BBC Studios’ “moving, magisterial and beautifully made” Channel 4 doc Grenfell: The Untold Story was named best single documentary at the Grierson Awards.
Judges said that James Newton’s 70-minute doc, which used footage shot inside Grenfell by artist Constantine Gras in the years leading up to the fire, was “well constructed, beautifully paced, respectfully scored and brought a depth to a well-known story”.
Meanwhile, Netflix scored three wins, including best documentary series for jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy from Time Studios in association with Creative Control and Leah Natasha Productions.
Judges hailed the production team’s “brave” decision to invest early on in the project, securing access to Kanye West to document “a fascinating story of creativity, persistence, grit and the nature – and perils – of genius”.
The film was also named best music documentary, while Netflix doc Three Songs for Benazir picked up the prize for best short.
Other notable winners included True Vision/Nevision’s ITV doc The Missing Children (best history doc); Milk and Honey Productions’ BBC doc Salt (best arts doc), Cardiff Productions/Open University BBC co-pro We Are Black and British (best constructed documentary series) and Dorothy Street Pictures’ Apple TV+ commission ’Twas The Fight Before Christmas (best entertaining doc).
Clare Richards was presented with her Talent Manager Hero of the Year Award, while the ceremony also paid tribute to the late Roger Graef, who was posthumously given the Grierson Trustees Award.
For a full list of winners, click here