Producers Guild Awards Documentary Nominees Include ‘Advocate,’ ‘The Cave’ and ‘Honeyland’

“Apollo 11,” “American Factory,” “The Cave,” “For Sama” and “One Child Nation” were also singled out by the producers

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The Producers Guild of America has nominated seven films in the documentary category at the 2020 Producers Guild Awards, including Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards winner “Apollo 11,” and the first film produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, “American Factory.”

Other films nominated in the PGA’s Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures category are “Advocate,” about a Jewish-Israeli lawyer who defends Palestinians; two personal stories set in warn-torn Syria, “The Cave” and “For Sama”; North Macedonia’s international Oscar entry “Honeyland”; and “One Child Nation,” about the effects of China’s one-child policy.

Once the PGA has vetted the films’ credited producers for eligibility, it will announce the individual nominees for each doc.

All seven films have done well in nominations for documentary awards this year, with “American Factory,” “Apollo 11” and “One Child Nation” in particular running the table by showing up on every slate of nominees.

Over the last five years, eight PGA documentary nominees have gone on to receive Oscar nominations in the Best Documentary Feature category, and three have won.

Producers Guild nominees in the sports, children’s and short-form categories will be announced on Dec. 19, with other film and television nominees announced on Jan. 7, 2020.

The 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards will take place on Jan. 18, with honorary awards going to Ted Sarandos (the Milestone Award), Marta Kauffman (the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television) and Octavia Spencer (the Visionary Award).