The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced the nominees in the documentary motion picture category for this year’s awards.
Last year’s PGA winner in this category, Apollo 11, missed out on an Academy Award nomination, but of the seven PGA nominees, four of them were among the five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Feature. The Edge of Democracy was the only Oscar nominee that wasn’t also nominated by the PGA.
On paper, it would appear that the two frontrunners for this year’s Oscar are Time and Dick Johnson Is Dead, both of whom picked up nominations from the PGA today. This still remains a fairly open year for the category, however, and the documentary category at the Oscars is notoriously difficult to predict. Jane and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? are other recent PGA winners that missed out on even getting a nomination from the Oscars.
The documentary nominees are the first selections to come from the PGA. Nominees in the categories of sports, children’s and short-form TV programs will be announced on Friday, Feb. 26, with nominees for theatrical motion pictures (including animated films), TV series and specials and TV/streamed films announced on Monday, March 8.
The full list of nominees for the PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures are:
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
Dick Johnson Is Dead
My Octopus Teacher
A Thousand Cuts
The Truffle Hunters