The Producers Guild of America (PGA), announced today the 2017 Stanley Kramer Award will honor Austin director Jeff Nichols feature film“Loving,”  produced by:

Ged Doherty, p.g.a. & Colin Firth, p.g.a.;

Austin-based Sarah Green, p.g.a.;

Nancy Buirski, p.g.a.; and Marc Turtletaub, p.g.a. & Peter Saraf, p.g.a.

The Stanley Kramer Award will be presented to LOVING at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.

The Stanley Kramer Award was established in 2002 to honor a production, producer or other individuals whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues.  2017 marks the 50th anniversary of “Loving vs. Virginia.”

“Loving” is the second Focus Features release to receive the Stanley Kramer Award, following the 2009 honoree, “Milk.”