Loughinisland film nominated for top award

Loughinisland film nominated for top award

10 January 2018

A FILM on the Loughinisland murders has been nominated for a Writers Guild of America award.

Alex Gibney’s film, No Stone Unturned, has been shortlisted in the documentary screenplay category.

The film sets out to uncover the truth behind the 1994 Loughinisland Massacre in the Heights Bar and reveal why the case was not properly investigated.

The documentary, which names the suspects it believes were behind the attack, opens with a reconstruction of the murders and is interwoven with harrowing recollections of survivors and relatives of the six men who died.

The Writers Guild of America revealed the nominations for its 2018 theatrical and documentary screenplay awards on Thursday.

The awards, along with trophies in other categories, including TV and digital media, will be handed out February 11 via simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.

Late Night With Seth Meyers writer and contributor Amber Ruffin will host the New York show, while Patton Oswalt will host the LA event.

Mr Gibney’s film is up against Betting on Zero, Jane and Oklahoma City in his category.

No Stone Unturned recently attracted large audiences in cinemas at home and will now have an even bigger audience as it becomes available on streaming services such as Amazon.

It was announced this week that No Stone Unturned is now available nationwide on VOD (Video on Demand) in the US.