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“Amy,” “Cartel Land” score BAFTA nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has revealed the nominations for the 2016 British Academy Film Awards, with Asif Kapadia's Amy (pictured) and Matthew Heineman's Cartel Land among the docs up for awards.
January 8, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has revealed the nominations for the 2016 British Academy Film Awards, with Asif Kapadia‘s Amy (pictured) and Matthew Heineman’s Cartel Land among the docs receiving nods.

Kapadia’s Amy, chronicling the life story of the late musician Amy Winehouse, has received nominations in the Outstanding British Film and Documentary categories.

Nominations for the Documentary prize also went to Heineman’s Cartel Land, about a Mexican physician battling the country’s drug cartels; Davis Guggenheim‘s He Named Me Malala, documenting female rights activist and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai; Stevan Riley’s Listen to Me Marlon, on actor Marlon Brando’s previously unheard audio tape recordings; and Jennifer Peedom’s  Sherpafocused on Mount Everest’s Sherpa community following the deadly April 2014 avalanche.

Sean McAllister’s A Syrian Love Story, following a Syrian activist couple looking to escape the violence plaguing the country with their children, was nominated in the category of Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. The film is produced by McAllister and Elhum Shakerifar.

The ceremony, hosted by English comedian and actor Stephen Fry, takes place on February 14 at the Royal Opera House in London and will be broadcast across BBC1.

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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