Comedy-drama In My Skin proved the success of the 2022 Welsh Baftas, known as Bafta Cymru, as it scooped three awards at St David’s Hall in Cardiff.
One host even poked fun at his winning streak as the five-part series picked up Best Director, Best TV Drama and Best Writer for its depiction of teenage life in Wales.
Dream Horse, nominated in five categories, took home two awards, including the coveted Best Actor award for Owen Teale’s performance.
The Game Of Thrones actor sometimes seemed lost for words during his acceptance speech and repeatedly said he was “blown away”.
Bwyd Byd Epic Chris, a cooking show hosted by Chris Roberts, also won two awards for best presenter and best entertainment program.
In My Skin, screenwriter Kayleigh Llewellyn, who was called back to the stage three times, paid tribute to her mother for inspiring her.
Pausing occasionally to apologize for swearing, she told the crowd, “The greatest gift she ever gave me was opening up the world of storytelling.
“Every evening she would take the time to read us a story, then every weekend she would take us to the Cabalfa library.
“She let us run around and fill our arms with the books and we were just buzzing – like, ‘oh it’s free, isn’t it?’
“So thank you mom and thank you public libraries. I hope the Conservatives stop rubbing your ass.
TV executive Shane Allen first claimed that Llewellyn’s drama won another award, which was actually for Black Mirror producer Annabel Jones.
“This award also goes to In My Skin,” he said, before adding, “It’s not – they haven’t had time to get back to their seats yet.”
Best Actress went to Emilia Jones for Coda, in which she played the only hearing member of a deaf family in Massachusetts, USA.
With Jones unable to collect the award in person, cameras focused on an unsmiling Joanna Scanlan, who had been nominated in the same category for her role in After Love.
The Bafta Cymru for Best Editing (Factal) went to Dan Young for Slammed, while Elen Pierce Lewis won the Editing Award (Fiction).
Chloe Fairweather, who won the breakthrough actor award for Dying To Divorce, has paid tribute to the “courage and courage” of the women portrayed in the domestic violence film.
Other winners included Affairs Of The Art for the shorts category, Claire Williams from The Pursuit Of Love for hair and makeup, and Coronavirus: A Care Home’s Story, for news, current affairs and current events.