Nominations Announced for Sports, Children’s and Short Form TV for 32nd Annual PGA Awards


Producers Guild Announces ‘A Day with the PGA Awards Nominees’ event on March 20


LOS ANGELES (February 26, 2021) – Today, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced nominations in its television specialty categories for the 32nd Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by General Motors. The PGA Awards virtual awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The winners of the Sports, Children’s and Short Form categories, as well the PGA Innovation Award, will be announced during a new nominees event titled ‘A Day with the PGA Awards Nominees,’ sponsored by the Hollywood Reporter,  being held virtually on Saturday, March 20. The event will also feature panels with nominated producers and is an expansion of the annual PGA Nominees breakfast, traditionally held the morning of the annual Awards show.  Additional information is forthcoming.

The 2021 Producers Guild Awards nominees in the Sports, Children’s and Short Form categories are listed below in alphabetical order by category. The PGA does not vet the individual producers of Sports, Children’s and Short Form Television Programs.

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program

  • Defying Gravity: The Untold Story of Women's Gymnastics (S1)
  • Hard Knocks: Los Angeles
  • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (S26)
  • Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe
  • The Shop: UNINTERRUPTED Featuring President Barack Obama

The Award for Outstanding Children's Program

  • Animaniacs (S1)
  • Carmen Sandiego (S3)
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons (S1)
  • The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (S7)

The Award for Outstanding Short Form Program

  • Better Call Saul Employee Training: Legal Ethics with Kim Wexler (S3)
  • Between The Scenes - The Daily Show (S5)
  • Carpool Karaoke: The Series (S3)
  • Inside Pixar: Inspired (S1)
  • SNL Presents: Stories from the Show (S1)

The remaining nominations for Theatrical Motion Pictures, Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, Television Series/Specials, Limited Series Television and Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures will be announced March 8, 2021.  Winners of these categories will be announced at the virtual 32nd Annual Producers Guild Awards. Additional details about this year’s event will be announced in the coming weeks.

Each year, the PGA Awards attract illustrious producers, industry leaders, Hollywood elite such as Robert de Niro, Jane Fonda, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Jordan Peele, and Brad Pitt, and their producing teams to celebrate the art and craft of producing by honoring the producers behind the best films, television series, and new media projects of the year. Additional information about this year’s highly anticipated, virtual awards show and pre-events will be announced soon.

In addition to GM, the Presenting Sponsor and Official Automotive Partner, Delta is the Official Airline Partner of the Awards. 

The 2021 Producers Guild Awards Event Chairs are Chris Thomes, Vice President, Creative Services for Disney Television Studios and Julius Tennon, President and Co-Founder of Juvee Productions. The 2021 Producers Guild of America Awards are produced by Anchor Street Collective for the Producers Guild of America. Branden Chapman is executive producer, Carleen Cappelletti is supervising producer, Emily Poenisch is talent executive, and Jim Piccirillo is director. The PGA Awards team also includes sponsorship director Six Degrees Global, Marketing Consultant Julie Giles (greenHAT digital), and the PGA’s PR agency of record, Sunshine Sachs.

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About the Producers Guild of America (PGA)

The Producers Guild of America is a nonprofit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild has more than 8,000 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits, promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other educational efforts and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices. The PGA also actively strives to create a more equitable industry through initiatives such as One Guild, which was established to address the specific needs of under-represented and under-served groups in order to increase and foster membership, guild leadership, employment and to encourage authentic depictions. For more information and the latest updates, please visit the Producers Guild of America website and follow on social media.



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