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Producers Guild Announces Documentary Nominations

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 2, 2011 at 12:06PM

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has chosen its five documentary features to be voted on for best documentary. Last year, "The Kings Speech" won the PGA's Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures--the fourth year running that the Producers Guild presaged the best picture Oscar winner. Of the list below,  the films that are also on the Oscar shortlist of 15 are "Project Nim" and "Bill Cunningham New York." The International Documentary Association awards will be announced Friday night. Stay tuned.
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The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has chosen its five documentary features to be voted on for best documentary. Last year, "The Kings Speech" won the PGA's Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures--the fourth year running that the Producers Guild presaged the best picture Oscar winner. Of the list below,  the films that are also on the Oscar shortlist of 15 are "Project Nim" and "Bill Cunningham New York." The International Documentary Association awards will be announced Friday night. Stay tuned.

The nominated films, listed below in alphabetical order, are:
 
    •    BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
 
    •    BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
 
    •    PROJECT NIM
 
    •    SENNA
 
    •    THE UNION


 Television series nominations for the 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. The Producers Guild Awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 21, 2012, when special honors will be presented to Steven Spielberg, Leslie Moonves, Don Mischer, and Stan Lee. Producers Guild Awards co-chairs are Michael Manheim and Paula Wagner.

This article is related to: Awards, Awards, Oscars, Documentaries, Documentary


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.