“Searching for Sugar Man” wins PGA award

Malik Bendjelloul's documentary Searching for Sugar Man (pictured) has picked up its latest prize, winning the best documentary award at the 24th annual Producers Guild Awards.
January 27, 2013

The documentary Searching for Sugar Man won its latest prize yesterday (January 26), taking home the best documentary award at the 24th annual Producers Guild Awards.

Malik Bendjelloul’s film, produced by Man on Wire‘s Simon Chinn, has taken the award for outstanding producer of documentary theatrical motion pictures, the latest trophy for the doc, which recently won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for best documentary.¬†

Searching for Sugar Man has also won the Best Documentary prizes from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review, as well as the award for Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation from the Cinema Eye Honors, and two prizes from Dutch fest IDFA.

The doc bested A People Uncounted, The Gatekeepers, The Island President and The Other Dream Team.

In the television category, PBS strand ‘American Masters’ won the award for outstanding producer of non-fiction television, beating out Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Deadliest Catch, Inside the Actors Studio and Shark Tank.

The Amazing Race took the prize for outstanding producer of competition television, topping fellow nominees Dancing with the Stars, Project Runway, Top Chef and The Voice.

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