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Steve McQueen’s BBC racial justice documentary three-parter Uprising and Storyville-backed cinema doc Navalny have each secured two nominations at this year’s Grierson Trust Awards.

The first episode of Rogan Productions/Lammas Park/Turbine Studios' Uprising, which explores the 1981 New Cross fire, is up for best history documentary, while the series as a whole is in the running for best documentary series.

In the latter category, it is up against Blast! Films’ Channel 4 two-parter Jeremy Kyle Show: Death on Daytime, 72 Films’ National Geographic commission 9/11: one Day in America and Netflix’ jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, from Time Studios in association with Creative Control and Leah Natasha Productions.

The US-commissioned Kanye West series is also nominated in the best music category, while current affairs nomiee Navalny (CNN Films/HBO Max) is up for best cinema doc against Oscar-winner Summer of Soul (also up for best music) and Disney + film The Reason I Jump (best single – international; produced by MetFilm Production/The Ideas Room/Runaway Fridge).

The BBC again dominates the shortlist with 25 nominations, ahead of Netflix’s seven, Channel 4’s six and Sky’s four.

In the single documentary – domestic category, BBC Studios’ Channel 4 doc Grenfell: the Inside Story and Dorothy St Pictures/Uppercut Films/Flobus Pictures’ The Last Mountain face cinema release Mothers of the Revolution, a Universal Pictures Content Group film about the Greenham Common protests, and Prime Video’s exploration of muscular dystrophy, A Space In Time (Salon Pictures/BFI/Bohemia Media/Reservoir Docs/BondIt/Buffalo 8).

Meanwhile, the constructed factual category pits C4’s The Dog House (Five Mile Films) against three BBC titles: Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star (Wall to Wall), Idris Elba’s Fight School (Workerbee/Green Door) and We Are Black and British (Cardiff Productions/The Open University).

This year’s Grierson Hero of the Year, sponsored by The Talent Manager, and the recipient of the Grierson Trustees Award, will be announced in due course.

This year’s Griersons take place on 10th November.

To see the full 2022 shortlist, click here

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