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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.

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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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