Producers Guild Awards Unveils Documentary Feature Nominees
Sibil Fox Richardson (l) and her husband Robert in a scene from “Time.” (photo courtesy of Amazon Studios)
Up for the honor are "David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet," "Dick Johnson Is Dead," "My Octopus Teacher," "Softie," "A Thousand Cuts," "Time" and "The Truffle Hunters"
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The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has unveiled the 2021 Documentary Motion Picture nominees that will advance to the final round of voting for the 32nd Annual Producers Guild Awards. 

The films nominated for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures are:

  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead
  • My Octopus Teacher
  • Softie
  • A Thousand Cuts
  • Time
  • The Truffle Hunters

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

The Producers Guild Awards honor excellence in motion picture and television productions, as well as the most notable names in the industry shaping the producing profession. Last year, producers Todd Douglas Miller and Thomas Petersen were honored with the award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Picture for Apollo 11, their compelling look at the first moon landing. Previous winning documentaries in this category include O.J.: Made in America, Amy, and Searching for Sugar Man

Nominees for Sports, Children’s and Short Form Television Programs will be announced on Friday, February 26. The nominees for Theatrical Motion Pictures, Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, Television Series/Specials, and Televised/Streamed Motion Pictures will be announced on Monday, March 8.

Winners will be honored during the virtual 32nd Annual Producers Guild of America Awards Show on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Additional information about this year’s highly anticipated awards show and its ancillary pre-events will be announced soon. 

The 2021 Producers Guild Awards Event Chairs are Chris Thomes, VP, creative services for Disney Television Studios, and Julius Tennon, president and co-founder of Juvee Productions. The 2021 Producers Guild of America Awards are produced by Anchor Street Collective for the Producers Guild of America. Branden Chapman is executive producer, Carleen Cappelletti is supervising producer, Emily Poenisch is talent executive, and Jim Piccirillo is director.


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