My Octopus Teacher nominated for a Bafta award

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Craig Foster and the octopus in My Octopus Teacher.
Craig Foster and the octopus in My Octopus Teacher.
Photo: Tom Foster/Netflix

The South African documentary My Octopus Teacher has been nominated for a Bafta in the Documentary Feature category. The film will go up against four other movies, including David Attenborough's A Life on Our Planet.

See the full list of nominations here.

Directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, the film centres on the award-winning filmmaker, Craig Foster who develops a friendship with a curious octopus while diving in the Atlantic Ocean.

In February, it was announced that the film made the Oscars shortlist.

READ MORE | SA documentary My Octopus Teacher makes Oscars shortlist 

Since the film's release on Netflix, it has become an awards season darling.

It won two awards at the Critics' Choice Documentary Awards (CCDA) in November 2020, the Grand Teton Award at the Jackson Wild Media Awards in August 2020 and the Best Feature Film award at the EarthX film festival.

On Tuesday, Pippa and James were also nominated for a Directors Guild Award.

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