Producers Guild Preview and Predictions

  It wasn’t really until 2013 that anyone discussed this idea that Kathleen Kennedy, one of Hollywood’s most prolific and successful female producers, had not yet won an Oscar. Kennedy’s been nominated for Producer on an Oscar Best Picture nominee nine...
Posted On 22 Jan 2013

Producers Guild Confirms What We Knew, At Least So Far and with One Exception

It was surprisingly easy to pick nine out of the ten Best Picture nominees for the Producers Guild, which means we will probably have a lot of winners in our contest. What this means is what it seems to mean every year: our method for finding the popular films in a consensus vote...
Posted On 03 Jan 2013

The Producers Guild Preview

  It is always this time of year when you know for sure whether a film is going to finish the race as the “winner” or not. The Producers Guild has, for the last two years anyway, been the turning point. The Globes come and go and one year it was Avatar and the...
Posted On 18 Jan 2012

Producers Guild Predictions and No Guts, No Glory

Our Producers Guild prediction contest closes tomorrow AM.  We’ll be sending a $25 online Amazon gift card to the lucky winner.  You can still enter.  Feel free to put your No Guts, No Glory pics here – please no more than three choices. Meanwhile, here are my...
Posted On 02 Jan 2012

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....
Posted On 19 Jul 2011

The State of the Race – How Did THAT Happen?

And what does it mean? A couple of weeks ago, I wrote on my Facebook page that I thought, in the end, The Hurt Locker would win Picture, Director and Screenplay. But that was before Avatar became Avatanic (coined by reader Loyal and others). The Golden Globes double win, combined...
Posted On 25 Jan 2010

Producers Guild Awards Winners

Best Picture: THE HURT LOCKER!!!!!!! Comedy Television: 30 Rock Long Form Television: Grey Gardens Documentary: The Cove Animated Feature: Up Live Entertainment and Competition: The Colbert Report Selznick Award: John Lasseter Non-Fiction Television: 60 Minutes Stanley Kramer...
Posted On 24 Jan 2010

The Impact of the Producers Guild Decision

Once the Academy decided to expand the Best Picture category to include ten nominees, it suddenly made the groups that already decide on ten, the National Board of Review, the American Film Institute and the Broadcast Film Critics (I suppose, in their own way, the Globes) seem...
Posted On 21 Sep 2009

A Class Act

Carpetbagger says of last night’s events at the PGA: Christian Colson, the producer of ‚ÄúSlumdog,‚Äù was short and graceful in his acceptance of the big award for the night, which he dedicated to the people of Mumbai where the film just premiered to some controversy and...
Posted On 25 Jan 2009
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SLUMDOG Takes PGA

Slumdog Millionaire wins the Producers Guild Award! Other winners: Wall-E, animated Man on Wire – doc John Adams – miniseries 30 Rock – comedy Mad Men – drama, TV Confirmed by David Carr, Carpetbagger, who is attending. Thanks to Waltizzle for the tip off.
Posted On 24 Jan 2009
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