The crime drama Gangs of London has won four awards at Wales’ largest film and television awards ceremony.
The TV series won awards for photography and lighting, sound, editing and scenography in the second Bafta Cymru ceremony to be held online.
It’s A Sin, The Pembrokeshire Murders and Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience have each won two awards.
Best Actor and Actress went to Callum Scott Howells and Morfydd Clark.
Howells said in a tweet that he “genuinely” couldn’t believe the victory for his role as Colin on It’s a Sin.
“To say this means the world to me and my family is an understatement! Thank you from the bottom of my heart forever,” he wrote.
Morfydd Clark won his first Bafta Cymru award for his performance in Saint Maud.
In his thank you speech, he said it was an “absolute pleasure” to play Maud.
I can’t really believe it. Diolch yn fawr iawn @BAFTACymru … To say that this means the world to me and my family is an understatement! Thank you from the bottom of my heart forever ❤️???????????????????????????? https://t.co/zS2m9jfF5l
– Callum Scott Howells (@callumshowells) October 24, 2021
The ITV series The Pembrokeshire Murders won Best Television Drama, with Marc Evans also winning a gong for Best Fiction Director, making it the eighth win of his career.
Meanwhile, It’s a Sin creator Russell T Davies wrote that it was “an honor” to win the Best Writer award.
First-time nominee Liana Stewart won the Best Director award, in the fact category, for Black and Welsh.
Rhod Gilbert won Best Presenter for Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience, which also won Best Facts Series.
This year’s breakthrough award went to Michael Kendrick Williams for his role as producer on Britannia’s Burning: Fire on the Bridge.
Also recognized is a team of doctors and nurses at the forefront of caring for people with coronavirus and who filmed scenes from inside a ward.
The program – Critical: Coronavirus in Intensive Care – followed the ward of the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport at the start of the pandemic.
Won the factual photography award for a television crew, by Frank Films.
The winners were announced at the 30th Bafta Cymru Awards hosted by Alex Jones, with 22 awards presented during the evening.
Who were the winners?
- Best Actor – Callum Scott Howells, It’s a Sin
- Best Actress – Morfydd Clark, Saint Maud
- Best Television Drama – The Pembrokeshire Murders
- Best Director: Fiction – Marc Evans, The Pembrokeshire Murders
- Best Director: Factual – Liana Stewart, Black and Welsh
- Fact Series – Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience
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