The Producers Guild of America will announce their winner tomorrow. Speaking with Staff Writer Mark Johnson yesterday, he affectionately told me that this weekend will probably just confuse us even more. I’m scared to agree.
With ten nominees:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
It seems to be between three films; Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Ben Affleck’s Argo, and David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook. Any of those three can easily win with a slim, outside shot for Life of Pi. There are a lot of unprecedented factors and history that can follow if certain things come to fruition. That will come in a later piece during the weekend. For now, I’m thinking Lincoln might have this one locked up. With the Producer trio of Argo including George Clooney, Ben Affleck, and Grant Heslov could be a close second.
Clayton Davis started to write professionally in his sophomore year of college when Johnny Alba, the editor and owner of the old Oscar prediction site, The Oscar Igloo, had an opening for staff writers. Clayton wrote for The Igloo for nearly four years before being appointed editor and revamping and renaming The Oscar Igloo into the now popular mega-site, The Awards Circuit. Since then, Clayton has become a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to awards season show, The Critics Choice Awards. Most recently, Clayton is a now an active member of the International Press Academy, which hosts the popular Satellite Awards as well as the newly integrated Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which hosts the Critics Choice Television Awards. In June 2014 he became the year's first accepted member to New York Film Critics Online. He has been quoted in various outlets (CNN.com, Bloomberg.com, TheWrap.com, AceShowbiz.com, SlashFilm.com, ScottFeinberg.com) and continues to raise the bar for film-talking enthusiasts around the globe.