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Searching For Sugar Man picks up top award at BAFTAs

Searching for Sugar ManMalik Bendjelloul’s Searching for Sugar Man took home another prize this weekend after winning the award for Best Documentary Feature at the BAFTAs. The Imposter‘s director Bart Layton and producer Dimitri Doganis bagged the award for Outstanding Debut.

London was host to the BAFTA ceremony this Sunday and the town flooded with stars and paparazzi.

For the second year in a row, the event – often referred to as the British Oscars – included a Best Documentary category.

The top prize went to Searching For Sugar Man which is also hotly tipped for an Oscar this year after winning the main documentary prizes from the DGA and the PGA.

Other nominees for the Best Documentary BAFTA were:

The Imposter – Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis

Marley – Kevin Macdonald, Steve Bing, Charles Steel

McCullin – David Morris, Jacqui Morris

West of Memphis – Amy Berg

In the Outstanding Debut category nominations were also given to first-time feature documentary filmmakers David and Jacqui Morris, the directors/producers behind the documentary McCullin, currently playing in UK cinemas.

Layton and Doganis, however, beat them off alongside feature films such as the popular Christmas film The Muppets, Dexter Fletcher’s Wild Bill and I Am Nasrine.


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Alexandra Zeevalkink is a Dutch-born journalist living in London who founded DocGeeks in August 2011 in order to have a legitimate excuse to watch every documentary under the sun. She freelances for various publications and writes mainly about documentaries and the film production industry. When she is not blogging or watching films, she enjoys theater, photography and reading loads of books. She is always on the look out for potential partnerships with other creative minds.

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