A selection of photographs from the 50th annual Grierson Awards

A selection of photographs from the 50th annual Grierson Awards
Thank you to our hosts, Rosie Jones and AJ Odudu! Browse all the photos on our Facebook page.

The winners' portraits...

Thursday, 10 November, the 50th annual British Documentary Awards. Photographs by Hello Content: Victor Frankowski/Caitlin Mogridge.

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Prime Video Best Entertaining Documentary

’Twas the Fight Before Christmas

Steph Faucher, Nic Zimmerman, Becky Read, Ellie Phillips, Jane Bevan

Sky Documentaries Best Music Documentary

jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy - act i: VISION*

Coodie Simmons, Chike Ozah, J. Ivy

Channel 4 Best Constructed Documentary Series

We Are Black and British

Lindsay Davies, Narinder Minhas, Becky Clarke, Jessica Mitchell

Televisual Best Current Affairs Documentary

Exposure - Afghanistan: No Country for Women

Tom Giles, Mark Summer, Ramita Naval, Karim Shah

Best Arts Documentary

Salt, by Selina Thompson

Lucy Pilkington, Alison Ramsey, Denise Alder

Red Bull Studios Best Sports Documentary

Citizen Ashe

Beth Hubbard

Disney+ Best Documentary Presenter


Jamie MacDonald, Yinka Bokini (winner of Best Presenter 2021), Jamie O’Leary

All3Media Best Student Documentary

Ten by Ten

Jami Bennett

The Talent Manager Grierson Hero of the Year Award

Clare Richards

Sarah Lee, Clare Richards, Soleta Rogan

The Open University Best Science Documentary

A Year in the Ice: The Arctic Drift

Céire Clark, Angela Neillis, Ashley Morris, Cameron Balbirnie, Gary Hunter

BFI Doc Society Fund Best Cinema Documentary

Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)

Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson (on-screen)

Best History Documentary

The Missing Children

Bettany Hughes (presenter of category), Nainita Desai, Tom Giles, Patrick Garrick, Tanya Stephan, Rachel Cumella, Teresa O’Sullivan, Brian Woods, Anne Morrison

Discovery Best Natural History or Environmental Documentary

The Green Planet: Tropical Worlds

Ella Al-Shamahi, Rupert Barrington, Paul Williams, Mike Gunton

Fulwell 73 Best Documentary Short

Three Songs for Benazir

Gulistan Mirzaei, Elizabeth Mirzaei (on-screen)

BBC Grierson Trustees’ Award

The late Roger Graef OBE

Tom Giles and Roger’s wife, Susan Richards

Envy Best Single Documentary – Domestic

Grenfell: The Untold Story

James Newton, Cat Bruce Clayton, Constantine Gras, Daisy Ayliffe, Kirsty Cunningham, Jessie Versluys, Evih Efue

Netflix Best Documentary Series

jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy*

Kevin Thmson, Coodie Simmons, Chike Ozah, J. Ivy

Molinare Best Single Documentary – International

The Reason I Jump

Jonny Persey, Nainita Desai, Stewart Le Maréchal, Al Morrow, Jerry Rothwell, Stevie Lee, Jeremy Dear

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Chair of The Grierson Trust, Lorraine Heggessey with outgoing Managing Director, Jane Callaghan

Our 2022 Grierson DocLab trainees with Director of Training Programmes, Yen Yau

You can catch up wth the ceremony in full (with BSL interpreters and catpioned films available) on The Grierson Trust’s YouTube channel and download the 2022 Grierson Awards programme.

With thanks to our sponsors and supporters...

*The British Documentary Awards celebrate the best in documentary filmmaking, recognising the directors and the creative teams behind some of the world’s most influential and talked about factual films. On Thursday 10th November, filmmakers Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah were recognised for their 20 years of dedication and skill in creating and directing their series Jeen-Yuhs.

The jury meetings for the 2022 awards took place earlier in the autumn before the most recent controversies and Kanye’s anti-Semitic comments. These awards are in no way for Kayne himself. The Grierson Trust is clear that his anti-Semitic abuse is abhorrent, and we stand against racism in all its forms.

Published: 15 November 2022

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