PGA Awards Winners Announced, But Who Took Home Top Prize?
Earlier this month the nominations were announced for 21st annual Producer Guild of America Awards honoring outstanding producers for their achievement in feature films and television. Obviously we won't run through the winners for TV series awards (see those at the PGA website) but we have the winners for the three motion picture categories for feature films, animation and documentaries. Remember, since the nominations were a good indicator of who might get an Oscar nomination (they'll be announced on January 25th) these could also be our Oscar winners in February. See the winners below!
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award:
The King's Speech
Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
PGA Producer of the Year Award in Animation:
Toy Story 3
Producer: Darla K. Anderson
PGA Producer of the Year Award in Documentaries:
Waiting for Superman
Producer: Lesley Chilcott
After winning the Golden Globe last weekend, The Social Network became a definite frontrunner to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. However, with The King's Speech victory at the PGA awards, the film certainly hasn't given up the good fight. Some people have called the win an upset, but considering The King's Speech has essentially been the #2 contender this awards season, I don't really see it that way. With the PGA honoring The King's Speech it sounds like the contest for Best Picture at the Academy Awards may not be as predictable as some though. Meanwhile, Toy Story 3 and Waiting for Superman seem to be locks for their respective categories. What do you think?