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Producers Guild announces documentary nominations

December 2, 2011 | 10:53 am

A Tribe Called Quest
The Producers Guild of America announced Friday morning the documentary theatrical motion picture nominees that have advanced in the voting process for the 23rd annual Producers Guild of America Awards.

The nominated films are "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest," Michael Rapaport's documentary on the seminal New York hip-hop group; "Bill Cunningham New York," Richard Press' portrait of the New York Times photographer; "Project Nim," James Marsh's chronicle of a chimp taken from his mother at birth and raised like a human in New York City in the 1970s; "Senna," Asif Kapadia's documentary on the late Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna; and "The Union," Cameron Crowe's look at Elton John and Leon Russell's album "The Union."

TV series nominations for the 2012 Producers Guild Awards will be announced Dec. 7. All other nominations for the PGA Awards will take place Jan. 3. The winners will be announced Jan. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.


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Photo: Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, featured in "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest." Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

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