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PGA wins for “Cosmos,” “The Voice,” “Life Itself”

The Producers Guild of America honored TV shows Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey (pictured) and The Voice, along with feature doc Life Itself, at the 26th annual Producers Guild Awards in LA.
January 25, 2015

The Producers Guild of America honored TV shows The Voice and Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey (pictured), along with feature doc Life Itself, at the 26th annual Producers Guild Awards in LA.

The award for outstanding producer of a theatrical documentary went to Garrett Basch, Steve James and Zak Piper for their Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself; while the prize for outstanding producer of non-fiction television went to Cosmos producers Brannon Braga, Mitchell Cannold, Jason Clark, Ann Druyan, Livia Hanich, Steve Holtzman and Seth MacFarlane.

Elsewhere, the honor for outstanding producer of competition television went to Stijn Bakkers, Mark BurnettJohn De Mol, Chad Hines, Lee Metzger, Audrey Morrissey, Jim Roush, Kyra Thompson, Mike Yurchuk and Amanda Zucker for NBC’s The Voice.

Finally, the winners of outstanding producer of live entertainment and talk television were the team behind The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC), which comprises producers Rob Crabbe, Jamie Granet Bederman, Katie Hockmeyer, Jim Juvonen, Josh Lieb, Brian McDonald, Lorne Michaels and Gavin Purcell.

The winners were honored at a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles last night (January 24).

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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