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“Amazing Race,” “Making a Murderer” vie for PGA TV Awards

CBS’s The Amazing Race and Netflix’s Making A Murderer are among the unscripted television series nominated for the Producers Guild of America’s 2017 Television Award. The Guild will also present Tom Rothman, ...
January 5, 2017

CBS’s The Amazing Race and Netflix’s Making A Murderer are among the unscripted television series nominated for the Producers Guild of America’s 2017 Television Award.

The Guild will also present Tom Rothman, James L. Brooks and Irwin Winkler, among others, with special honors.

Nominations for Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures will be unveiled on Jan. 10. The documentary theatrical motion pictures category nominations were previously announced by the PGA in November 2016.

The winner will be announced at the 28th annual show in Los Angeles on Jan. 28.

Non-fiction nominees vying for the 2017 PGA Television awards follows below:

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television

ESPN 30 for 30 (Season 7)
Producers: Connor Schell, John Dahl, Libby Geist, Bill Simmons, Erin Leyden, Gentry Kirby, Andrew Billman, Marquis Daisy, Deirdre Fenton

CBS 60 Minutes (Season 48, Season 49)
This show is in the process of being vetted for individual producer eligibility

CNN Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (Season 5-8)
Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig

PBS ‘Great Performances’ Hamilton’s America
This show is in the process of being vetted for individual producer eligibility

Netflix Making a Murderer (Season 1)
This show is in the process of being vetted for individual producer eligibility

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television

CBS The Amazing Race (Season 27, Season 28)
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri, Mark Vertullo

NBC American Ninja Warrior (Season 7, Season 8)
This show is in the process of being vetted for individual producer eligibility

Spike Lip Sync Battle (Season 1, Season 2)
This show is in the process of being vetted for individual producer eligibility

Bravo Top Chef (Season 13)
Producers: Daniel Cutforth, Tom Colicchio, Casey Kriley, Padma Lakshmi, Jane Lipsitz, Doneen Arquines, Erica Ross, Patrick Schmedeman, Ellie Carbajal

NBC The Voice (Season 9-11)
Producers: Audrey Morrissey, Jay Bienstock, Mark Burnett, John de Mol, Chad Hines, Lee Metzger, Kyra Thompson, Mike Yurchuk, Amanda Zucker, Carson Daly

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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