It might not have the cachet of, say, an Oscar or some of the higher profile guild awards, but the Producers Guild of America gong is the single most reliable Best Picture Oscar predictor. And while a lot of this year’s film nominees have been on other lists, it also opens the field up to movies – like Skyfall, for example – that haven’t been shown much love previously.
Yes, the reliable likes of Lincoln, Life Of Pi, Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained and Les Miserables are all present and correct. But there are also separate categories for animated films that sees such efforts as ParaNorman, Brave and Wreck-It Ralph nominated, plus documentaries and then the TV categories.
Goggle box-wise, it’s a mix of the expected (Homeland, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Downton Abbey in drama) and some nice surprises (Louie alongside the bigger hitters in comedy).
The winners will be announced on January 26.
PRODUCER OF THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES (DARRYL F. ZANUCK AWARD)
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Life Of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
PRODUCER OF ANIMATED THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Rise Of The Guardians
PRODUCER OF DOCUMENTARY THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
A People Underground
The Island President
The Other Dream Team
Searching For Sugar Man
PRODUCER OF LONG-FORM TELEVISION (DAVID L WOLPER AWARD)
American Horror Story
The Dust Bowl
Hatfields & McCoys
PRODUCER OF EPISODIC TELEVISION, DRAMA (THE NORMAN FELTON AWARD)
Game Of Thrones
PRODUCER OF EPISODIC TELEVISION, COMEDY (THE DANNY THOMAS AWARD)
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
PRODUCER OF NON-FICTION TELEVISION
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Inside The Actors Studio
Producer Of LIVE ENTERTAINMENT & TALK TELEVISION
The Colbert Report
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
For the full list, including reality TV, sports and digital categories, head to the Producers Guild site.