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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Producers Guild of America Nominations 2013!

The Producers Guild of America have announced their very awaited list of the outstanding films of the past year.  And that too one day earlier, just when the Oscar ballots have an extra day.  How very coincidental! 

The list does contains some surprises with the inclusion of Skyfall which very likely took The Dark Knight Rises' place.  Someday it will be remembered as one of the most underappreciated comic book trilogies.  It showed up on so many critics' lists and best of 2012 but yet again, no awards love.  I will stop being bitter about this soon, I promise.  The rest of the films are expected, Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and Les Miserables.  I'm so pleased to see the Little Film that Could, Beasts of the Southern Wild make the list.  It's too early to guess the winner now as the frontrunner status for most movies changes week to week.

Meanwhile, good on Walt Disney Studios with a huge comeback in animation with three producing credits.  It really has the lead and the buzz going into the Oscar race as well.  The awards will be announced on January 26, 2013 nearly a month before the Oscars with special awards to the Weinstein brothers, Harvey and Bob, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner from Working Title, JJ Abrams and Russell Simmons.

Here are the film nominees from The Producers Guild of America:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
"Argo” (Warner Bros.)
Producers: Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov

"Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Producers: Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn

"Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
Producers: Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher

"Les Mis√©rables” (Universal Pictures)
Producers: Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh

"Life of Pi” (Fox 2000 Pictures)
Producers: Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark

"Lincoln” (Touchstone Pictures)
Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg

"Moonrise Kingdom” (Focus Features)
Producers: Wes Anderson & Scott Rudin, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales

"Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company)
Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon

"Skyfall” (MGM/Columbia Pictures)
Producers: Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson

"Zero Dark Thirty” (Columbia Pictures)
Producers: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

"Brave” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Producer: Katherine Sarafian

"Frankenweenie” (Walt Disney Pictures)
Producers: Allison Abbate, Tim Burton

"ParaNorman” (Focus Features)
Producers: Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner

"Rise of the Guardians” (Paramount Pictures)
Producers: Nancy Bernstein, Christina Steinberg

"Wreck-It Ralph” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Producer: Clark Spencer

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