Grierson Awards 2023: The Winners



10 November 2023


The documentary world gathered on the 9th November at the Queen Elizabeth Hall to celebrate this years Grierson Awards.

The Grierson Awards celebrate the very best documentaries from the last 12 months, across a range of categories, and are one of the biggest nights in the documentary calendar.

A number of projects posted with us were up for nomination this year and we are delighted that many went on to win at this years ceremony. A big congratulations to all of our clients who collected prizes this year, including a double win for Keo Films’ Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland.

All the Winners

ENVY Best Single Documentary - Domestic

We were proud to sponsor the 'Best Single Documentary - Domestic' category this year and Lyra went on to win the award. Congratulations to Northern Ireland Screen, TG4 and HiddenLight on your incredible film.

The award was presented on stage by our Creative Director, Natascha Cadle alongside documentary filmmaker Stacey Dooley.

Best Sports Documentary

The Real Mo Farah is the personal story of Mo Farah and his journey to the UK as a young boy and the years that followed which led him to becoming a Olympic Champion at London 2012.

Congratulations to everyone at Atomized Studios and Red Bull Studios.

Best History Documentary

Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland (Episode 3) were the recipients of Best History Documentary. In the third episode of the series, the effects of the conflict in Northern Ireland are explored through the accounts of 3 women, whilst IRA Prisoners begin a hunger strike in protest to Margaret Thatcher's policies.

Best Science Documentary

Inside Our Autistic Minds (Episode 1) took the prize for Best Science Documentary. In the series, Chris Packham teams up with filmmakers, musicians and artists to help a group of autistic people tell their story and share what's inside their mind through short films. Congratulations to everyone at BBC Studios.

Best Documentary Series

Keo Films collected a second award of the night for Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland winning Best Documentary Series.

25 years on from the end of The Troubles, people who lived through the events share their personal accounts and reflect on the legacy of the conflict.