Barack Obama Episode of LeBron James’ ‘The Shop: Uninterrupted’ Among PGA Award Nominees

Guild revealed contenders in the sports program, children’s and short form categories

Last Updated: February 26, 2021 @ 11:41 AM

The Producers Guild of America has announced nominees for the PGA Awards in the Sports, Children’s and Short Form Program categories, with a special episode of LeBron James’ “The Shop: Uninterrupted” featuring President Barack Obama snagging a nod.

HBO nearly swept the Outstanding Sports Program category, landing four of the five nominations in the field, including “Hard Knocks: Los Angeles,” “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel,” “Seeing America With Megan Rapinoe” and “Defying Gravity: The Untold Story of Women’s Gymnastics.” The fifth nod went to “Defying Gravity,” which comes from YouTube Originals.

For kids shows, the first seasons of “Animaniacs” and “Looney Tunes Cartoons” both scored nominations, as did the “Sesame Street” special “The Power of We,” “Carmen Sandiego’s” third season (which was also nominated last year) and the seventh season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

The short form category recognized new entries “Inside Pixar: Inspired” and “SNL Presents: Stories From the Show.” The other nominees included short-form content from “The Daily Show,” “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” and “Better Call Saul.”

A virtual awards ceremony will take place on March 24. The winners in these categories, however, will be revealed in a separate virtual event along with the PGA Innovation Award on Saturday, March 20. The event will also feature panels with nominated producers and is an expansion of the annual PGA Nominees breakfast, traditionally held the morning of the annual awards show. Additional information is forthcoming.

The nominees in the remaining film and TV categories will be announced on March 8.

The full list of nominees in the three announced categories is below.

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program

“Defying Gravity: The Untold Story of Women’s Gymnastics” (S1)
“Hard Knocks: Los Angeles”
“Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” (S26)
“Seeing America With Megan Rapinoe”
“The Shop: UNINTERRUPTED Featuring President Barack Obama”

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program

“Animaniacs” (S1)
“Carmen Sandiego” (S3)
“Looney Tunes Cartoons” (S1)
“The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special”
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (S7)

The Award for Outstanding Short Form Program

“Better Call Saul Employee Training: Legal Ethics With Kim Wexler” (S3)
“Between the Scenes – The Daily Show” (S5)
“Carpool Karaoke: The Series” (S3)
“Inside Pixar: Inspired” (S1)
“SNL Presents: Stories From the Show” (S1)