2013 Awards Season: PGA Produces a Few Surprises
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.
Date posted: 2013-01-06