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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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