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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.

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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