymru nominations in full are...


Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict XVI, The Two Popes

Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Pope Francis, The Two Popes

Rob Brydon as Rob, The Trip to Greece

Sion Young as Gethin, The Left Behind


Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua, His Dark Materials

Gabrielle Creevy as Bethan Gwyndaf, In My Skin

Ruth Wilson as Mrs Coulter, His Dark Materials

Sally Hawkins as Jane, Eternal Beauty


Hanna Jarman & Mari Beard, Merched Parchus

Lisa Walters, On the Edge: Adulting

Martin Read, The Insomniacs

Sebastian Bruuno & David Barnes, The Dynamic Duo

Children's Programme


Deian a Loli

Project Z

Costume Design

Caroline McCall, His Dark Materials

Ray Holman, Fleabag

Sian Jenkins, Eternal Beauty

Director: Factual

Siôn Aaron & Timothy Lyn, Eirlys, Tim a Dementia

Marc Evans, The Prince and the Bomber

Mei Williams, Tudur Owen: O Fôn i’r Lleuad

Laura Martin Robinson, Warriors: Our Homeless World Cup

Director: Fiction

Craig Roberts, Eternal Beauty

Joseph Bullman, The Left Behind

Lee Haven Jones, Doctor Who (Spyfall Part 2)

Lucy Forbes, In My Skin


Geraint Huw Reynolds, The Prince and the Bomber

Niven Howie & Stephen Haren, His Dark Materials

Rebecca Trotman, Doctor Who

Stephen Haren Eternal Beauty

Entertainment Programme

Cyrn Ar Y Mississippi


Priodas Pum Mil

The Tuckers

Factual Series

Cornwall: This Fishing Life

Wales: Land of the Wild / Cymru Wyllt

Warriors: Our Homeless World Cup

Ysgol Ni: Maesincla

Make Up and Hair

Jill Conway, The Left Behind

Melanie Lenihan, War of the Worlds

Pamela Haddock, His Dark Materials

News and Current Affairs

Flooding Strikes the South Wales Valleys

Wales Investigates Inside the UK’s Puppy Farm Capital

Y Byd ar Bedwar

Original Music

Mark Thomas, Last Summer

Jonathan Hill, The Long Song

John Hardy Music, Steel Country

Karl Jenkins and Jody Jenkins, Wales: Land of the Wild / Cymru Wyllt

Photography and Lighting: Fiction

Bjorn Bratberg FNF, Bang

David Higgs, His Dark Materials

David Williamson, War of the Worlds

Suzie Lavelle, His Dark Materials


Carys Eleri, Carys Eleri’n Caru

Elis James, Elis James – Funny Nation

Emma Walford & Trystan Ellis-Morris, Prosiect Pum Mil

Hayley Pearce, Hayley Goes…Sober

Production Design

Arwel Wyn Jones, Dracula

Joel Collins, His Dark Materials

Tim Dickel, Eternal Beauty

Short Film

The Arborist

Creepy Pasta Salad

Pale Saint


Single Documentary

Gareth Thomas: HIV and Me

The Murder of Jill Dando

The Prince and the Bomber

Tudur Owen: O Fôn i’r Lleuad


Alex Ashcroft, The Last Tree

Production Team, Good Omens

Production Team, Sex Education

Television Drama

His Dark Materials

In My Skin

The Left Behind

Un Bore Mercher/Keeping Faith


Alan Harris, The Left Behind

Hanna Jarman & Mari Beard, Merched Parchus

Kayleigh LLewellyn, In My Skin

Russell T Davies, Years and Years

The 2020 British Academy Cymru Awards will be shown Sunday 25th October at 7pm on BAFTA's social channels

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