Film recognized for spotlighting social issues

The Producers Guild of America has selected “Milk” as the winner of its Stanley Kramer Award recognizing work that illuminates social issues.

The kudo will be presented to “Milk” producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen at the PGA’s Jan. 24 awards ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium.

PGA Awards co-chairs David T. Friendly and Laurence Mark said this year has seen several other films that addressed important issues, including “Doubt,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The Visitor” and “Wall-E.”

Previous recipients of the Kramer award include “The Great Debaters,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “Hotel Rwanda,” “Innocent Voices,” “In America,” “Antwone Fisher” and “I Am Sam.”

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