Whoop whoop. Give it up for team factual! Nine of our programmes have been nominated for the Grierson Awards. The Grierson Awards are hugely prestigious and coveted awards recognising documentaries from Britain and abroad that demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity, originality and overall excellence. Unless we don’t win any, in which case they’re rubbish.
The nominated films are as follows:
The 2013 Grierson Awards will be presented by the effervescent Caludia Winkleman at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London’s Southbank Centre on Monday, 4 November. They’ve promised a hot buffet and everything. Get in!
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About Grierson Awards
The Grierson Awards commemorate the pioneering Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson (1898 – 1972), famous for Drifters and Night Mail and the man widely regarded as the father of the documentary.
Established in 1972, the Grierson Awards recognise and celebrate documentaries from Britain and abroad that have made a significant contribution to the genre and that demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity, originality and overall excellence.
Awards are given in a number of categories, including Arts, History, Science and Contemporary Theme, as well as to first time and student filmmakers.