The winners of the 32nd BAFTA Cymru Awards have been announced and stars including Taron Egerton, Luke Evans and Rakie Ayola took home prizes. The ceremony, which recognises the best in film and television, was hosted by TV presenter Alex Jones at the ICC Wales in Newport.

Y Sŵn [shot by Bryan Gavigan] which was up for seven nominations, picked up the first prize of the night with Best Feature/Television Film. Set in the 1980s, it tells the tale of the campaign for a Welsh language TV channel and Gwynfor Evans, whose threat to go on hunger strike ultimately led to the foundation of S4C.

Rocketman star Egerton picked up his first BAFTA Cymru prize in the Best Actor category for his role in US crime drama, Black Bird. The American Crime drama [shot by Natalie Kingston] tells the true story of convict James “Jimmy” Keene (played by Egerton) who was convinced by the FBI to get closer to a serial killer to make sure he stayed behind bars. The miniseries premiered on Apple TV+ in July of last year and has received critical acclaim with particular praise toward Jimmy Keene’s original story and Egerton’s portrayal of him.

Sci-fi series The Lazarus Project [edited by Johannes Hubrich] which starred Paapa Essiedu and was made by Welsh production company Urban Myth Films, was awarded Best Television Drama.


Click here to read the full list of winners at the 2023 BAFTA Cymru Awards.