Seven films scored nominations Monday for the Producers Guild of America Award for documentary motion picture.
Winners will be honored during the 34th annual PGA Awards ceremony on Feb. 25, 2023
Nominated for the guild’s award for documentary features were:
— “All That Breathes,” the story of two brothers’ fight to save the Black Kite bird from Delhi’s polluted air;
— “Descendant,” about the families of 110 people brought to the U.S. illegally in 1860 from Africa, the heritage of oppression, and the recent discovery of the ship, burned by its owner to cover up his crimes;
— “Fire of Love,” a love story about two French scientists killed while photographing a volcano;
— “Navalny,” about imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexia Navalny;
— “Nothing Compares,” charting Irish singer Sinead O’Connor’s rise to fame and her eventual exile from the mainstream;
— “Retrograde,” on the U.S.military’s last months in Afghanistan, and,
— “The Territory,” about the Uru-eu-wau-wau people, indigenous to the Amazon region, and their fight against deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers.
The films will advance to the final round of voting.
Nominees for sports, children’s and short form television programs will be announced this Friday. The nominees for theatrical motion pictures, animated theatrical motion pictures, TV series/specials and TV/streamed films will be announced Jan. 12.
The PGA Award is traditionally a strong predictor of which film will win the best picture Oscar. Since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expanded from five to 10 nominees in 2010, only four films have won the best picture Oscar without first winning the PGA Award.