PGA sets key dates and expands TV categories

Press release from the Producers Guild announces key dates and deadlines.  The PGA aards will takes place January 21, 2012. They’ll be continuing to honor 10 motion picture nominees instead of an uncertain number derived from the new sliding scales adopted by the Oscars.

The Producers Guild of America announced today its key submission deadlines for the 2012 Producers Guild Awards, along with the formation of additional television categories. The Guild also confirmed that it will continue to recognize 10 nominees for its Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures category. The 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Veteran producer and PGA board member Paula Wagner will once again chair this year’s event, along with producer Michael Manheim.


After an internal review led by PGA Vice President of TV Hayma “Screech” Washington, the Producers Guild Board of Directors recently approved the addition of several new competitive categories in order to better address the scope and diversity of work by reality and other specialty television and new media producers. Reality television programming will expand to honor three distinct categories: Non-Fiction, Competition and Live Entertainment/Talk. Additionally, national offerings in Sports, News, Children’s Programming and Web Series will also be recognized during the PGA Awards ceremony this year.

Competitive honors to be presented at the 2012 Producers Guild Awards include:

  •     The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
  •     The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television
  •     The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy
  •     The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer Episodic Television – Drama
  •     The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television
  •     The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television
  •     The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment/Talk Television
  •     The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
  •     The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

Competitive honors to be announced at the 2012 Producers Guild Awards include:

  •     The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Sports Program
  •     The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding News Program
  •     The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Children’s Program
  •     The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Web Series

Submission deadlines and other key dates for the 2012 Producers Guild Awards are as follows:

  • August 26, 2011            Deadline for Notice of Producing Credits Form for Television Series and Specials (All Comedy, Drama, Non-Fiction, Competition and Live/Talk Television Programs. DOES NOT INCLUDE LONG-FORM TELEVISION)
  • October 10, 2011          Television Series Nomination Polls Open
  • October 21, 2011          Deadline for Notice of Producing Credits Form for Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
  • November 7, 2011       Television Series and Specials Nomination Polls Close
  • November 28, 2011     Deadline for Notice of Producing Credits Form for Long Form Television
  • December 5, 2011        Theatrical Motion Picture, Animated Theatrical Motion Picture and Long-Form Television Nomination Polls Open
  • January 2, 2012             Theatrical Motion Picture, Animated Theatrical Motion Picture and Long-Form Television Nomination Polls Close
  • January 3, 2012             Producers Guild Awards Nominees are Announced for All Other Categories; Final Polls Open
  • January 20, 2012           Final Polls Close
  • January 21, 2012           2011 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS

0 Comments on this Post

  1. Paddy M

    This may be good news for Harry Potter. It has a strong chance at PGA – blockbusters are rarely lauded for their direction, rather the entire production, and PGA have nominated another (far inferior) Potter film in the past. With 10 nominations still at PGA, films which may be on the brink of Oscar nominations could get a vital push from PGA this year.

    They should go back to five nominees though, I think. The move to ten was never considered to be anything other than pandering to AMPAS and trying to remain relevant. No-one’s going to think now that this was an independent decision to begin with, no matter how long PGA keep this ten-nominee format. Five is simpler, more prestigious, stronger.

  2. Paddy M

    This may be good news for Harry Potter. It has a strong chance at PGA – blockbusters are rarely lauded for their direction, rather the entire production, and PGA have nominated another (far inferior) Potter film in the past. With 10 nominations still at PGA, films which may be on the brink of Oscar nominations could get a vital push from PGA this year.

    They should go back to five nominees though, I think. The move to ten was never considered to be anything other than pandering to AMPAS and trying to remain relevant. No-one’s going to think now that this was an independent decision to begin with, no matter how long PGA keep this ten-nominee format. Five is simpler, more prestigious, stronger.

  3. phantom

    Considering they kept the 10-slot-system, once again DGA will be better at predicting what to expect in the Academy’s bp-category. The DGA top5+ a few maybes ?

  4. phantom

    Considering they kept the 10-slot-system, once again DGA will be better at predicting what to expect in the Academy’s bp-category. The DGA top5+ a few maybes ?

  5. Off-topic but I’ve been catching some of the trial stuff with Rupert Murdoch. And I think Geoffrey Rush should play him in the film version. That scumbag looked like a bitch up there answering even the most softball questions that were thrown at him.

  6. Off-topic but I’ve been catching some of the trial stuff with Rupert Murdoch. And I think Geoffrey Rush should play him in the film version. That scumbag looked like a bitch up there answering even the most softball questions that were thrown at him.

  7. Does anyone know how to submit a web series? My uncle/aunt produce one and I’d like to submit it for them..

    doucett3@uwm.edu

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  8. Does anyone know how to submit a web series? My uncle/aunt produce one and I’d like to submit it for them..

    doucett3@uwm.edu

    bollywoodtohollywood.com

  9. whoops, that would be bollywoodtohollywoodtv.com

  10. whoops, that would be bollywoodtohollywoodtv.com

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