2019 PGA Awards Winners: ‘Green Book’ Takes Top Prize

The Producers Guild of America just announced their annual awards winners. As it turns out, “Green Book” won the top prize and remains a Best Picture frontrunner. Despite the controversies and Twitter backlash thrown its way, it is still overcoming that. Now, this doesn’t mean it’s the defaulted frontrunner. As “The Big Short” and “La La Land” will tell you, winning this precursor doesn’t make you a lock for Best Picture. So anyone fuming with anger over “Green Book” winning this may breath a little easier.

Meanwhile, “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” won the award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures. As of now, that film is the one to beat for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. Also, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” won the award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures. Besides Animated Feature, it looks like the Best Documentary Oscar has a clear frontrunner.

So, two of the Oscar races seem pretty sewn up. However, the Oscar race in the biggest category is an actual race at this point. In addition to the film prizes, “The Americans” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won the biggest prizes in the field of television.

Full list of winners can be seen below.

2019 Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards Winners:

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

“Green Book”

Producers: Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures:

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Producers: Morgan Neville, Nicholas Ma, Caryn Capotosto

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”

Producers: Avi Arad, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, Amy Pascal, Christina Steinberg

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

“The Americans” (Season 6)

Producers: Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Chris Long, Graham Yost, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stephen Schiff, Mary Rae Thewlis, Tracey Scott Wilson, Peter Ackerman, Joshua Brand

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

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Season 2)

Producers: Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Dhana Rivera Gilbert, Sheila Lawrence

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television:

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (Season 2)

Producers: Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Tom Rob Smith, Daniel Minahan, Brad Falchuk, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Chip Vucelich, Maggie Cohn, Eric Kovtun, Lou Eyrich, Eryn Krueger Mekash

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures:

“Fahrenheit 451”

Producers: Sarah Green, Ramin Bahrani, Michael B. Jordan, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen, David Coatsworth

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:

“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” (Season 11, Season 12)

Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig

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

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (Season 5)

Producers: *Eligibility Determination Pending*

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television:

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Season 10)

Producers: *Eligibility Determination Pending*

The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program:

“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” (Season 5)

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program:

“Being Serena” (Season 1)

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program:

“Sesame Street” (Season 48)

So, what do you think of “Green Book” winning the top prize? Is it the one to beat for Best Picture? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!

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