Rodriguez’s “Searching for Sugar Man” Earns PGA Award Nomination

The documentary about ’70s singer/songwriter Rodríguez continues to garner praise this awards season

Following its best documentary feature nod from the International Documentary Association, the Producers Guild of America has selected Searching for Sugar Man as a nominee for its Documentary Motion Picture Award.


Directed by Malik Bendjelloul, the documentary tells the story of Sixto Díaz Rodríguez, the now 70-year-old Mexican American folk musician who became a huge star in South Africa while remaining a virtual unknown in the United States or even his hometown of Detroit.

CBS60 Minutes recently featured a special news report on Rodriguez and the critically acclaimed documentary.

Searching for Sugar Man will face off against Aaron Yeger‘s A People Uncounted, Dror Moreh‘s The Gatekeepers, Jon Shenk‘s The Island President and Marius A. MarkeviciusThe Other Dream Team.

The PGA Awards will be held January 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.