PGA Documentary Feature Nominations: Box Office Hits Score Top Nominations

In any crowded awards field, getting seen is the first order of business.

Not surprisingly, a strong roster of 2018 box office hits landed on the Producers Guild of America’s nominated documentary features.Three summer hits include CNN’s “Rbg” (Magnolia) and “Three Identical Strangers” (Neon) as well as Focus Features’ “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” which so far has not missed a possible nomination.Oddly, two climbing movies are in contention, NatGeo’s fall hit “Free Solo” and “The Dawn Wall” (The Orchard).The other nominees get a much-needed boost in awareness as documentary Oscar branch voters plow through a tall list of screeners.

Among the many bio-docs in circulation this season, the PGA went with Oscilloscope’s “Hal,” about the legendary film director of “Shampoo” and “The Last Detail,” among other classics.The films nominated for the Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures are listed

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