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Gibney, Oppenheimer lead BAFTA doc nominees

Alex Gibney's documentaries The Armstrong Lie (pictured) and We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks will face off against each other for the best documentary prize at the 2014 BAFTA Film Awards.
January 8, 2014

Alex Gibney’s documentaries The Armstrong Lie (pictured) and We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks will face off against each other for the best documentary prize at the 2014 BAFTA Film Awards.

The films, which both played theatrically in the UK, will face off against Teller and Penn Jillette’s doc Tim’s Vermeer, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s film Blackfish, and Joshua Oppenheimer’s hybrid doc The Act of Killing.

Meanwhile, Oppenheimer’s doc has also been nominated in the best film not in the English language category, where it faces off against four narrative dramas, including Blue is the Warmest Color.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on February 16. Searching for Sugar Man won BAFTA’s best documentary film prize last year, while Senna claimed the title the year before.

Gibney discussed both of his BAFTA-nominated docs during a keynote conversation at the 2013 Realscreen Summit.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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