Internationally acclaimed detective drama Y Gwyll/Hinterland has been nominated for five BAFTA Cymru 2015 awards, giving cause for further celebration ahead of its return to S4C on Sunday 13 September at 9.00, with the first ever broadcast of the long-awaited second series.
The special one-off episode of Y Gwyll/Hinterland, broadcast on S4C on New Year's Day has been nominated for five awards including Television Drama, where it is nominated alongside the S4C single drama Y Streic a Fi (Alfresco – a division of Boom Cymru).
Actress Mali Harries has been nominated for her role as DI Marred Rhys, and an Actor nomination goes to Richard Harrington, who plays hero DCI Tom Mathias. There are also nominations for the Fiction Factory production team for Sound and Titles and Graphic Identity.
Other actors nominated are Rhian Morgan for the role of Gwen Lloyd in Gwaith/Cartref (Fiction Factory) and Rhys Ifans as Captain Cat in Dan y Wenallt (fFati fFilms).
Among the total of 31 nominations for S4C commissions, six of the channel's drama productions have claimed 15 nominations. Y Gwyll/ Hinterland, Gwaith/Cartref, Dan y Wenallt, Tir (Joio), Y Streic a Fi, a Cara Fi (Touchpaper). They include nominations for Television Drama, as well as Actors, Writer, Director, Music, Photography and Lighting.
Dafydd Rhys, S4C Director of Content and Broadcasting, says; "I'm very glad to see such a variety of S4C programmes among the BAFTA Cymru 2015 nominations, with several excellent dramas such as Y Gwyll/Hinterland leading the way. The praise goes to the production companies for their tireless work to create bold, innovative and creative programmes. Each year, the BAFTA Cymru awards promote the creative sector in Wales at its best, and the nominations list this year doesn't disappoint, with S4C programmes prominent among them. Congratulations to all the nominees."
Along with drama, the nominations include a variety of genres which reflect the diverse programming S4C provides.
S4C productions have claimed two nominations in the children's category, where #Fi (Boom Plant) and Llan-ar-goll-en (Cwmni Da/Cynyrchiadau Twt) are included alongside BBC Wales' Wizards vs Aliens.
For Current Affairs, there are also two nominations Y Sgwrs: Ysbyty Dan Bwysau (BBC Cymru) and Y Byd ar Bedwar: Y Felan a Fi (ITV Cymru). Also, for News Coverage, Ymosodiad Paris: Newyddion Arbennig (BBC Cymru).
A factual programme has also been nominated for the Breakthrough Award, with Owen Davis nominated for the programme Gohebwyr: Owen Davis (Cwmni Da), and the emotional documentary Malcolm Allen: Cyfle Arall (Rondo Media) has been nominated for two awards: Single Documentary and Director: Factual.
The series Adam Price a Streic y Glowyr (Tinopolis) has been nominated for Factual Series, following its Bronze Award win at the 2015 New York International Film and Television awards.
Entertainment series Dim Byd (Cwmni Da) is hoping for its second BAFTA Cymru award, and Karl Jenkins: Pencerdd Penclawdd (Rondo Media) has been nominated for an Entertainment and Factual Photography award. Caryl a'r Lleill (Alfresco – a division of Boom Cymru) is nominated for Hair and Make-up.
For Sport and Live OB, Clwb Rygbi: Scarlets v Ospreys (BBC Wales) and Y Sioe (Boom Cymru) are nominated.
In all, the drama nominations include two Writers awards: Roger Williams for Tir and Gwyneth Lewis for Y Streic a Fi. Y Streic a Fi is also nominated for Television Drama and Director: Fiction, with Tir claiming a Photography and Lighting nomination.
Cara Fi has been nominated for Costume Design and Original Music. And, alongside Rhys Ifans' Actor nomination, Kevin Allen has been nominated for Director: Fiction for Dan y Wenallt, along with Original Music.