Producer’s Guild Nominations Announced!

Historically speaking, these are pretty much going to be the Oscar nominees for Best Picture. Check 'em out.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

The Producer's Guild of America (PGA) nominations were announced today. For those of you watching the Oscar Race closely, like us, this is one of the big ones. For years, the Producer's Guild nominations have been a remarkably accurate predictor of the eventual Academy Award nominations for Best Picture. There's usually one, maybe two differences – the PGA honored The Dark Knight, the Oscars not so much – but that could be different this year. The PGAs have nominated ten films for its equivalent of Best Picture, and the Oscars can nominate up to ten films. So it's possible that the potential spoilers in the category, like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or Bridesmaids, will simply be left out of the running with the Oscars are announced come January 24th. Or that they'll be replaced with some of the other critical darlings that didn't make the PGA cut, like Drive or The Tree of Life.

In any case, there aren't terribly many surprises. Here are the Producer's Guild of America Awards nominations in the feature film categories:

 

DARYL F. ZANUCK PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AWARD IN THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES:

THE ARTIST – Producer: Thomas Langmann

BRIDESMAIDS – Producers: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend

THE DESCENDANTS – Producers: Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO – Producers: Ceán Chaffin, Scott Rudin

THE HELP – Producers: Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green

HUGO  Producers: Graham King, Martin Scorsese

THE IDES OF MARCH – Producers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Brian Oliver

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS – Producers: Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum

MONEYBALL – Producers: Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Brad Pitt

WAR HORSE – Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg

 

THE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AWARD IN ANIMATED THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN – Producers: Peter Jackson, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg

CARS 2 – Producer: Denise Ream

KUNG FU PANDA 2 – Producer: Melissa Cobb

PUSS IN BOOTS – Producers: Joe M. Aguilar, Latifa Ouaou

RANGO – Producers: John B. Carls, Gore Verbinski