Monday, 2 May 2011

BAFTA Cymru Nominations 2011

Hot on the heels of the BAFTA Television Award nominations (with Matt Smith up for the Best Actor award) come the nominations for the 2011 British Academy Cymru Awards; as with previous years Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures are represented in a number of categories:

Music and Entertainment Programme
Last summer's Doctor Who at the Proms is nominated in this category; it was produced by Paul Bullock, whose work on BBC Young Musician 2010 with Steve Freer is also up for the award, plus Llangollen 2010: Uchafbwyntiau Dydd Mercher (Gareth Williams, Hefin Owen).

Children's Programme
This category sees spinoff series The Sarah Jane Adventures nominated for Death of the Doctor, produced by Brian Minchin; other nominations for this award are an episode of documentary series My Life focusing on the impact on a child with My Dad in Prison (Stephanie Harvie Campbell, Inge Hanson, Rachel Evans), and an episode of pre-school documentary series Y Diwrnod Mawr on farming with Sion Pyrs (Nia Ceidiog).

Editing: Fiction
Editor William Oswald is nominated in this category for his work on The Time of Angels; other nominations here are Kevin Jones for S4C's drama Pen Talar, and John Gillanders for BBC daytime drama The Indian Doctor.

Make Up and Hair
This category sees Barbara Southcott nominated for her work in Vampires of Venice; Pen Talar also features in this category with a nomination for Nel Bat, whilst Moffat's other successful series Sherlock sees Claire Pritchard in the running for her work on the episode The Great Game (as well as working in earlier series of Doctor Who she has also recently worked on the forthcoming Torchwood: Miracle Day).

Sound
A Christmas Carol is featured here, with the nomination to Tim Ricketts for his work on this episode; Sherlock's Bang Post Production Team are nominated for The Great Game, whilst talent show Cyngerdd Mawr Talent Cymru is represented through Toby Alington's nomination.

Lighting
Matt Smith's opening story The Eleventh Hour is represented here with Mark Hutchingson being nominated in this category; he'll be facing Bernie Davis for the final of BBC Young Musician 2010, and Nigel Catmur for Only Men Aloud.

Last year saw Make-up nominee Barbara Southcott win an award for her work in The End of Time; Doctor Who also won an award in Design for Ed Thomas/The Waters of Mars. The series was also nominated for Drama Series/Serial for Television, but lost out to its spinoff show Torchwood: Children of Earth, which also gained a Lighting award for Will Oswald. The Sarah Jane Adventures also received an award for Interactive.


The Award Ceremony takes place on Sunday 29th May at the Wales Millennium Centre.