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Circuit Q&A: Favorite PGA Winners?

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**Circuit Q&A’s are our daily community question, posed to the readers of AwardsCircuit that cover various topics from film and television to general wonderings and for instances**

The Producers Guild of America has been a notable precursor since 1989. The PGA top prize has often been a reliably accurate harbinger for Best Picture at the Oscars, though from time to time, they go in a different direction. Today, hot on the heels of the Producers Guild chiming in with their pick of “1917,” we want to know how you feel about their prior picks. Which PGA winner to date has been your favorite?

PGA tends to go for movies that are heavily in the running for Best Picture. Truthfully, with the exception of “The Big Short,” they’ve never not gone for the eventual Oscar winner or first runner up. That could put “The Big Short” in a fun position for you, since it’s an outlier. Or, it’s possible you were especially fond of the tie between “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity?” By that same token, maybe our latest winner is your favorite, particularly since we don’t know if the Academy is going to agree with the Producers Guild pick of Sam Mendes‘ war film just yet?

Other options that could represent a PGA favorite include the Best Picture winning likes of “The Hurt Locker,” “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King,” “No Country for Old Men,” “The Shape of Water,” and “The Silence of the Lambs.” On the flip side, films that fell short in Picture could be your pick. Those include “Apollo 13,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “La La Land,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” and “Moulin Rouge!” There’s no wrong answer here.

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We put the question to you now. Which prior PGA winners are your favorites? We’re all ears, so give us a shout and clue us in!

What are some of your favorite past PGA winners? Let us know in the comments below! 

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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.


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Joey Magidson

PGA has never really gone in a crazy direction, but it’s hard to argue with a lot of their picks…


My actual answer is The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, but if there had to be a year with a tie, 12 Years a Slave and Gravity splitting is kinda perfect.


Little Miss Sunshine is a really cool PGA win. Love that film, and it’s a pretty unique winner.



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