‘Amy,’ ‘The Hunting Ground’ Nominated for Producers Guild’s Documentary Award

Meru Amy documentaries Producers Guild
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Amy,” “The Hunting Ground,” “The Look of Silence,” “Meru” and “Something Better to Come” have been nominated by the Producers Guild of America for the top documentary award.

The winner will be named on Jan. 23 at the PGA’s award ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The PGA did not announce the nominated producers on Monday.

A24 saw a sold box office performance for Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary “Amy,” which was released in July and has earned $8.3 million — making it one of the top 25 grossing docs of all time in the U.S.

Kirby Dick’s “The Hunting Ground,” focusing on rape on college campuses, was released by Radius-TWC and grossed $391,507. Meanwhile, mountain-climbing doc “Meru,” a chronicle of the first ascent of a dangerous peak in the Himalayas, has reeled in $2.3 million since its release in August by Music Box.

Hanna Polak’s “Something Better to Come” centers on a young girl who lives in a massive garbage dump outside of Moscow.

Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Look of Silence” focuses on an optician who confronts the men who killed his brother during the 1960s Indonesian genocide. Drafthouse saw grosses of $109,089 from its release in July.

Magnolia’s “Life Itself,” based on Roger Ebert’s 2011 autobiography, won the PGA documentary award this year, topping “The Green Prince,” “Merchants of Doubt,” “Particle Fever” and “Virunga.”

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  1. Bill B. says:

    Doesn’t mean much. CITIZENFOUR wasn’t even nominated last year by this group. They are a bit out of touch.

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