Like many of us, the Producers Guild seems anxious to put the current dance marathon behind us and look ahead to the sharp elbows and foot stomps of next year’s tango fiasco.

LOS ANGELES (February 21, 2013) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that the Producers Guild Awards, honoring excellence in motion picture, television and new media productions, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

In 1990, the Producers Guild held the first-ever Golden Laurel Awards, which were renamed the Producers Guild Awards in 2002. Richard Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck took home the award for Best Produced Motion Picture for DRIVING MISS DAISY, establishing the Guild’s awards as a bellwether for the Oscars.

This year, the Producers Guild awarded the producers of ARGO, Ben Affleck, George Clooney, and Grant Heslov, with its Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. The Producers Guild also honored several special individuals including Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Milestone Award), Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), J.J. Abrams (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Russell Simmons (Visionary Award), as well as the documentary film BULLY (Stanley Kramer Award).

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  • Ha, always some connection to DRIVING MISS DAISY this year!

  • Jerry

    So they are bumping up their dates to try to again have some influence? I think this year has been more interesting with the academy voters not having the crutch of the PGA and DGA to tell them how to vote. That’s boring sheep behavior. I’d rather they think for themselves even if I disagree with some of their choices.

  • Scotty

    I think the Academy Awards should start their nomination process much earlier than the rest of the awarding bodies with a much longer voting period, so all the hype and campaigning can subside. If they start the process in early January, then what are the precursors going to do? Start announcing at the end of November?

    Of course that will cause issues of the campaign season going on much longer and becoming really nasty, which is probably one of the reasons why they moved up the ceremony in the first place.

    I like it much more when the Academy does it blindly.

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