2013 Awards Season: PGA Produces a Few Surprises
January 6th, 2013
Producers Guild of America announced their nominations this week, including the three theatrical categories. There were a number of films on the list that have been mentioned time and time again this awards season, like Zero Dark Thirty, but there were also a few surprises.
The categories and nominations are...
THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE
- Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Django Unchained
- Life of Pi
- Les Miserables
- Moonrise Kingdom
- The Silver Linings Playbook
- Zero Dark Thirty
- The Gatekeepers
- The Island President
- The Other Dream Team
- A People Uncounted
- Searching for Sugar Man
- Most films on this list have previously earned nominations, and no one should be surprised Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Django Unchained, and some others are on this list.
- Both Skyfall and Beasts of the Southern Wild are surprise nominees. This is the first Bond movie to earn a PGA nomination, while I thought Beasts would have slipped below the radar.
- When sorting alphabetically, does Les Miserables start with an L or an M?
- ParaNorman was passed over for the Golden Globes, but earned a nod here. On the other hand, Pirates! was snubbed, again.
- The documentary list has more surprises than safe predictions. Bully, How to Survive a Plague, Jiro Dreams of Sushi were all worthy of recognition, at least in my opinion.
Filed under: Awards Season, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Les Miserables, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook, Skyfall, Zero Dark Thirty, Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, Rise of the Guardians, Wreck-It Ralph, The Gatekeepers, The Island President, The Other Dream Team, Searching for Sugar Man