Oscar 2018: Producers Guild Nominates Feature Documentaries

November 20, 2017–The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today its 2018 Documentary Motion Pictures nominees that will advance in the final voting process for the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac.

The Producers Guild Awards honor excellence in motion picture and television productions, as well as some of the living legends who shape the profession. The remaining nominations for Theatrical Motion Pictures, Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, Television Series/Specials, Long Form Programs, and Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs will be announced January 5, 2018.

The PGA and The Players club will host their second Annual East Coast Nominees Celebration on January 16, 2018 in New York. The event is open to nominees and their guests.

The ceremony for the 2018 Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac takes place on January 20, 2018 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles where the final winners will be announced.


·         “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”


* These films are in the process of being vetted for individual producer eligibility.

The Producers Guild will also present special honors to Chairman of Universal Pictures Donna Langley for its Milestone Award and to film producer Charles Roven for its David O. Selznick Award, among others. The 2018 Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac Event Chairs are Donald De Line and Amy Pascal.

In 1990, the Producers Guild held the first-ever Golden Laurel Awards, which were renamed the Producers Guild Awards in 2002. Richard Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck took home the award for Best Produced Motion Picture for Driving Miss Daisy, establishing the Guild’s awards as a bellwether for the Oscars.

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) 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.  For more information and the latest updates, please visit Producers Guild of America websites and follow on social media: