Senna has been recognised by the British film making establishment with three BAFTA award nominations.
It will be in contention in the Outstanding British Film, Best Documentary and Best Editing categories at the February 12 ceremony.#
It’s highly unusual for a documentary to be nominated alongside traditional dramas in the first category, where its rivals include My Week with Marilyn and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
“It has been a joy to bring Ayrton to the big screen and I think that these nominations recognise the beauty, the drama and the spectacle of his life,” writer Manesh Pandey told Motor Sport. “Our film stands up to the very best work out there. I’m so pleased, delighted and thrilled.”
Unfortunately Senna was ignored by the committee responsible for compiling the ‘long list’ for the Academy Awards, so the complete membership have not been given a chance to vote for it.