“Imposter,” “Marley” pick up BAFTA nominations
BAFTA has unveiled the nominations for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards, with The Imposter (pictured) and McCullin up for two awards, and Marley, Searching for Sugar Man and West of Memphis also competing for the BAFTA doc prize.
The documentary category nominees include The Imposter (Bart Layton and Dimitri Doganis), which stylishly tells the story of a French con man and a missing Texas boy; Marley (Kevin Macdonald, Steve Bing and Charles Steel), on the life, music and legacy of Bob Marley; and McCullin (David Morris and Jacqui Morris), which tells the story of Don McCullin, one of the great war photographers.
Also up for the doc award is Searching for Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn), which looks at the journey of a couple of South African fans to find out what happened to the mysterious American musician Rodriguez; and West of Memphis (Amy Berg), which examines the case of the West Memphis Three.
The Imposter‘s director Bart Layton and producer Dimitri Doganis, and McCullin’s director David Morris and director/producer Jacqui Morris, are also up for the outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer award.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 10. The event will be broadcast on BBC1 and BBC1 HD, and will be hosted by Stephen Fry.