2018 PGA Best Documentary Feature Nominees Announced

By Creative Media Times


The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the Documentary Feature nominees and it came with a few surprises.

The list of films (below) advances in the final voting for the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac. The winner will be announced during the Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

Visibly missing in the list is “Faces Places,” the acclaimed French documentary which won the L’Œil d’or award (best documentary) at 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

PGA started handing out best documentary feature since 2007. Since then, five documentary films that were honored went on to win the Academy Award Best Documentary Feature including Man on Wire, The Cove, Searching for Sugar Man, Amy and O.J.: Made in America.

Here is the list of films nominated for Outstanding Documentary Motion Picture in alphabetical order:

  • Chasing Coral
  • City of Ghosts
  • Cries from Syria
  • Earth: One Amazing Day
  • Jane
  • Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
  • The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee


The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild has more than 8,100 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits, promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices.