34th Producers Guild Awards (PGA): ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ wins top prize
Everything Everywhere All At Once has won Producers Guild of America (PGA) award for theatrical feature film.
Since the era of the Oscar Best Picture and PGA expanded lineups, the two have matched up 10 out of 13 times. 2015’s The Big Short won PGA but lost Best Picture to Spotlight, 2016’s La La Land lost to Moonlight and 1917 lost to 2019’s Parasite. 2013 provided the first ever tie at PGA between 12 Years a Slave and Gravity, with the former going on to a Best Picture Oscar win. The Producers Guild uses the same preferential ballot that the Oscars use for Best Picture, which favors consensus over a simple majority vote.
Going into tonight, the precursors have all gone separate ways with the Golden Globes going for PGA nominees The Fabelmans and The Banshees of Inisherin and Critics’ Choice going for PGA-nominated Everything Everywhere All At Once. BAFTA went for the non-PGA nominated All Quiet on the Western Front.
Last weekend the DGA went to Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for Everything Everywhere All At Once. After whatever happens with tonight’s PGA win, tomorrow’s SAG Awards is the last piece of the awards season puzzle before the Oscars on March 12.
Earlier in the week, Only Murders in the Building: One Killer Question and Stay Alive, My Son won the 2023 Producers Guild Awards for best short form program and Innovation Award, respectively, at a West Coast celebration Thursday night in Santa Monica.
During an East Coast ceremony in New York on Tuesday, HBO’s documentary Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off was named outstanding sports program, while PBS’s Sesame Street was named outstanding children’s program.
Navalny, which follows Russian rebel Alexei Navalny, who survived an assassination attempt by poisoning with a lethal nerve agent in August 2020, won the documentary award. The film won the BAFTA for best documentary last week. The win spawned the strangest moment of the ceremony as a producer who hadn’t made it to the stage during the speeches, rushed it as Cate Blanchett’s name was announced to present TÁR. The Oscar-winning actress was just off stage at the time, on her way to the podium.
The Bear and The White Lotus took home the comedy and drama awards and The Dropout took home the producing prize for limited or anthology series. Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls won the competition program award.
For the PGA special honors, Tom Cruise is set to receive the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, presented by Sherry Lansing and Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy will receive the Milestone Award and presented by Ron Howard. Barbara Broccoli, Keith Beauchamp and Michael Reilly will receive The Stanley Kramer Award on behalf of the film Till and presented by its star Danielle Deadwyler. Mindy Kaling will receive the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television presented by B.J. Novak.
Presenters include Oscar nominees Angela Bassett, Hong Chau, Austin Butler, Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Kerry Condon, Stephanie Hsu, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ke Huy Quan, Michelle Yeoh, Brendan Fraser and Michelle Williams. Also set to present are Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Billy Eichner, Bob Odenkirk, Dave Burd, Diego Luna, Eugenio Derbez, Hannah Einbinder, Jay Ellis, Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom, Jr., Mo Amer, Monica Barbaro, Nicole Byer, Paul Dano, Robert Rodriguez, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Sandra Oh.
The three and a half hour ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
Here is the complete list of winners.
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
- Avatar: The Way of Water (20th Century Studios)
- The Banshees of Inisherin (Searchlight Pictures)
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Walt Disney/Marvel Studios)
- Elvis (Warner Bros) Everything Everywhere All At Once (A24) – WINNER
- The Fabelmans (Universal Pictures)
- Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix)
- TÁR (Focus Features)
- Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Pictures)
- The Whale (A24)
Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
- Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix) – WINNER
- Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (A24)
- Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal Pictures/Illumination)
- Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (DreamWorks Animation)
- Turning Red (Pixar)
Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
- All That Breathes
- Fire of Love
- Navalny – WINNER
- Nothing Compares
- The Territory
Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama
- Andor – Season 1 (Disney+)
- Better Call Saul – Season 6 (AMC)
- Ozark – Season 4 (Netflix)
- Severance – Season 1 (Apple TV+)
- The White Lotus – Season 2 (HBO) – WINNER
Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy
- Abbott Elementary – Seasons 1 and 2 (ABC)
- Barry – Season 3 (HBO)
- The Bear – Season 1 (FX) – WINNER
- Hacks – Season 2 (HBO Max)
- Only Murders in the Building – Season 2 (Hulu)
David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited or Anthology Series Television
- Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix)
- The Dropout (Hulu) – WINNER
- Inventing Anna (Netflix)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi (Disney+)
- Pam & Tommy (Hulu)
Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures
- Fire Island (Hulu)
- Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney+)
- Pinocchio (Disney+)
- Prey (Hulu)
- Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (The Roku Channel) – WINNER
Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television
- 30 for 30 (ESPN)
- 60 Minutes (CBS)
- George Carlin’s American Dream (HBO)
- Lucy and Desi (Amazon Prime Video)
- Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN) – WINNER
Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment, Variety, Sketch, Standup & Talk Television
- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Season 28 (Comedy Central)
- Jimmy Kimmel Live! – Season 20 (ABC)
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – WINNER
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – Season 8 (CBS)
- Saturday Night Live – Season 48 (NBC)
Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television
- The Amazing Race – Season 33 (CBS)
- Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls – Season 1 (Amazon Prime Video) – WINNER
- RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars – Season 7 (VH1)
- Top Chef – Season 19 (Bravo)
- The Voice – Season 22 (NBC)
(Photo by John Salangsang/Invision for The Producers Guild of America/AP Images)