Ryan Coogler’s feature directorial debut will receive Producers Guild Of America’s 2014 Stanley Kramer Award.

The presentation will take place at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on January 19 2014.

The Stanley Kramer Award was established in 2002 to honour “a production, producer or other individual whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues.”

Fruitvale Station is an important film that raises awareness about an injustice that we encounter in the news with grim regularity,” said PGA awards co-chairs Lori McCreary and Michael De Luca.

“First time writer/director Ryan Coogler has captured the hearts and minds of both audiences and critics with his poignant portrayal of the true story of Oscar Grant.”

Fruitvale Station is released by The Weinstein Company and recounts the story of a young Bay Area man’s final day before he was shot by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer. The film premeired at Sundance 2013.