The Producers Guild of America on Tuesday announced its documentary film nominees, including Dancer; The Eagle Huntress; Life, Animated; O.J.: Made in America; and Tower.
Steven Cantor's Dancer is a portrait of the ballet dancer Sergei Polunin. Otto Bell's The Eagle Huntress follows a young Kazakh girl as she attempts to become an eagle hunter. Roger Ross Williams' Life, Animated tells the story of a young man with autism who learns to communicate with the help of Disney animated movies. Ezra Edelman's O.J.: Made in America is the five-part study of O.J. Simpson and his life and times. And Keith Maitland's Tower uses animation to reconstruct the University of Texas Tower shooting of 1966.
In a very competitive year for documentary features, some of the prominent films that did not make the PGA cut included Ava DuVernay's 13th, Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro, Werner Herzog's Into the Inferno and Josh Kriegman and Elyse Sternberg's Weiner.
The winners will be revealed at the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards, set to take place Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton. The ceremony also will honor James L. Brooks with the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, Tom Rothman with the Milestone Award and Irwin Winkler with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award. This year's awards co-chairs are Donald De Line and Amy Pascal.