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“City of Ghosts,” “Jane” score BAFTA nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has revealed the nominations for the 2018 British Academy Film Awards, with Matthew Heineman’s City of Ghosts and Brett Morgen‘s Jane among the ...
January 9, 2018

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has revealed the nominations for the 2018 British Academy Film Awards, with Matthew Heineman’s City of Ghosts and Brett Morgen‘s Jane among the docs receiving nods.

Heineman’s City of Ghosts (pictured) documents the atrocities committed by ISIS in Syria, while Morgen’s Jane presents an aural landscape of primatologist Jane Goodall. The two films have most recently been nominated for Producers Guild Awards, Cinema Eye Honors and IDA Documentary Awards, as well as having been shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature at the the 90th Academy Awards.

Nominations for the Documentary prize also went to Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, which details writer James Baldwin’s story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel Remember This House; Bryan Fogel’s Icarus, which delves into the Russian doping scandal that plagued the 2016 summer Olympics; and Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk‘s An Inconvenient Sequel, in which former U.S. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight to influence international climate policy.

The ceremony, hosted by English actor and former model Joanna Lumley, takes place on Feb. 18 at the Royal Albert Hall in London and will be broadcast across BBC1.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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