2019 Producers Guild of America Nominees Announced: No ‘Beale Street’ or ‘Poppins’

The PGA Awards have been considered a strong benchmark of Oscar support. The group also utilizes a preferential ballot to choose their winner, making it closer to the Oscars in style. However, the group has missed in the past. Last year’s lineup had four films that did not get into Best Picture, including “Wonder Woman,” which did not receive a single nomination. Today, the Producers Guild of America announced their 2019 nominees for the Best Picture of the year.

2019 PGA Award Nominees

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • A Quiet Place
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born
  • Vice
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures:

The PGA previously announced the nominations in this category on November 20, 2018.

  • “The Dawn Wall” 
  • “Free Solo”
  • “Hal”
  • “Into the Okavango”
  • “RBG”
  • “Three Identical Strangers”
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
  • “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” 
  • “Incredibles 2”
  • “Isle of Dogs”
  • “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
  • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” 
The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama:
  • “The Americans”
  • “Better Call Saul”
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • “Ozark”
  • “This Is Us”
The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy:
  • “Atlanta” 
  • “Barry”
  • “GLOW”
  • “The Good Place”
  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television:
  • “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
  • “Escape at Dannemora”
  • “Maniac”
  • “The Romanoffs”
  • “Sharp Objects”
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures:
  • “Fahrenheit 451”
  • “King Lear”
  • “My Dinner with Hervé”
  • “Paterno”
  • “Sense8: Together Until the End”
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:
  • “30 for 30”
  • “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” 
  • “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath”
  • “Queer Eye”
  • “Wild Wild Country”
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television:
  • “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
  • “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
  • “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
  • “Real Time with Bill Maher”
  • “Saturday Night Live”
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television
  • “The Amazing Race”
  • “America’s Got Talent”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” 
  • “Top Chef”
  • “The Voice”
The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program:
  • “Biography: History, Herstory” 
  • “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” 
  • “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” 
  • “Her America: 50 Women, 50 States”
  • “Kevin Hart: What The Fit” 
The Award for Outstanding Sports Program:
  • “Being Serena”
  • “E:60” 
  • “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cleveland Browns”
  • “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” 
  • “SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt”
The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program:
  • “Fuller House”
  • “PJ Masks”
  • “A Series of Unfortunate Events”
  • “Sesame Street”
  • “Teen Titans Go!” 

The list of the best in 2018 represents a fun amalgamation of genres, blockbusters, and popular independent film. Several of the films continue to surprise, including “Crazy Rich Asians” and “A Quiet Place,” both of which released before September this year. “Crazy Rich Asians” now has Best Picture at both the Golden Globes and at the PGA. Could Oscar be the next surprise? Simultaneously, “A Quiet Place” continues to show strength, and as the highest grossing horror film of the year, certainly excited producers.

However, a few other big films missed the cut here. Perhaps the most surprising miss was that of “If Beale Street Could Talk,” one of the indie darlings of the year. The movie has struggled of late, and its chances of righting the ship are dwindling. Meanwhile, “First Man” stumbled again, although the producers were unlikely to reward the film after it struggled at the box office. The same goes for Steve McQueen and “Widows,” which disappointing in a November release. “Mary Poppins Returns” has had a roller coaster year, despite being considered a potential surprise nominee of late. It still nabbed a Best Picture Comedy nomination with the Golden Globe, but one has to wonder how much strength the movie actually possesses.

What do you guys think of these nominees? Which films did you want to make the cut that missed? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!

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