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Producers Guild announces digital nominees

ESPN's 30 for 30 Shorts and Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee are among those up for this year's title.
January 6, 2016

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has been gradually announcing the nominations for its 27th annual awards ceremony since December. On Jan. 5, the PGA announced another set of nominees, which included the nominees for outstanding digital series (along with outstanding sports program).

Crackle’s flagship series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee was among the nominations. The short-form series starring comedian Jerry Seinfeld took home the top prize last year. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee recently returned for its seventh season and featured Seinfeld joking around with U.S. president Barack Obama.

Another returning contender is YouTube series Epic Rap Battles of History, which has been nominated twice previously in the category. The channel for the show currently has more than 13 million subscribers.

Miniseries Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent, a digital accompaniment to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, received a nomination in the category, as did ESPN’s 30 for 30 Shorts and This American Life Presents: Videos 4 U.

The PGA first introduced the outstanding digital series category in 2012 to pay tribute to online originals as well as digital expansions for linear series. The first ever best digital series award was won by 30 Rock: The Webisodes.

Winners will be announced Jan. 23.

The nominees for this year’s award included a mix of scripted and unscripted series from multiple platforms.

With files from Kevin Ritchie, Realscreen

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