'The Social Network,' 'The King's Speech' Earn Producers Guild Nominations
Such high-profile awards contenders as The Social Network and The King's Speech are among the 10 movies that have been nominated for the 22nd annual Producers Guild Awards.
The other films nominated in the category are 127 Hours, Black Swan, Inception, The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right, The Town, Toy Story 3 and True Grit.
Like last year, the PGA embraced a range of pictures that included the year’s top-grossing movie, the animated Toy Story 3, one big-budget action thriller in Inception and a slew of tightly budgeted, year-end dramas.
Several other smaller films that are also among this season’s awards hopefuls -- like Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine and Rabbit Hole -- failed to secure nominations.
The awards are given to the films' individual producers, and so Scott Rudin was cited twice for Social Network and True Grit.
Pixar/Disney’s Toy Story 3 earned a second nomination in the animated feature category, where it will compete with Illumination/Universal’s Despicable Me and DreamWorks Animation/Paramount’s How to Train Your Dragon.
The nominees, previously announced, in the feature documentary category are Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Earth Made of Glass, Inside Job, Smash His Camera, The Tillman Story and Waiting for Superman.
In the television categories, also announced Tuesday, the PGA nominated 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glee, Modern Family and The Office in its episodic comedy category.
The episodic drama category nominees are Breaking Bad, Dexter, Lost, Mad Men and True Blood.
Nominated for nonfiction television are Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Deadliest Catch, Intervention, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List and Undercover Boss.
In the live entertainment and competition category, the disparate group of nominees includes The Amazing Race, The Colbert Report, Project Runway, Real Time With Bill Maher and Top Chef.
Like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the PGA began last year to include 10 features in its best picture category, the winner of which gets the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award.
The PGA has proved to be a good indicator of where Academy sentiment is heading: Last year, eight of the PGA’s nominated films also went on to secure Oscar noms, and its eventual winner -- The Hurt Locker --- went on to win the Oscar trophy for best picture.
To fill out its nominee list, the Academy last year picked The Blind Side and A Serious Man, where the PGA included Invictus and Star Trek.
The guild previously announced that it will be giving honorary awards to James Cameron, Laura Ziskin, Rudin, the producing team of Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman and RealD.
The PGA’s awards ceremony, which will be hosted by Judd Apatow, will be held Jan. 22 at the Beverly Hilton.
See the list, after the jump: