2023 Producers Guild Documentary nominees: National Geographic dominates with ‘Fire of Love,’ ‘The Territory’ and ‘Retrograde’
National Geographic dominated the 2023 Producer Guild of America Documentary Feature nominations announced today, taking three of the seven slots with films produced or co-produced by the studio: Sara Dosa’s Fire of Love, Alex Pritz’s The Territory and Matthew Heineman’s Retrograde.
They will compete with HBO’s All That Breathes, Netflix’s Descendant, CNN and Warner Bros’ Navalny and Showtime’s Nothing Compares at the 34th Producers Guild Awards on February 25, 2023. The nominees for sports, children’s and short form television programs will be announced on Friday, December 16 with nominations for theatrical motion pictures, animated features, television series and specials and televised/streamed motion pictures, revealed on Thursday, January 12.
Four PGA winners in recent years have turned into Oscar winners: Searching for Sugar Man (2012) Amy (2015), O.J.: Made in America (2016), My Octopus Teacher (2020) and last year’s Summer of Soul, but there is often wildly varied correlation amongst the several documentary precursors, including Cinema Eye Honors, the International Documentary Association and Critics’ Choice, the latter of which just rewarded Amazon’s Good Night Oppy as best doc, a film that was not nominated by the PGA.
Here is the list of nominees, with final producer credits to be determind.
- All That Breathes (HBO)
- Descendant (Netflix)
- Fire of Love (National Geographic Documentary/Neon)
- Navalny (CNN/Warner Bros.)
- Nothing Compares (Showtime)
- Retrograde (National Geographic)
- The Territory (National Geographic)