PGA noms for “Merchants of Doubt,” “Parts Unknown”

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (pictured), Cosmos, Life Itself and Particle Fever are among the nominees for the 26th annual Producer Guild Awards.
December 1, 2014

The Producers Guild of America has announced its motion picture and television nominations for the 26th annual Producers Guild Awards.

Documentary motion picture category nominees include The Green Prince (Music Box Films), Life Itself (Magnolia Pictures), Merchants of Doubt (Sony Pictures Classics), Particle Fever (Abramorama/BOND 360) and Virunga (Netflix).

Meanwhile, the outstanding producer of non-fiction television nominees include 30 for 30 (ESPN), American Masters (PBS), Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN), Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey (Fox/NatGeo) and Shark Tank (ABC.)

In the competition television category, nominated producers include Jerry Bruckheimer for The Amazing Race (CBS), Conrad Green for Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Heidi Klum for Project Runway (Lifetime), Dan Murphy for Top Chef (Bravo) and John De Mol for The Voice (NBC).

For the outstanding producer of live entertainment & talk television category, competitors include The Colbert Report (Comedy Central), Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC), Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) and NBC’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

In addition, those vying for the award for outstanding sports program include HBO’s 24/7, HBO’s Hard Knocks: Training Camp with The Atlanta Falcons, HBO’s Hard Knocks: Training Camp with The Cincinnati Bengals, ESPN’s Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil and HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

The remaining nominations and the eligible producer names for the Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures will be announced January 5, with the winners announced on January 24 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

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