The BBC Wales production has secured four nominations in the special BAFTAs which celebrate the Welsh industry
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, was set up to help ensure that the values and reach of BAFTA and its operations extended to creative communities throughout the UK. Since 1991, a central part of that mission has been recognizing talent in Wales with the British Academy Cymru Awards. Doctor Who has a long history of success at the Awards, with 28 wins in the fourteen years since it was revived by BBC Wales. Now the 2019 Awards add a further four nominations to its tally, including one for Jodie Whittaker.
Jodie Whittaker is nominated as Best Actress for her central role as the Doctor. She’s competing against Sian Gibson (Peter Kay’s Car Share), Eiry Thomas (Enid a Lucy), and Gabrielle Creevey (In My Skin).
Doctor Who itself is also recognized. It’s nominated for Best Television Drama, alongside fellow nominees Enid a Lucy, In My Skin, and On the Edge: Through the Gates. The Doctor Who team are also nominated for Best Special and Visual Effects. Apostle and Final Score are the other nominees in that category.
Finally Arwel Wyn Jones‘ Doctor Who work receives a nod for Best Production Design. As do Catrin Meredydd (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), James North (A Discovery of Witches), and Thomas Pearce (Apostle).
Former members of the Doctor Who team feature on nomination list too. Russell T Davies is nominated as Best Writer for his three part drama A Very English Scandal. Michael Sheen (House in The Doctor’s Wife) is on the Best Actor list for his role as Malcolm Howe in Apostle. And Huw Edwards (himself in Fear Her) is up for Best Presenter.
The BAFTA Cymru Awards ceremony will be held in Cardiff on the 13th of October.