“Look of Silence,” “Amy” score PGA nominations

Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence and Asif Kapadia's Amy (pictured) are among the theatrical doc nominees for the 27th annual Producers Guild Awards.
November 23, 2015

Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence and Asif Kapadia’s Amy (pictured) are among the five documentary theatrical motion picture nominees for the 27th annual Producers Guild Awards presented by the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

The other nominees in the list include Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s The Hunting Ground, a documentary examining campus sexual assault at post-secondary institutions in America which aired this past weekend on CNN; Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth ‘Chai’ Vasarhelyi’s mountain climbing film Meru, about climbing one of the most treacherous peaks in the Himalayas; and Hanna Polak’s Something Better to Come, which follows a 10-year-old Russian girl living in a garbage dump 13 miles from the Kremlin.

The winner will be announced at the 2016 Producers Guild Award gala on January 23 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. During the awards ceremony, PGA will honor 20th Century Fox CEO Jim Gianopulos, Heyday Films founder David Heyman, and producer Shonda Rhimes, among others.

All nominations and names of eligible producers for the Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures will be presented on January 5.

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 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.