LOS ANGELES, CA (December 2, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards.
The nominated films, listed below in alphabetical order, are:
BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
Producers Guild arbitrations for individual producer credit determination for all film and television categories are still underway. Television series nominations for the 2012 Producers Guild Awards will be announced December 7, 2011. All other nominations for the 2012 Producers Guild Award categories will be announced January 3, 2012, along with the individual producers.
All 2012 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on January 21, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This year, the Producers Guild will also award special honors to Steven Spielberg, Leslie Moonves, Don Mischer, and Stan Lee, among others. The 2012 Producers Guild Awards co-chairs are Michael Manheim and Paula Wagner.
Senna, a documentary about Brazilian race car driver Ayrton Senna that has become the highest-grossing British doc in UK history, is being released in the U.S. on Aug. 12 by Producers Distribution Agency (Exit Through the Gift Shop). The Working Title production in association with Midfield Films won the World Cinema Audience Award this year at Sundance. Asif Kapadia directed.
The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival gave two juried awards: the Narrative Award recognizes the finest narrative film in competition at the festival and went to Stéphane Lafleur for the North American premiere of Familiar Ground, while the Documentary Award recognizes the finest documentary film in competition and went to Beverly Kopf and Bobbie Birleffi for the world premiere of Wish Me Away. Each carries an unrestricted $15,000 cash prize funded by Film Independent for the winning film’s director to pursue their artistic ambitions. The award for Best Performance in the Narrative Competition went to Amber Sealey, Kent Osborne, Amanda Street and Gabriel Diamond for their performances in Amber Sealey’s How to Cheat.