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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 […]

Issa Rae to Receive 2022 Visionary Award From Producers Guild of America

Issa Rae will receive the 2022 Visionary Award at the Producers Guild Awards on March 19, the Producers Guild of America announced on Thursday. The Visionary Award honors producers across television, film or new media and celebatres those who share uplifting, inspiring stories. Past recipients include Octavia Spencer, Kenya Barris, Ava DuVernay, Brad Pitt, Dede […]

Producers Guild Postpones 2022 Awards Ceremony Amid COVID-19 Surge

The Producers Guild of America has postponed the 33rd Producers Guild Awards due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant, the guild announced on Thursday. The awards ceremony was originally scheduled for Feb. 26 but will now take place on March 19 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The Producers Guild will work […]