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“Dick Johnson Is Dead”, “Time” pick up PGA awards noms

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has revealed the 2021 Documentary Motion Picture nominees today (Feb. 2) for its 32nd annual Producers Guild Awards, with Kristen Johnson’s Dick Johnson Is Dead and Garrett ...
February 2, 2021

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has revealed the 2021 Documentary Motion Picture nominees today (Feb. 2) for its 32nd annual Producers Guild Awards, with Kristen Johnson’s Dick Johnson Is Dead and Garrett Bradley’s Time among the films advancing to the final round of voting.

Other nominees are: David Attenborough: A Life on Our PlanetMy Octopus TeacherSoftieA Thousand Cuts; and The Truffle Hunters.

In Dick Johnson Is Dead (pictured), Johnson stages her father’s death in inventive and comical ways to help them both face the inevitable; while Time offers a portrait of a family’s struggle over years of incarceration.

The awards will be held virtually on March 24.

Last year, producers Todd Douglas Miller and Thomas Petersen received the award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Picture for Apollo 11, a look at the first moon landing. Previous winning documentaries in this category include O.J.: Made in America, Amy and Searching For Sugar Man.

Nominees for Sports, Children’s and Short Form Television Programs will be announced Feb. 26.

The nominees for Theatrical Motion Pictures, Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, Television Series/Specials, and Televised/Streamed Motion Pictures will be announced March 8.

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