The Producers Guild of America has nominated Amy, The Hunting Ground, The Look of Silence, Meru and Something Better to Come for their top Documentary Feature award. This makes the second grab for Amy and The Look of Silence after The International Documentary Association nominated them just under three weeks ago.
Amy, distributed by A24 (who appear to be on their way to a great Oscar season), has grossed over $8M in the U.S. Meru, from Music Box, has grossed $2.3 and The Hunting Ground, from Radius, has grossed just under $400K. It will be aired on CNN tonight.
Last year’s winner, the Roger Ebert bio-doc Life Itself, was snubbed at The Oscars. A high-profile celebrity piece like Amy could also suffer that same fate if the Oscar Doc committee chooses to be the petty brats they’ve shown to be in recent years since the Academy changed their voting rules.
The Producers Guild of America awards will be held on January 23rd, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.