The Grierson Trust has announced the final nominations for the 47th annual British Documentary Awards

The awards will be presented on 14th November by barrister-turned-TV presenter, Rob Rinder.
Of the 52 nominated films, 21 were broadcast on BBC channels. Netflix receives 10 nominations and Channel 4 has 9, while ITV and the Guardian have one apiece. Festival, university and cinematic screenings make up the remaining 10.
This year, just three films have the double honour of featuring in multiple categories. They are: Fyre:  The Greatest Party That Never Happened features in the Best Single International and Best Entertaining lists; Three Identical Strangers makes the cut in Best Entertaining and Best Cinema categories  and Stabbed:  Britain’s Knife Crime Crisis is nominated in best Single Domestic with Duwayne Brooks up for Best Presenter.

Announcing the nominations, Chair of The Grierson Trust, Lorraine Heggessey says: "This year’s Grierson shortlists show the versatility of the documentary form with nominations covering a wide variety of subjects and styles from many different broadcasters and platforms.  Once again the judges were delighted with the high standard even though it made our decisions harder! From global names to newcomers,  the Grierson Awards will be celebrating the passion and tenacity of these talented film makers. "
The full list of nominations 2019:

Envy Best Single Documentary – Domestic  
Director:  Ben Anthony, Minnow Films for BBC One     
Gun No. 6         
Director: James Newton, The Garden Productions for BBC Two             
Married to a Paedophile          
Director:  Colette Camden, Brinkworth Films for Channel 4      
Stabbed: Britain’s Knife Crime Crisis  
Director:  Toby Trackman, Rogan Productions in association with On the Corner for BBC One
Best Single Documentary – International
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened         
Director:  Chris Smith, Jerry Media, Library Films, Matte Projects & Vice Studios for Netflix     
Knock Down the House            
Director:  Rachel Lears, Knock Down the House LLC for Netflix
Storyville – The Trial of Ratko Mladic
Director/Producers:  Henry Singer & Rob Miller, Sandpaper Films for BBC Four            
Storyville – Under the Wire     
Director:  Chris Martin, Arrow Media, General theatrical release
Getty Images Best Current Affairs Documentary      
Escape from Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess      
Director:  Jane McMullen, BBC TV Current Affairs for BBC Two
The Hunt for Jihadi John          
Director:  Anthony Wonke, Nutopia for Channel 4        
Iraq: A State of Mind  
Director:  Namak Khoshnaw, BBC Arabic for BBC Arabic           
One Day in Gaza          
Director:  Olly Lambert, BBC TV Current Affairs for BBC Two   
Storm Best Arts or Music Documentary        
Angela Carter: Of Wolves and Women            
Director/Producer:  Jude Ho, BBC Studios for BBC Two             
The Football Club: Artist in Residence             
Director:  Marcus Plowright, Story Vault for Channel 4 
Directors:  Alan Hicks & Rashida Jones, Le Train Train, Bob’s Your Uncle, Tribeca Production for Netflix
Super Kids: Breaking Away from Care             
Director:  Guy King, Expectation Entertainment for Channel 4     
Channel 5 Best Historical Documentary        
A Dangerous Dynasty: House of Assad            
Director:  The Production Team, 72 Films for BBC Two             
The Last Survivors      
Director:  Arthur Cary, Minnow Films for BBC Two      
Thatcher: A Very British Revolution  
Director:  The Production Team, BBC Studios: The Documentary Unit  for BBC Two
The Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story           
Director:  Liza Williams, Wall to Wall Media for BBC Four        
Sargent Disc Best Science Documentary        
The Bleeding Edge      
Directors:  Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering, Shark Island Institute for Netflix
The Parkinson’s Drug Trial: A Miracle Cure?
Director/Producer:  Jemima Harrison,  Passionate Productions for BBC Two  
The Secret Life of Landfill: A Rubbish History
Director:  Craig Collinson, Tern Television Productions for BBC Four  
Surgeons: At the Edge of Life 
Director:  The Production Team, Dragonfly Film and Television for BBC Two 
Discovery Best Natural History Documentary
Drowning in Plastic   
Director:  Tom Watt-Smith, Raw TV for BBC One          
Dynasties: Chimp        
Director:  Rosie Thomas, Natural History Unit, BBC Studios for BBC One
Natural World – Pangolins: The World’s Most Wanted Animal          
Director/Producer:  Victoria Bromley, BBC Studios for BBC Two          
Our Planet:  Episode 2 – Frozen Worlds           
Director:  The Production Team, Silverback Films for Netflix   
Nyman Libson Paul Best Entertaining Documentary             
Bros: After the Screaming Stops
Director:  David Soutar , Fullwell 73 for BBC Four         
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened         
Director:  Chris Smith,   Jerry Media, Library Films, Matte Projects & Vice Studios for Netflix    
The Legend of Cocaine Island
Director:  Theo Love, Sidestilt Production in association with Dreamco Pictures for Netflix     
Three Identical Strangers       
Director:  Tim Wardle, Raw for General theatrical release        
Netflix Best Documentary Series       
Leaving Neverland     
Director:  The Production Team, Amos Pictures for Channel 4
Director:  The Production Team, Spring Films   for Channel 4  
Storyville – Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate             
Directors:  Liz Garbus & Jenny Carchman, Radical Media for BBC Two
Why Slavery? 
Director:  The Production Team, The Why Foundation for BBC Four
Channel 4 Best Constructed Documentary Series    
60 Days on the Streets             
Director:  The Production Team, Boundless & Motion Content Group for Channel 4     
First Dates Hotel         
Director:  The Production Team, Twenty Twenty Television for Channel 4      
The Great British School Swap             
Director:  The Production Team, Top Hat Productions  for Channel 4
Love Island     
Director:  The Production Team, ITV Studios & Motion Content Group for ITV2            
BFI Doc Society Fund Best Cinema Documentary
Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.           
Director:  Steve Loveridge, General theatrical release 
Minding the Gap          
Director:  Bing Liu, General theatrical release 
They Shall Not Grow Old          
Director:  Peter Jackson, WingNut Films for General theatrical release
Three Identical Strangers       
Director:  Tim Wardle, Raw for General theatrical release        
The Rumi Foundation Best Documentary Short         
Black Sheep    
Director:  Ed Perkins, Lightbox for the Guardian           
Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane         
Director:  Kim A. Snyder, K.A. Snyder Productions and Cuomo Cole Productions in association with Artemis Rising and Transform Films for Netflix   
Period. End of Sentence.          
Director:  Rayka Zehtabchi, The Pad Project in partnership with Action India, Girls Learn International, The Feminist Majority Foundation, Oakwood School & Sikhya Entertainment for Netflix
Director:  Floyd Russ, Bindery Films for Netflix             
All3Media Best Student Documentary           
Broken Skin    
Director/Producer:  Lidija Burcak, Goldsmiths University of London   
City of Children            
Director:  Arantxa Hernández Barthe, National Film and Television School      
Director:  Karl Forchhammer, National Film and Television School      
Siân: Portrait of a Photographer        
Director/Producer:  Dylan Friese-Greene, Kingston University
Warner Bros. TV Production UK Best Documentary Presenter          
AKRAM KHAN for Akram Khan: Curry House Kid      
Director:  Nick Poyntz, Swan Films for Channel 4          
DUWAYNE BROOKS for Stabbed: Britain’s Knife Crime Crisis            
Director:  Toby Trackman, Rogan Productions for BBC One     
LOUIS THEROUX for Louis Theroux: Altered States 
Directors:  Arron Fellows, Wesley Pollitt, BBC Studios: The Documentary Unit for BBC Two   
NADIYA HUSSAIN for Nadiya: Anxiety and Me            
Director:  Rob Farquhar, Raw TV for BBC One 

Staff Reporter

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