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PGA Announces Nominees for 2018 PGA Documentary Feature

LOS ANGELES (November 20, 2017) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today its 2018 Documentary Motion Pictures nominees that will advance in the final voting process for the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac. The Producers Guild Awards honor excellence in motion picture and television productions, as well as some of the living legends who shape the profession. The remaining nominations for Theatrical Motion Pictures, Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, Television Series/Specials, Long Form Programs, and Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs will be announced January 5, 2018.

Also, the PGA and The Players club will host their second Annual East Coast Nominees Celebration on January 16, 2018 in New York. The event is open to nominees and their guests.

The ceremony for the 2018 Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac takes place on January 20, 2018 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles where the final winners will be announced.

The films nominated for the Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • “Chasing Coral”
  • “City of Ghosts”
  • “Cries from Syria”
  • “Earth: One Amazing Day”
  • “Jane”
  • “Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower”
  • “The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee”

* These films are in the process of being vetted for individual producer eligibility.

During the awards show, the Producers Guild will also present special honors to Chairman of Universal Pictures Donna Langley for its Milestone Award and to film producer Charles Roven for its David O. Selznick Award, among others. The 2018 Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac Event Chairs are Donald De Line and Amy Pascal.

In 1990, the Producers Guild held the first-ever Golden Laurel Awards, which were renamed the Producers Guild Awards in 2002. Richard Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck took home the award for Best Produced Motion Picture for “Driving Miss Daisy,” establishing the Guild’s awards as a bellwether for the Oscars.


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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.

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