In a year blessed with a wide selection of good movies, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) offered no surprises in their 25th annual nominations for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award, which were announced this morning.
The 10 nominated film are: American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Saving Mr. Banks, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street.
Each one of the these movies has already been nominated in different capacities for other awards. It’s hard to doubt their merit, but there are other movies that are no less deserving but were snubbed, most notably the Weinsteins movies, including Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Philomena, Fruitvale Station, August: Osage County and Mandela: Long Way to Freedom.
The PGA awards are considered a strong prognosticator for the Best Picture Oscar, because many of its voters are also members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In the last 10 years, 8 of the PGA award winners went on to claim the coveted Oscar.
The winner will be announced on Jan 19 during a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton hotel.