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PGA Awards: ‘Green Book’ wins Producers Guild Top Prize

Green Book (Universal) The 30th Producers Guild of America has chosen Peter Farrelly’s 1960s road comedy Green Book as the best produced film of 2018. Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga share the win, which bolsters the film’s chances at Oscar’s Best Picture as it beat heavy competition from BlacKkKlansman, ROMA and A Star …

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Producers Guild Preview and Predictions

BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)ROMA (Netflix)A Star Is Born (Warner Bros) The first industry award of the 2018-2019 Oscar season is here and it’s the biggest of them all: the Producers Guild of America (PGA) award. Since its inception in 1989, the PGA award has been our most consistent bellwether for the eventual Oscar Best Picture winner. In 29 years, the two …

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2018-2019 Guild-Industry-Televised Awards: Where We Stand

We now have the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice winners with PGA, DGA, SAG and BAFTA to come. Here is where the Best Picture, Director and acting races look in terms of nominations and wins. A Star Is Born still leads in terms of nominations (with a perfect track record) but ROMA and Alfonso Cuarón are pulling out ahead …

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Producers Guild of America (PGA) Documentary Finalists

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Focus Features) The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced seven finalists for the PGA award for Documentary Feature today.  They are: The Dawn WallFree SoloHalInto the OkavangoRBGThree Identical StrangersWon’t You Be My Neighbor? With the previously announced nominations by Cinema Eye Honors and Independent Documentary Association only one film has landed on all three …

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2018 Oscars: Did the WGA help clear up Best Picture?

Well…yes and no. The predictions of who would win the Writers Guild award for Original Screenplay were generally pretty varied among seasoned Oscarologists. Get Out, the winner, was seen as the favorite but there were also trumpets blared for Lady Bird‘s last stand to stake a claim of a guild win (it did not) and then the creeping feeling that …

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PGA and SAG Split and We Finally Have a Race on the Eve of Oscar Nominations

The Screen Actors Guild voted Three Billboards. The Producers Guild voted The Shape of Water. The Globes voted Three Billboards. The Critics’ Choice voted The Shape of Water. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a race on our hands and amazingly, it’s for two films with the same studio – Fox Searchlight. After a disastrous season last year with The Birth …

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Key Dates and Deadlines Between January 1st and the Oscars (March 4th)

It’s the new year and we now enter what is essentially Phase II of awards season. The majority of critics’ groups have announced winners (or at least nominees) with some still to reveal this month. But January is where the heavy hitters land with the televised awards: The Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and the Screen Actors Guild. It’s also when …

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