Docs

“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 Pina and Project Nim are also in the running for best doc.
January 6, 2012

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.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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