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James Bulger's Mother Denise Fergus 'Disgusted' At Oscar Nod For Film About Son's Murder

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The mother of James Bulger has said she is “angry and upset” that ‘Detainment’, the short film about her son’s murder, has been nominated for an Oscar.

‘Detainment’, one of the five shortlisted in the Best Live Action Short category, is based on the real transcripts of interviews with James’ killers, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables.

Written and directed by Vincent Lambe, it dramatises those interviews with actors playing James and the boys who abducted and murdered him in the early 1990s.

The short film was praised by critics last year but Denise has vocally disapproved of it, and following its recognition at the Oscars, she’s reiterated her........

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