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“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”, “Parts Unknown” feted at PGA Awards

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) Producers Guild Awards were held over the weekend, recognizing achievement in motion pictures and television, including a number of feature docs, docuseries and reality ...
January 21, 2019

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) Producers Guild Awards were held over the weekend, recognizing achievement in motion pictures and television, including a number of feature docs, docuseries and reality TV shows.

The documentary motion picture award went to Morgan Neville‘s critical and commercial darling Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, in a category that included The Dawn Wall, Free Solo, Hal, Into the Okavango, RBG and Three Identical Strangers.

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (pictured), meanwhile, took the prize in the non-fiction television category, with the award going to producers Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig. Other series in contention were 30 for 30 (ESPN), Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (A&E), Queer Eye (Netflix) and Wild Wild Country (Netflix).

In the game and competition category, VH1′s RuPaul’s Drag Race beat out CBS’s The Amazing Race, NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Bravo’s Top Chef and NBC’s The Voice.

Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee for Netflix took home the short-form program award, over fellow nominees Biography: History, Herstory and Her America: 50 Women, 50 States, both for Lifetime; Carpool Karaoke: The Series for Apple; and Kevin Hart: What The Fit for YouTube.

The sports program award went to HBO’s Being Serena, which came up victorious against ESPN’s  E:60 and SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt; and HBO’s Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Cleveland Browns and Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.

The awards were announced on Saturday (Jan. 19) at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.

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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