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Producers Guild Sets Key Dates for 34th PGA Awards

The Producers Guild of America, which earlier this year tipped the best picture Oscar race by awarding its own top honor to CODA, has set the date for its 34th PGA Awards, as well as key deadlines and events leading up to it. After taking place this year at the newly renovated Fairmont Century Plaza, the […]

PGA Awards Analysis: ‘CODA’ Win Makes Best Picture Oscar Race a True Toss-Up, Here’s Why

Following the conclusion of Saturday evening’s 33rd annual Producers Guild of America Awards, as I made my way out of the Fairmont Century Plaza hotel in Century City, I spotted something in the distance that had been set up for Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon, but is just as applicable to the Oscar race: the finish […]

Rita Moreno Defends Actors Sharing Political Views: “Freedom of Speech Belongs to All of Us”

Not that any guests at Saturday night’s PGA Awards needed a reminder of Rita Moreno’s vivacity, but she tipped them off anyway. Feted by Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Moreno took the stage and broke out in dance ahead of accepting her Stanley Kramer Award for social justice work, shaking her shoulders and shimmying her way […]

Greg Berlanti on Why His PGA Honor Comes Mixed With Sadness: “I Desperately Want the World to Change”

When Greg Berlanti was becoming aware of his sexuality in the early 1980s, the only queer content on television happened to be news reports about the AIDS crisis and not much else. “There were no apps, no social media to connect with other queer kids, no LGBTQ+ advocacy groups in schools. Not having a single […]

PGA Awards: ‘CODA,’ ‘Succession’ Take Top Honors

CODA, Succession and Ted Lasso prevailed at the 2022 Producers Guild Awards on Saturday. Taking the top prize, CODA won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures over fellow nominees Being the Ricardos, Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, The Power of the Dog, West Side Story and Tick, Tick … Boom!. […]

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy Accept Milestone PGA Honor From Steven Spielberg: “A Producer Never Works Alone”

At Saturday’s 33rd annual Producers Guild Awards, Steven Spielberg presented the 2022 Milestone Award to Lucasfilm leaders George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy. Lucas created the production company in the 1970s, and it’s best known for spawning the hit franchises Star Wars and Indiana Jones.  Introducing the pair, longtime collaborator Spielberg, who has worked with both […]

Kenneth Branagh, Ciaran Hinds Test Positive for COVID-19, Says Jude Hill

Belfast director Kenneth Branagh and co-star Ciarán Hinds have tested positive for COVID-19, Jude Hill told The Hollywood Reporter at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday. Attending to honor the film, Hill, the young actor who stars as Buddy in Branagh’s semi-autobiographical feature, said of the night ahead, “We have the Focus Features team, and […]

Steven Spielberg on Producing: “The Smartest Thing I Do Is Hire Women”

West Side Story director and producer Steven Spielberg was the star of the Producers Guild of America awards nominee breakfast on Saturday morning, as one producer after another praised him, even though they were all competing for the same prize at Saturday night’s award show. Spielberg didn’t disappoint, and gave up several memorable tidbits, including […]

PGA Award Honoree Mary Parent Reflects on Her Career: “I Don’t Believe There Are Any Shortcuts”

Mary Parent is, at her core, a storyteller. But the producer and vice chairman of worldwide production at Legendary Entertainment, whose work on Warner Bros.’ Dune has earned her a second Oscar nomination for best picture (after 2015’s The Revenant), admits that she never expected a career in filmmaking to be her calling. “I’ve always […]

Greg Berlanti on Incoming Warner Boss and the Ubiquity of Superheroes

Growing up as a kid outside of New York City, Greg Berlanti and his family feasted on Norman Lear’s television shows during the late 1970s and ’80s. On March 19, Berlanti himself — Hollywood’s most prolific TV producer — will receive the prestigious Norman Lear Achievement Award at the Producers Guild of America Awards ceremony. […]

Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep Among Producers Guild Award Presenters (Exclusive)

The Producers Guild Awards has announced a star-studded lineup of presenters for Saturday night’s ceremony, with Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Denis Villeneuve, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield set to take the stage. The show, held at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, will also see Jamie Dornan, Michelle Yeoh, Aunjanue Ellis, Troy […]

Producers Guild Reveals Sports, Children’s and Short-Form TV Awards Winners

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the winners of outstanding sports program, outstanding children’s program, outstanding short form program and the PGA Innovation Award at the guild’s annual East Coast Celebration on March 14, which was held at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City. HBO’s documentary series 100 Foot Wave won outstanding […]