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)
PRODUCER OF ANIMATED THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
PRODUCER OF DOCUMENTARY THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
PRODUCER OF EPISODIC TELEVISION, DRAMA (THE NORMAN FELTON AWARD)
PRODUCER OF EPISODIC TELEVISION, COMEDY (THE DANNY THOMAS AWARD)
PRODUCER OF NON-FICTION TELEVISION
Producer Of LIVE ENTERTAINMENT & TALK TELEVISION
For the full list, including reality TV, sports and digital categories, head to the Producers Guild site.