Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Producers Guild of America Nominations

With the Oscars upping their Best Picture nominations from 5 to 10, the Producers Guild of America, usually a very good predictor of the Oscars' Best Picture nominees, went and done the same naming their 10 nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the year award. 3 of the 10 nominees come from the science-fiction world as Avatar, District 9 and Star Trek were included in the list. Last year, The Dark Knight was nominated by the PGA but didn't make the cut when the Oscars announced their nominees (one of the reasons the Academy raised their nominees from 5 to 10 this year). The winner of this award went on to win Best Picture 13 of the last 20 times, notably last year's Slumdog Millionaire (Little Miss Sunshine was the last one to win the PGA award but not Best Picture at the Oscars). Up is the only film to receive 2 nominations, for Producer of the Year and Best Animated Film. Here is the complete list of nominees:

Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year

Avatar - James Cameron & Jon Landau, producers

District 9 - Peter Jackson & Carolyne Cunningham, producers

An Education - Finola Dwyer & Amanda Posey, producers

The Hurt Locker - TBA

Inglourious Basterds - Lawrence Bender, producer

Invictus - Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Lori McCreary & Mace Neufeld, producers

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire - Lee Daniels, Gary Magness & Sarah Siegel-Magness, producers

Star Trek - J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof, producers

Up - Jonas Rivera, producer

Up In the Air - TBA

Best Animated Film of the Year

9 - Timur Bekmambetov, Tim Burton, Dana Ginsburg, Jinko Gotoh & Jim Lemley, producers

Coraline - Claire Jennings & Mary Sandell, producers

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Allison Abbate, Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson & Scott Rudin, producers

The Princess and the Frog - Peter Del Vecho, producer

Up - Jonas Rivera, producer

Best Documentary of the Year

Burma VJ - Lise Lense-Moller, producer

The Cove - Paula DuPré Pesman & Fisher Stevens, producers

Sergio - TBA

Soundtrack for a Revolution - Joslyn Barnes, Jim Czarnecki, Bill Guttentag, Dylan Nelson & Dan Sturman, producers

What do you think?

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