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Poll: Producers Guild Awards — Best Kramer Recipient?

The unique Stanley Kramer Award is an award given by the Producers Guild of America to annually recognize "a production, producer or other individuals whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues."

The award's namesake, Stanley Kramer was an independent producer and director known for being on the leading edge of many social issues with his famous "message films". He brought attention to topical social issues that most Hollywood studios avoided, such as racism, nuclear war, greed, creationism vs. evolution and the causes and effects of fascism. Director-Producer Steven Spielberg described Stanley Kramer as an "incredibly talented visionary, ... (and) one of our great filmmakers, not just for the art and passion he put on screen, but for the impact he has made on the conscience of the world." Source: Wikipedia

Which movie or person recognized for their "raising of public awareness on provocative social issues" is the most deserving PGA Stanley Kramer Award recipient?

The 30th edition of the Producers Guild Awards will be held January 19, 2019. Discuss the topic here.

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    I Am Sam (2001)

    2002 Recipient: I Am Sam for its compassionate story of a mentally-challenged man raising his daughter and fighting the system which wants to take her away from him.

    Producers: Jessie Nelson, Barbara Hall, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz and Richard Solomon

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    Denzel Washington and Derek Luke in Antwone Fisher (2002)

    2003 Recipient: Antwone Fisher for its unique statement about a man's humanity and his ability to challenge all of us to rise above negative circumstances and nourish hope so we can overcome obstacles that have been forced upon us.

    Producers: Todd Black, Randa Haines and Denzel Washington

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    In America (2002)

    2004 Recipient: In America for its moving semi-autobiographical story of immigrant Irish family and their HIV-positive neighbor in the early 1980's.

    Producers: Jim Sheridan and Arthur Lappin

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    Hotel Rwanda (2004)

    2005 Recipient: Hotel Rwanda (TIE) for its true story exploration of genocide, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence.

    Producer: Terry George

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    Innocent Voices (2004)

    2005 Recipient: Voces inocentes (Innocent Voices) (TIE) for its commentary on the military use of children, as well as, the injustice of forcing innocent people to fight in a war.

    Producer: Lawrence Bender

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    Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

    2006 Recipient: Good Night, and Good Luck for its theme of media responsibility and the effects the media can have when it offers a voice of dissent from government policy.

    Producer: Grant Heslov

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    An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

    2007 Recipient: An Inconvenient Truth for its rare combination of subject matter that affects every person on the planet and immersion of its audience in a totally engaging film experience.

    Producers: Lawrence Bender, Scott Z. Burns and Laurie David

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    The Great Debaters (2007)

    2008 Recipient: The Great Debaters for its inspirational true story about a debating team from a black college in the Jim Crow South that received a landmark invitation to take on Harvard's championship team.

    Producers: Todd Black, Kate Forte, Joe Roth and Oprah Winfrey

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    Sean Penn in Milk (2008)

    2009 Recipient: Milk for its account of LBGT activist Harvey Milk and the battles he fought to secure equal rights for the gay community.

    Producers: Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen

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    Precious (2009)

    2010 Recipient: Precious for eloquently telling its audience it isn’t what happens to us that defines who we are, but rather what we choose to become.

    Producers: Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness

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    Sean Penn

    2011 Recipient: Sean Penn

    for his committed activism and using his extraordinary talents and influence to shed light on powerful stories, causes and individuals

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    In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)

    2012 Recipient: In the Land of Blood and Honey for its portrayal of the incredible emotional, moral and physical toll that war exerts and the terrible consequences that stem from the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict.

    Producers: Angelina Jolie, Graham King and Timothy Headington

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    Bully (2011)

    2013 Recipient: Bully for highlighting the effect of bullying on five children and their families, representative of the more than 13 million annual victims of bullying in the United States.

    Producers: Cynthia Lowen, Lee Hirsch and Cindy Waitt

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    Fruitvale Station (2013)

    2014 Recipient: Fruitvale Station for putting a human face on the issue of social injustice and sparking dialogue about race and and policing.

    Producers: Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi

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    The Normal Heart (2014)

    2015 Recipient: The Normal Heart for its moving narrative that lends a human face to the crucial early struggles against HIV/AIDS and making a compelling call to uphold those activist's legacy.

    Producers: Scott Ferguson and Alexis Martin Woodall

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    The Hunting Ground (2015)

    2016 Recipient: The Hunting Ground for giving a voice to the victims of student sexual assault and serving as a focal point in campus discussions about revising institutional policies.

    Producer: Amy Ziering

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    Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in Loving (2016)

    2017 Recipient: Loving for its empathetic portrayal of the then-controversial issue of interracial marriage, as well as, celebration of the Lovings real-life courage and commitment.

    Producers: Ged Doherty, Colin Firth, et al.

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    Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out (2017)

    2018 Recipient: Get Out for its insightful social commentary about race relations in the modern era.

    Producers: Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., and Jordan Peele

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    Jane Fonda

    2019 Recipient: Jane Fonda for her lifetime of activism and philanthropic work.

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