'Loving' to Get Honor at PGA Awards

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Negga and Edgerton portrayed Mildred and Richard Loving.

The Stanley Kramer Award is meant to honor a production that raises public awareness of important social issues.

The Producers Guild of America will honor Loving with the Stanley Kramer award.

The Focus Features production stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as the real-life couple behind the landmark supreme court case Loving v. Virginia

The Stanley Kramer award is meant to honor a production, producer or other individual that raises public awareness of important social issues. Past winners of the award include Hotel Rwanda, Precious and Fruitvale Station.

This is the second Focus project to receive the honor, the first being 2009's Milk.

The award will be presented at the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Jan 28, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton hotel.