British Documentary Awards

Grierson Trust unveils 2016 nominees

Phillip Wood for Chasing Dad: A Lifelong Addiction

The annual awards recognise innovation and quality in documentary films across a number of categories, from student and international productions, to arts to current affairs documentaries.

Many of this year’s shortlisted award nominees have received RTS awards or nominations in the past year.

Among the nominees is RTS Student Awards winner Phillip Wood for Chasing Dad: A Lifelong Addiction. He is nominated in the Best Newcomer Documentary category.

Grierson Trust unveils British Documentary Awards nominees

The shortlist for The Grierson Trust 2015 British Documentary Awards has been announced.

The BBC and Channel 4 dominate the list, with 34 and 25 entries respectively.

Channel 5 features in the list for the first time since 2009, with nods for GPs: Behind Closed Doors and Can’t Pay? Final Demand Special.

First-time nominees include Vice for The Islamic State, BBC iPlayer with Adam Curtis’ Bitter Lake, CNN for Extreme Antibiotics and, in a children’s first, CBBC with Mr Alzheimers and Me.