PGA Nominations Announced – Eleven Films Make the Cut, ‘Molly’s Game’ and ‘Wonder Woman’ Included

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LOS ANGELES (January 5, 2018) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today theatrical motion picture and television nominations for the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac. This year, the nominees in the category for The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures included a tie, so for the first time the PGA presents 11 film nominees. All 2018 Producers Guild Awards winners will be announced on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

At this month’s event, the Producers Guild will also present special honors to Donna Langley with the Milestone Award, Ryan Murphy with the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, Charles Roven with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, the feature film “Get Out” with the Stanley Kramer Award, and Ava DuVernay with the Visionary Award.

The 2018 Producers Guild Awards Co-Chairs are Donald De Line and Amy Pascal. Cadillac is the Presenting Sponsor of the event. Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline Partner of the PGA, is sponsoring the Visionary Award.

In 1990, the Producers Guild held the first-ever Golden Laurel Awards, which were renamed the Producers Guild Awards in 2002. Richard Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck took home the award for Best Produced Motion Picture for “Driving Miss Daisy,” establishing the Guild’s awards as a bellwether for the Oscars.

The 2018 Producers Guild Awards motion picture nominations are listed below in alphabetical order by category, along with eligible producers’ names.

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

  • “The Big Sick”
    Producers: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel
  • “Call Me By Your Name”
    Producers: Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Marco Morabito
  • “Dunkirk
    Producers: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan
  • “Get Out
    Producers: Sean McKittrick & Edward H. Hamm, Jr., Jason Blum, Jordan Peele
  • “I, Tonya”
    Producers: Bryan Unkeless, Steven Rogers, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley
  • “Lady Bird
    Producers: Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill
  • “Molly’s Game
    Producers: Mark Gordon, Amy Pascal, Matt Jackson
  • “The Post
    Producers: Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger
  • “The Shape Of Water
    Producers: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    Producers: Graham Broadbent & Pete Czernin, Martin McDonagh
  • “Wonder Woman
    Producers: Charles Roven & Richard Suckle, Zack Snyder & Deborah Snyder

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

  • “The Boss Baby”
    Producer: Ramsey Naito
  • “Coco”
    Producer: Darla K. Anderson
  • “Despicable Me 3”
    Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
  • “Ferdinand
    Producers: Lori Forte, Bruce Anderson
  • “The Lego Batman Movie”
    Producers: Dan Lin, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures:

The PGA previously announced the nominations in this category on November 20, 2017. Producers who have already been vetted for awards eligibility are listed below and the winner will be announced at the official ceremony on January 20th.

“Chasing Coral”

Producers: Jeff Orlowski, Larissa Rhodes

“City of Ghosts”

Producer: Matthew Heineman

“Cries from Syria”

Producers: Evgeny Afineevsky, Den Tolmor, Aaron I. Butler

“Earth: One Amazing Day”

Producer: Stephen McDonogh

“Jane”

*This film is still in the process of being vetted for producer eligibility this year.

“Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower”

*This film is still in the process of being vetted for producer eligibility this year.

“The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee”

Producers: Teddy Kunhardt, George Kunhardt

The television nominees are listed below in alphabetical order.

The producers of the programs in the following six categories are in the process of being vetted for awards eligibility this year, and the winners will be recognized at the official ceremony on January 20th.

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama:

“Big Little Lies” (Season 1)

“The Crown” (Season 2)

“Game of Thrones” (Season 7)

“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Season 1)

“Stranger Things” (Season 2)

The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy:

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Season 9)

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Season 1)

“Master of None” (Season 2)

“Silicon Valley” (Season 4)

“Veep” (Season 6)

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television:

The Long-Form Television category encompasses both movies of the week and  limited series.

“Black Mirror” (Season 4)

“Fargo” (Season 3)

“FEUD: Bette and Joan” (Season 1)

“Sherlock: The Lying Detective”

“The Wizard of Lies”

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:

“30 for 30” (Season 8)

“60 Minutes” (Season 50)

“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” (Season 9, Season 10)

“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” (Season 1, Season 2)

“Spielberg”

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television:

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (Season 2)

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (Season 15)

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (Season 4)

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (Season 3)

Saturday Night Live” (Season 43)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television:

“The Amazing Race” (Season 29)

“American Ninja Warrior” (Season 9)

“Lip Sync Battle” (Season 3)

“Top Chef” (Season 14)

“The Voice” (Season 12, Season 13)

The PGA does not vet the individual producers of short-form programs, sports programs, or children’s programs and the winning production will be recognized at the official ceremony on January 20th.

The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program:

“Better Call Saul’s Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training” (Season 1)

“Carpool Karaoke” (Season 1)

“Humans of New York: The Series” (Season 1)

“National Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts” (Season 3)

“Viceland at the Women’s March” (Season 1)

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program:

“All or Nothing: A Season with the Los Angeles Rams” (Season 2)

“Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers” (Season 12)

“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (Season 23)

“SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt” (Season 3)

“VICE World of Sports” (Season 2)

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program:

“Doc McStuffins” (Season 4)

“Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2017”

“School of Rock” (Season 3)

“Sesame Street” (Season 47)

“SpongeBob SquarePants” (Season 10, Season 11)

ABOUT THE PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA (PGA)

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  • Joey Magidson

    Quite the week for I, Tonya. Love the love for The Big Sick.

  • Tim Bruns

    How interesting!
    – Excited for The Big Sick and Get Out
    – I, Tonya wasn’t one of my favorites but I like the idea of Margot Robbie maybe getting a double nod at the Oscars
    – I liked Molly’s Game and Wonder Woman, but I don’t think they will make it in the end. Both also pale in comparison to Mudbound and Darkest Hour; sad that it looks like those two could be missing in picture (think DH might have a chance in the end, but I think Mudbound is out…hope I’m wrong!)
    – Think I’m gonna predict the 9 here in Best Picture that aren’t Molly’s Game and Wonder Woman

  • Demetra

    Clayton Davis must be fuming that CMBYN made it.

    • michaeldal65

      You just can’t let it go can you? Relentless trolling over an average love story/coming of age thing.. Considering WW made the cut, it would seem anything can get in.

      • Demetra

        The PGA nominations pretty much killed Mudbound, Darkest Hour and Blade Runner 2049 chances at getting a BP nod (and to some extent The Florida Project). Take out Wonder Woman and Molly’s Game and you have your 2018 Best Picture nominations right there.

    • Mike

      Yeah, that’s why he has Chalumet its screenplay nominated for his personal ballot, and gave it 3.5 stars. He definitely hates it.

      You have a very creepy obsession with him. It’s disturbing. Get an actual life.

    • Phill Milner

      Call Me by Your Name felt empty for me. I have a mad man crush on Armie Hammer and would literally watch the guy in anything, but I just couldn’t get into it. Great performances, but a bit of a letdown in the delivery department…

      • Demetra

        How I feel about Three Billboards

        • Phill Milner

          I enjoyed Three Billboards, but I left wanting more. Felt like it left several cards on the table.

  • Phill Milner

    I, Tonya and The Big Sick… my two top movies of the year… pull the upset and make it in… Couldn’t be more happy.

    Now if only we can throw Wonder Woman and Dunkirk out. Kind of an eye sore in an otherwise decent lineup. Still haven’t seen The Post… so I can’t judge that one.

    • Mike

      Yeah, two movies with 92% on rotten tomatoes and are among the best reviewed films of the year are a real eye sore.

    • Mike

      Yeah, two movies that scored 92% on rotten tomatoes and are among the best reviewed films of the year are a real eye sore.

      • Phill Milner

        I wouldn’t dare criticize a Rotten Tomatoes critics score. People pay good money for those.

        • Mike

          You want to use the audience score on RT? You thought that was legitimate enough for The Last Jedi.

          88% and 81%. Again, a real eye sore.

          How about AFI? Do those selectors get paid imaginary money to praise movies most people liked, but because you didn’t you need any excuse to try and dismiss people’s praise of them?

          I’m guessing all the voters at PGA got paid off too.

          • Phill Milner

            Well… now that you mention it…

            • Mike

              Are you really incapable of disliking movies yet understanding most people do like them, and there isn’t some made up, imaginary payment going on?

              You dislike Wonder Woman and Dunkirk. Most people like them. Neither opinion is right or wrong, but dismissing anyone who praises them as simply being paid off or fanboys or some absurd theory is pathetic.

              • Phill Milner

                I just finished watching The Florida Project. It was really good. Did you like it?

                • Mike

                  Haven’t had the chance to see it yet, it hasn’t played near me at all so I’ll probably have to wait until it’s on DVD.