Real SFX and Milk VFX, in their capacity as part of the Doctor Who production team, have taken home the BAFTA Cymru award for Special and Visual Effects, Titles and Graphics.
The ceremony took place on Sunday 2nd October, honouring excellence in broadcasting and production within film and television in Wales; Doctor Who‘s Visual and Special Effects teams won for their sterling work for last year’s Series 9 opener, The Magician’s Apprentice, which starred Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, and Michelle Gomez as Missy.
Both teams previously won a BAFTA Cymru award for The Day of the Doctor.
Hannah Raybould, Director of BAFTA Cymru, said of the evening:
“As the 25th British Academy Cymru Awards draw to a close, it has been a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this year’s outstanding winners and us to look back through the archives at the spectrum of winners that we have celebrated over the years and reflect on the way the industry has developed since BAFTA became established in Wales. We look forward to the next 25 years of celebrating talent in this country and to working with all our nominees and winners on upcoming BAFTA Cymru events encouraging and inspiring emerging Welsh talent to become part of our vibrant industry.”
Torchwood‘s Naoko Mori and Gareth David-Lloyd presented the ceremony’s first award, with further presenters including Catrin Stewart (the Paternoster Gang’s Jenny Flint) and Spencer Wilding (The God Complex; The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe).
Thanks to all our sponsors and guest for making tonight such a success. pic.twitter.com/63ShRbrozY
— BAFTA Cymru (@BAFTACymru) October 2, 2016
WE'VE WON! Along with @milkvfx we've won a @baftacymru award for our work on @bbcdoctorwho! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/hE3WlvQeCg
— Real SFX (@realsfx) October 2, 2016
#realsfx @MilkVFX won @BAFTACymru for @bbcdoctorwho !! One very happy @realsfx team!! pic.twitter.com/hpIqQfdndG
— Danny Hargreaves (@Dannysfx) October 2, 2016
Sadly, Will Oswald lost out on the Editing Award to Tim Rhys Evans for All in the Mind.
It was an #honour to present some of the #awards at @BAFTACymru an amazing night such lovely #talented people #Wales #legend #TerryJones Xx.
— Spencer Wilding (@BigSpenWilding) October 3, 2016
Perhaps the biggest shock of the night, however, was that Sherlock didn’t win anything: the Art Department’s Arwel Wyn Jones was nominated for the Production Design award, while the production team as a whole were also nominated in the categories for Sound; and Special and Visual Effects, and Titles and Graphic Identity (the latter of which was won by Doctor Who).
Still, huge congratulations to Real SFX and Milk VFX!