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Channel 4 doc Damilola: The Boy Next Door and BBC2 series Once Upon a Time in Iraq are among six programmes to have secured two nominations in this year's Grierson Awards.

Acme Films' exploration of Damilola Taylor is in the running for best history documentary while its presenter, emerging talent Yinka Bokinni [pictured], is up for best documentary presenter. Keo's much-acclaimed Iraq series also makes the history shortlist, as well as the overall best series list.

The other shows with two nominations are Silverback Films/WWF Productions' Netflix series David Attenborough: A Life on our Planet (best single doc - domestic; best natural history or environmental); Lambent Films' BBC3 doc Defending Digga D (best single domestic; best music); Marble Films' BBC4 doc Locked In: Breaking the Silence (best single - domestic; best single); and Public Square Films' BBC4 doc Welcome to Chechnya: The Gay Purge (best single - international; current affairs).

In all, 56 films make the cut across 15 categories. The BBC leads the running with 28 nominations, ahead of Netflx's 10.

Talent Manager is sponsoring a new addition to this year's awards, the Grierson Hero of the Year, to be revealed on the night. This will be bestowed upon an individual nominated by their industry peers and judged by the Trustees to have made a positive impact within the industry over the last 12 months.

The awards take place on 10 November. For the full list of nominations, click here

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