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2022 Nominees

9/11: Inside the President's War room

Wish/Art Films, BBC ONE, Apple TV+


- History & Biography

A unique first television draft of history and a claustrophobic clock-ticking journalistically rigorous factual drama, this film told the story of the Presidency on arguably the most consequential day in recent history. It aimed to provide viewers with a unique and revealing insight into how the US Government dealt with a large-scale terrorist attack using four commercial aircraft as missiles. It aimed to show how the politicians coped as thousands of Americans lost their lives and provided a rare insight into how they exactly responded at the time. This 90-minute feature length documentary told the definitive timeline story of the Presidency through 12 hours of that momentous day – as it changed the President, changed America, and changed the world. After years of access negotiation this was uniquely told through the direct testimony of President Bush himself, Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and the most senior political staff.