SAG Ensemble In a Split Vote for Best Picture and Director

Since the SAG awards began 20 years ago, whenever Best Picture and Best Director split, the SAG ensemble foretold Best Picture in every case, except once where the ensemble sided with Best Director. 2012 - SAG ensemble + DGA + PGA = Argo, Ang Lee for Life of Pi, Director 2005...
Posted On 01 Feb 2014

12 Years a Slave and Gravity TIE at Producers Guild Awards

Producers Guild Award Winners: Best Picture: TIE! Gravity and 12 Years a Slave Documentary: We Steal Secrets Animated Motion Picture: Frozen Kramer Award: Fruitvale Station Long-Form Television: Behind the Candelabra Drama Series: Breaking Bad Comedy Series: Modern Family TV...
Posted On 19 Jan 2014

The PGA Might Make History Sunday, DGA Next Week

Scott Feinberg does some post-game analysis after the Critics Choice awards. He is still, like most other pundits, predicting a split between 12 Years a Slave and Gravity. I have this weird feeling, even still, that, at the end of the day, the DGA will go to David O. Russell and...
Posted On 18 Jan 2014

The State of the Race: It’s all Down to the Producers Guild

Pic taken from Boiseweekly The fate of Best Picture is now in the hands of the PGA. As we barrel towards the final deadline for Oscar ballots, there are still three films that are vying for the big prize.  Like most years in the era of preferential ballot, all eyes are on the...
Posted On 17 Jan 2014

Find Your Best Picture Nominees via the PGA Announcement

The Producers Guild has a membership of around 4,700, representing “representing television producers, film producers and New Media producers.”  What it has in common with the Academy is that they use the preferential ballot to determine their winners for Best...
Posted On 02 Jan 2014

PGA to honor Fruitvale Station with 2014 Stanley Kramer Award

2014 Marks the 25th Anniversary of the Producers Guild Awards (Press Release) The Producers Guild of America (PGA), announced today that the critically acclaimed feature FRUITVALE STATION will be honored with the 2014 Stanley Kramer Award at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards...
Posted On 13 Dec 2013

Phase I Final Lap, Ranking the Influence of the Precursors

The Oscar race really doesn’t officially start until the beginning of December, when the New York Film Critics and the National Board of Review make their picks. They are usually first out of the gate, and though they are too early on the scene to really predict how the...
Posted On 04 Nov 2013

PGA announces key deadlines for 2014 Producers Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES (August 21, 2013) – The Producers Guild of America announced today the opening of submissions and key deadlines for consideration for the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards that will take place on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Producers Guild...
Posted On 21 Aug 2013

Oscars, The Guilds and the Awards Calendar

Remember last year’s date scramble? I certainly do. For the first time in Oscar history the Academy had to turn in their ballots before the DGA announced. The DGA was the only really significant group that didn’t announce, though the Producers Guild announced one day...
Posted On 25 Mar 2013