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Doctor Who and Sherlock in Nominations for BAFTA Cymru

The nominations for this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Cymru – that’s Wales to you and me – have been announced, and Sherlock has received the most nominations in craft. But don’t worry: Doctor Who hasn’t been ignored!
It’ll be the 25th awards ceremony, which celebrates the best of Welsh talent in the film and television industry. And as Doctor Who has had its home in Cardiff since its return in 2005, it has been nominated in a couple of categories; meanwhile, Sherlock is in three categories.
Previous winner, Arwel Wyn Jones is once again up for the award for Production Design; his Sherlock work has made him a bit of a fan favourite, but in the past, he’s also worked in the Art Department on Doctor Who, was standby Art Director for Torchwood: Children of Earth, and acted as Production Designer on The Sarah Jane Adventures.
The Sherlock Production Team are also nominated in the categories for Sound; and Special and Visual Effects, and Titles and Graphic Identity.
However, Doctor Who is also up for the latter award, for Special and Visual Effects, and Titles and Graphic Identity (yes, that is one award), specifically for last year’s Series 9 opener, The Magician’s Apprentice. They’re up against the documentary, Super Furry Animals – Y Blynyddoedd Blewog.
Finally, Will Oswald is nominated for the Editing Award, as a result of his work on Doctor Who Series 9, including Under the Lake/ Before the Flood, and Heaven Sent/ Hell Bent. While he’s due to return to Editing duties for the next series, he’s actually credited with 25 episodes from 2007, like 42, The Waters of Mars, The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone, and Cold War. He’s furthermore worked on The Sarah Jane Adventures, Torchwood: Children of Earth, and the Russell T. Davies children’s show, Wizards Vs. Aliens.
The nominations were announced at the end of August, with results to be revealed at a ceremony on 2nd October at St David’s Hall, Cardiff. You can buy tickets – including Champagne Taittinger Drinks Reception and After Party – for £90.
Good luck to all nominees!

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.

2 thoughts on “Doctor Who and Sherlock in Nominations for BAFTA Cymru

  1. And yet nothing for Peter, Jenna or the amazing Heaven Sent. Awards are an utter joke this year because they’ve all stupidly ignored the best performances and single episode to air on English language television in 2015. Disgusted.

    1. To be fair, I think they might have changed the rules very recently to limit the acting nominations to Welsh actors or those acting in Welsh language productions. I imagine Peter and Jenna would have been nominated last year before the rule change. While the shock of Peter not being nominated for a mainstream BAFTA (or indeed Emmy) for Heaven Sent remains one of the most scandalous omissions of recent years, at least Jenna is a sure bet for multiple nominations for BAFTA, NTA and possibly Emmy, for Victoria. While I have always thought her by some distance the best actor to ever play a companion, it was seeing her in Victoria which opened my eyes to how versatile and commanding she is on screen. The immense popularity of the show – who would have thought it would wallop Poldark in the ratings – should also finally get her some of the fan voted awards next year. We already know from advance screenings of The Crown by American television critics that Matt is being talked up as the front runner for an Emmy next year for Best actor. How great if Jenna managed to win a BAFTA for her royal role (Netflix shows aren’t eligible for BAFTA consideration) while Matt got the Emmy. Sadly Peter will need to wait until 2018 to finally get his overdue awards.

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Doctor Who and Sherlock in Nominations for BAFTA Cymru

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