The Armstrong Lie nominated for BAFTA award

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The Armstrong Lie has been nominated for Best Documentary in the 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards.

Alex Gibney’s film started out as a documentary charting Lance Armstrong’s comeback to professional cycling in 2009, but took a different course when Armstrong confessed to career-long doping in January 2013. 

Originally titled The Road Back, Gibney had to re-write and re-edit his work as the story changed – and gave the film a new title, The Armstrong Lie

Another of Gibney’s documentaries, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, is also nominated, along with The Act of Killing, Blackfish and Tim’s Vermeer.

The 2014 BAFTA ceremony takes place on Sunday, February 16, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and will be shown live on BBC One.

The Armstrong Lie will be released in cinemas on January 31.

Watch an exclusive clip of The Armstrong Lie below.

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The Armstrong Lie: film trailer