“Senna” leads BAFTA longlist
Asif Kapadia’s F1 doc Senna (pictured) has been longlisted in six categories for the 2012 British Academy Film Awards, including Best Film, Outstanding British Film and Documentary, while Wim Wender’s Pina and James Marsh’s Project Nim are also in the running for best doc.
Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living In The Material World and Kevin Macdonald’s Life In A Day round out the five contenders in the documentary category, which is to be whittled down to a three strong shortlist.
Senna is the only non-fiction film to put in an appearance outside of the Documentary category. In addition to its mentions in the Best Film, Outstanding British Film and Documentary categories, it is also longlisted in the Sound, Editing and Original Screenplay fields.
The acclaim comes after screenwriter Manish Pandey was earlier this week nominated for an award by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) for Senna, in the documentary screenplay category. The WGA’s sister organization, the Producers Guild of America (PGA), has also recognized the film.
Nominations in all categories will be announced on January 17, and winners will be announced at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards on February 12. As previously reported, Scorsese will be this year honored with a Fellowship, BAFTA’s highest accolade.
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