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Producers Guild Nominates ‘Amy,’ ‘The Hunting Ground,’ ‘The Look of Silence’ for Documentary Award

”Meru“ and surprise nominee ”Something Better to Come“ also make the PGA’s list


“Amy” “The Hunting Ground,” “The Look of Silence,” “Meru” and “Something Better to Come” have been nominated by the Producers Guild of America as the best documentaries of 2015, the PGA announced on Monday.

The first four of those films are among the highest profile docs released in the last year, with “Amy” and “The Look of Silence” scoring nominations from the two leading bodies that award non-fiction filmmaking, the International Documentary Association and the Cinema Eye Honors.

“Something Better to Come” is the surprise of the group, a film by Hanna Polak about a young girl who lives in a huge garbage dump in Russia, less than 15 miles from the Kremlin.

Of the others, “Amy” is Asif Kapadia’s look at the turbulent life and tragic death of singer Amy Winehouse, which premiered to rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival. “The Hunting Ground,” which debuted at Sundance in January, is Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s examination of rape on college campuses. “The Look of Silence” is a companion piece to Joshua Oppenheimer‘s Oscar-nominated “The Act of Killing,” about the Indonesian genocide of the 1960s. And “Meru” is Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s chronicle of the first ascent of a dangerous peak in the Himalayas.

The winners will be announced at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.