'Client 9,' 'Inside Job' Among Producers Guild Documentary Nominees
Other categories will be revealed Jan. 4.
The Producers Guild of America, which announced its Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture nominees Friday, shone its spotlight on six docs, four of which are also on the short-list for Oscar consideration.
The PGA noms that also made the first cut by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are: Alex Gibney's Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, which chronicles the scandal that led to the resignation of the governor of New York state; Charles Ferguson's Inside Job, which looks at the financial crisis of 2008; Amir Bar-Lev's The Tillman Story, which exposes the military cover-up surrounding Pat Tillman's death by friendly fire; and Davis Guggenheim's study of America's failing educational system, Waiting for Superman.
The PGA also nominated Deborah Scranton's Earth Made of Glass, which investigates the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and Leon Gast's Smash His Camera, a portrait of paparazzi Ron Galella.
Nominations for the other PGA categories will be announced Jan. 4.
The awards ceremony will be held on Jan. 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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