EE British Academy Film Awards has announced its nominations for 2016 and He Named Me Malala has landed a nomination in the upcoming awards Documentary category.
Directed by American filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, the film is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the passionate Pakistani advocate of girls’ education who survived a brutal Taliban gun attack in 2012.
The documentary has been nominated for an award alongside filmmaker Asif Kapadia’s Amy — that depicts the life and death of singer Amy Winehouse, Matthew Heineman’s Cartel Land, Marlon Stevan Riley’s Listen to Me and Jennifer Peedom’s Sherpa, read a statement on the official site of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
The 69th annual BAFTA Film Awards will be held on February 14 at the Royal Opera House. He Named Me Malala is also expected to get nominated in the same category at the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, whose final nominations will be announced on January 14.