- Detainment is a 30 minute live action short film (not a documentary short) about the real life story of James Bulger who was 2 when he was murdered by two 10 year olds in Liverpool.
- The film uses real transcripts from interrogations of both boys that murdered him.
- The mother of James Bulger, Denise Fergus, is disgusted by it's nomination and says she and her family were never contacted by the writer/director Vincent Lambe about using her sons story. Lambe says he never contacted them because he was worried that he'd be pressured to change the story.
- A petition was created earlier to have it removed from the Oscar shortlist, but it never was and now it's nominated.
This is all I want to say at present. pic.twitter.com/GbyshtVoa9— Denise Fergus (@Denise_fergus) January 22, 2019
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