Doing the Most: SA Documentary 'My Octopus Teacher' Scoops BAFTA

Doing the Most: SA Documentary 'My Octopus Teacher' Scoops BAFTA

- My Octopus Teacher has received a BAFTA and the nation is buzzing about the big win overseas

- The documentary is about a filmmaker who builds a relationship with a wild octopus in the ocean

- Social media users have been congratulating the producers of the film and are proud of the accolade

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South African documentary My Octopus Teacher has won a British Academy Film Award (BAFTA). The film has also been nominated for an Oscar.

The Netflix documentary, coordinated by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, tells the story of a year spent by filmmaker Craig Cultivate as he constructs a relationship with a wild basic octopus in the South African kelp forest off the Cape.

Elrich acknowledged the honour from the British film and TV foundation during a function that was hosted on Sunday night.

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Doing the most: SA documentary 'My Octopus Teacher' scoops BAFTA
'My Octopus Teacher' inspired many and took home a BAFTAf for the best documentary. Image: @allcapetown
Source: Twitter

Social media reacted to the news that the South African documentary took home a huge honour. Take a look at the reactions below:

@mfcmark1969 said:

"Congratulations to all involved in My Octopus Teacher. Well deserved. Hopefully, Seaspiracy wins next year!"

@WDATAGproject commented:

"So well deserved! Fitting recognition of an illuminating and dignified teacher and her compassionate student."

@JJBJR_ said:

"`Somehow still shocked this is about to win the Oscar but I'm not even close to mad about it."

@NeilThin commented:

"Presumably not entirely unpredicted. But did the octopus also guess all the other awards correctly?"

@clarebalding said:

"I’m so pleased My Octopus Teacher has won best documentary- if you haven’t seen it yet, do watch on @netflix. It’s incredibly moving and beautiful. #BAFTAs."

In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that Libho and Thimna won Love Island SA. When Love Island came to South Africa, there was some controversy about diversity on the show.

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After singles came together to find love in the series, fans were hoping that one of their favourite couples would win. Mzansi couple Libho and Thimna have won Love Island SA and fans are thrilled with the selection.

They quickly became favourites on the show because they added some much-needed diversity. Thimna and Libho, or better known as “Limna”, became the winners of the very first season of the show.

The Eastern Cape-based couple garnered the most viewer votes with over 53% in vote share, from a total of over 1.6 million votes received in the finale round.

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