The producers guild has announced its five nominees for Documentary Feature of the year, and in doing so becomes the first guild to announce choices for the year. Their narrative features are the ones with significant Oscar influence, but the documentaries usually end up with at least a few corresponding nominees in the Best Documentary category as well.
- The Hunting Ground
- The Look of Silence
- Something Better to Come
The Amy Winehouse doc Amy was the most successful of the year, but it's still on the bubble for an Oscar nomination, since the documentary branch prides itself on being snobby and somewhat resentful of mainstream success in its category, strangely enough. The Hunting Ground, the doc about the rape crisis on college campuses, just aired on CNN last night in defiance of threats of lawsuits from accused attackers in the film, including an NFL player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I think that one is pretty much secured a nomination come Oscar time. The PGA awards will be held on Jan 5th, where the documentary award will be given out alongside the rest of the narrative features.