Asif Kipadia’s phenomenal Senna was overlookedby a confused and self-obsessed Hollywood, but the Brits did the right thing by nominating and awarding the film with a “Best Documentary” award in the BAFTA — their clearly superior version of the Oscars. The film also won for best editing.
If you haven’t yet seen Senna you basically suck, at this point, given the many opportunities to see it. Seriously, go watch it now. Stop reading this. Go watch it. It’s about racing legend Ayrton Senna’s all too brief career. How can you not love that?
It is our favorite documentary this year. Even better than the ones we appeared in. It was perhaps doomed to not get nominated here in the U.S. given the subject matter, so this is at least some acknowledgement that we’re not crazy.