Channel 4 drama It’s A Sin wins writer and actor awards



The Channel 4 drama It’s A Sin won two awards at Bafta Cymru, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) in Wales.

Writer and creator of the hit series Russell T Davies won the gong for best writer, while Callum Scott Howells took home the award for best actor for his role in the acclaimed series.

It’s A Sin tells the story of a group of young friends living in London through the HIV / AIDS crisis of the 1980s and its impact on the LGBT community.

Russell T Davies at Edinburgh Television Festival 2019 (Jane Barlow / PA)

Davies said: “I have included a Welsh family in It’s A Sin to show that HIV is not just a metropolitan issue, and on a happier note, to show the vast amount of acting talent in the Country. Wales.

“I’m delighted with my prize, but above all happy with Callum’s victory.

“He’s so young and talented, and I’ve rarely seen an actor so loved by the cast and crew.”

Scott Howells, who played Colin on the show, tweeted, “I really can’t believe it.

“Diolch yn fawr iawn @BaftaCymru… to say that it means the world to me and my family is an understatement!

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart forever. “

Meanwhile, Gangs Of London received four awards, Matt Flannery for photography and lighting: fiction, Sara Jones for editing, Tom Pearce for production design and the sound team for sound.

Morfydd Clark was named Best Actress for her role in the critically acclaimed 2020 horror film Saint Maud, playing a hospice nurse and recently converted to High Catholicism who becomes obsessed with a former dancer in her charge, and believes that she must save her soul.

The Pembrokeshire Murders won the award for television drama and for which Marc Evans won the director: fiction award, making it the eighth victory of his career.

Other winners included Rhod Gilbert who received the presenter award for Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience, which also won the gong for the factual series, while Strictly Amy: Crohn’s and Me took home the award for single documentary.

The Director: Factual Award went to the first nominee Liana Stewart for Black & Welsh.

The gong photography: factual was presented to the camera team for Critical: Coronavirus in Intensive Care, while Pawb a’i Farn – Black Lives Matter won the News and Current Affairs award.

The makeup and hair award was won by Claire Pritchard-Jones for Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse, while Caroline McCall won the costume for her work on His Dark Materials.

The children’s program gong was awarded to Deian A Loli for the third time, the entertainment program was won by Dolig Ysgol Ni: Maesincla, the short film category was won by The Welshman and the feature film / television was won awarded to Eternal Beauty.

The Bafta Cymru Awards recognize excellence in broadcast and production within Wales film and television and by the Welsh in UK productions.



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