‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,’ ‘First Man VR’ Land Nominations for Producers Guild’s New Innovation Award

The guild also announced nominees in its short-form, sports and children’s program categories

The Producers Guild of America has announced its nominations in the short-form, sports and children’s program categories, as well as a new VR/AR/experimental category, with nominees including “Billy on the Street With Billy Eichner,” “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel,” “Sesame Street,” “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” and two different “How to Train Your Dragon” virtual projects.

While the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards will take place on Jan. 18 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, the categories announced on Thursday will be presented earlier than that. The children’s and sports winners will be revealed at the Ascent Lounge in New York City on Jan. 13, while the short-form winner and the winner in the new PGA Innovation Award category will be announced on Jan. 16 at the Hollywood Museum in Los Angeles.

The short-form, children’s and sports categories each had five nominees, but the Innovation Award category contained 14 nominated achievements in various types of interactive new media. They ranged from the interactive Netflix movie “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” to “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: An Interactive Adventure,” “First Man VR,” “Interactive Play at Sesame Street Land, Sea World, Orlando,” “Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode 1” and both “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Virtual Tour” and “How to Train Your Dragon: Fly With Toothless VR.”

Nominees in the other Producers Guild Award categories, including feature film and television series, will be announced on Jan. 7.

The nominees:

Outstanding Short-Form Program
“Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner”
“Born This Way” (S5)
“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” (S11)
“Creating Saturday Night Live” (S3)
“Under a Rock with Tig Notaro” (S1)

Outstanding Sports Program
“Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders” (S14)
“Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season”
“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (S25)
“SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt” (S5)
“What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali”

Outstanding Children’s Program
“Carmen Sandiego” (S1, S2)
“Green Eggs and Ham” (S1)
“Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” (S1)
“A Series of Unfortunate Events” (S3)
“Sesame Street” (S49)

PGA Innovation Award
“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: An Interactive Adventure”
“Artificial”
“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch”
“Bonfire”
“Cosmos Within Us”
“Eleven Eleven”
“First Man VR”
“How to Train Your Dragon: Fly with Toothless VR”
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Virtual Tour”
“Interactive Play at Sesame Street Land, SeaWorld, Orlando”
“Mesmerica”
“Tree VR”
“Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode I”
“You vs. Wild”‘

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