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!