Published on: 11 November 2021 in Industry

2021 Grierson Award Winners announced

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On Wednesday 10 November the winners of the 2021 Grierson Awards were announced, and we’re thrilled to see so many members take home awards for their work across a range of factual categories. 

In the Best Single Documentary — Domestic category, Directors UK members Jonnie HughesAlastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey won the award for their work on David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet. Meanwhile, members Jessica Kelly and Simon Cox were highly commended in the Best Current Affairs Documentary for Undercover in the Schools that Chain Boys.

In Best Science Documentary, Directors UK members Xavier Alford and Sacha Mirzoeff won for Locked In: Breaking the Silence. Member James Reed was successful in the Best Natural History or Environmental Documentary category for My Octopus Teacher,  and elsewhere The School That Tried to End Racism won the award for Best Constructed Documentary Series – this is credited by Grierson to the programme’s production team, which features members of Directors UK. 

Finally, in the Best History Documentary category, Directors UK members James BluemelJo AbelWill Anderson and Andrew Palmer won for their work on Once Upon a Time in Iraq — Episode 2, which also triumphed in the category for Best Documentary Series. 

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees! You can read a full list here

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