The Artist wins at the Producers Guild Awards

The Artist wins at the Producers Guild Awards

The Artist wins at the Producers Guild Awards

The Artist follows its Golden Globe win by taking top honour at the Producers guild Association (PGA) Awards  on Saturday, beating another Oscar hopeful and a Golden Globe winner, The Descendant, paving the way to a likely success at the Oscars next month.

Represented by its producer, Thomas Langmann, who collected the award at The Beverly Hilton,  The Silent movie triumphed over other nominees, including War Horse, The Help, Bridesmaids, Hugo, The Girl with The Dragon Tatoo, MoneyBall and the Ides of March.

Steven Spielbergs The adventures of Tin Tin took the trophy for Animated film.

Golden Globe and Emmy winner, ITVs Downton Abbey TV mini-series won the trophy for the long-form Television.

Modern Family and Boardwalk Empire TV shows won the awards for the Comedy series and Drama series respectively.

Since many of its voters are members of the Academy, The PGA awards considered a reliable indicator to who is going to win the Oscar next month.


Clooney scores again with two PGA nominations

Clooney scores again with two PGA nominations

Clooney scores again with two PGA nominations

George Clooneys two films, The descendants, in which he stars, and The Ides of March, which he directed and stars in have been nominated for the outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures award by the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

Clooneys films will be competing with other 8 contenders, including silent movie The Artist, Finchers The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the 60s drama The Help, Scorseses Hugo, Allens Midnight in Paris, Brad Pitts Moneyball , Spielbergs War Horse and the comedy Bridemaids.

Each one of the above, with the exception of the Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, received a Best Picture nomination for A Golden Globe last month.

Spielberg received another nomination for his animation movie The Adventure of Tintin, along with his co producer, Peter Jackson.

Other animated pictures vying for the top awards are Cars 2, King Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots and Rango.

ITVs Downton Abbey will be in the ring with Mildred Pierce, Too Big to Fail and the Kennedys competing in the TV film and series category.

The PGAs wards, which be handed on Feb, 21, are a strong indicator for the Academy awards, because many of the PGA voters are members of the Academy.