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The Producers Guild of America has announced its complete list of nominees in the categories of theatrical motion pictures and animated theatrical motion pictures, in addition to previously announced television and documentary nominees.
The PGA's best film award is officially known as the Darryl F. Zanuck award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures. The nominees in that category include Oscar best picture frontrunners La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Hell or High Water, Lion, Hacksaw Ridge, Hidden Figures, Fences and Arrival.
Fox's Ryan Reynolds-starring anti-superhero movie Deadpool also landed a nomination in the category after previously scoring Golden Globe, WGA and Critics' Choice award nominations, winning two of the four Critic's Choice awards for which it was nominated.
The guild also announced its five nominees in the category of outstanding producer of animated theatrical motion pictures: Finding Dory, Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, The Secret Life of Pets and Zootopia.
Steven Cantor's Dancer is a portrait of the ballet dancer Sergei Polunin. Otto Bell's The Eagle Huntress follows a young Kazakh girl as she attempts to become an eagle hunter. Roger Ross Williams' Life, Animated tells the story of a young man with autism who learns to communicate with the help of Disney animated movies. Ezra Edelman's O.J.: Made in America is the five-part study of O.J. Simpson and his life and times. And Keith Maitland's Tower uses animation to reconstruct the University of Texas Tower shooting of 1966.
In a very competitive year for documentary features, some of the prominent films that did not make the PGA cut included Ava DuVernay's 13th, Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro, Werner Herzog's Into the Inferno and Josh Kriegman and Elyse Sternberg's Weiner.
The winners will be revealed at the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards, set to take place Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton. The ceremony also will honor James L. Brooks with the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, Tom Rothman with the Milestone Award and Irwin Winkler with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award. This year's awards co-chairs are Donald De Line and Amy Pascal.
All award winners will be announced Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
During the ceremony, the PGA will also honor Loving (Stanley Kramer Award), Megan Ellison (Visionary award), Irwin Winkler (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in theatrical motion pictures), James L. Brooks (Norman Lear Achievement Award in television) and Tom Rothman (Milestone award).
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