C4 docs net nine Grierson nominations
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:
- Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline (Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme – International)
- No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields Of Sri Lanka (Best Documentary on Current Affairs)
- Syria: Across the Lines (Best Documentary on Current Affairs)
- How to Build a Bionic Man (Best Science or Natural History Documentary)
- Dogging Tales (Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme – Domestic)
- Lifers (Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme – Domestic)
- Grayson Perry (Documentary Presenter of the Year, for All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry)
- Chopin Saved My Life (Best Arts Documentary)
- The Imposter (Best Cinema Documentary) (This one's actually Film4, but we're all friends here)
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!
Notes to editors:
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.