SENNA picked up two BAFTA Awards. (Pictured L-R) James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Asif Kapandia, Eric Fellner, Manish Pandey, Gregers Sall and Chris King

The acclaimed SENNA documentary picked up its greatest recognition to-date at the 2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards overnight, winning in two of the three categories in which it was nominated. SENNA won the ‘Best Editing’ award as well as ‘Best Documentary’.

In the documentary category, SENNA beat fellow nominees Project Nim and George Harrison: Living in the Material World to scoop the honour, while the documentary’s editors Gregers Sall and Chris King were rightly recognised for their tremendous editing skills.


SENNA was also nominated for ‘Outstanding British Film’, the first time that a documentary had made this shortlist since the acclaimed Man On Wire.

This year’s BAFTAs were the first since 1990 to feature a separate documentary category – documentaries could only earn recognition in the ‘Outstanding British Film’ beforehand.

Congratulations to the entire SENNA team!

If you haven’t yet done so, check out our exclusive interviews with SENNA director Asif Kapadia and producer James Gay-Rees by clicking on the thumbnails below:

James Gay-Rees Asif Kapadia

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