‘Milk’ Scores a PGA Honor

No, Sean Penn’s Milk is not winning a golf award; it is receiving the Producers Guild of America’s Stanley Kramer Award, which honors pictures taking on provocative social issues, The Associated Press reports.

Milk, directed by Gus Van Sant, stars Penn as San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, who in 1977 won a seat on the board of supervisors to become the first openly gay man elected to major public office in the United States. The following year, Milk was slain along with Mayor George Moscone by a board colleague.

The prize, announced Monday, will be presented at the guild’s awards show Jan. 24.

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