LONDON, April 21 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has honored a controversial documentary about Alzheimer's disease with one of its highest awards.
ITV's "Malcolm and Barbara: Loves Farewell" was recognized for its Outstanding Contribution to Television during Sunday night's Bafta Awards ceremony at the London Palladium, The Times of London reported.
A controversy was sparked last year when filmmaker Paul Watson claimed to have taped the death of one of his subjects and it was advertised as "groundbreaking footage of a man's death." However, the man's brother discounted the claim, saying he died two days after the film crew left, The Times said. The issue was eventually dismissed as a "misunderstanding."
Newcomer Andrew Garfield won Best Actor for his role on Channel Four's drama, "Boy A."