Fri. Jul 10th, 2020

The Shape of Water has won the 2018 Producers Guild of America award for Motion Pictures with Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale as its winning pair.

This was a very competitive win with a tough match again Golden Globe winners Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Lady Bird as well as the small-budgeted blockbuster hit Get Out. The Shape of Water won the Critics’ Choice award last week but is the only film of these four not nominated for the Screen Actors Guild’s top prize tomorrow night. The PGA used to be quite a good prognosticator for the Best Picture Oscar but the two have not matched up the last for the last two years. The Big Short and La La Land won the PGA but the Oscar ended up going to Spotlight and Moonlight. While many think Guillermo del Toro can win at the DGA, without that SAG nomination Oscar’s Best Picture could still be up for grabs.

Coco won the Animated Feature prize, as expected. Eight of the last 12 winners here have gone on to win the Oscar.

Black Mirror became the first winner in the Longform Television category from a streaming network (Netflix). Fargo had won this award for the last two years. The Voice won Competition for the 5th year in a row. The only other winner has been The Amazing Race, the first year of the award. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver won the Live Entertainment/Talk Television award for the third year in a row, the most wins in this category.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel picked the Comedy prize, its third in this short year. It won the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice for Best Comedy last week. The Handmaid’s Tale won Drama, continuing its streak of wins that started at the Emmys in September with Best Drama Series and followed up with wins at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice.

Previously announced honors include:

Donna Langley presented by Judd Apatow

Charles Roven presented by Patty Jenkins

Ryan Murphy presented by Gwyneth Paltrow

Ava DuVernay presented by Reese Witherspoon

Get Out presented by Norman Lear

Here is the full list of nominees and winner of tonight’s Producers Guild Awards.


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

The Big Sick
Producers: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel
Call Me By Your Name
Producers: Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Marco Morabito
Producers: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan
Get Out
Producers: Sean McKittrick & Edward H. Hamm, Jr., Jason Blum, Jordan Peele
I, Tonya
Producers: Bryan Unkeless, Steven Rogers, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley
Lady Bird
Producers: Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill
Molly’s Game
Producers: Mark Gordon, Amy Pascal, Matt Jackson
The Post
Producers: Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger
The Shape Of Water – WINNER
Producers: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Producers: Graham Broadbent & Pete Czernin, Martin McDonagh
Wonder Woman
Producers: Charles Roven & Richard Suckle, Zack Snyder & Deborah Snyder

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
The Boss Baby
Producer: Ramsey Naito
Producer: Darla K. Anderson
Despicable Me 3
Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Producers: Lori Forte, Bruce Anderson
The Lego Batman Movie
Producers: Dan Lin, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures
Chasing Coral
Producers: Jeff Orlowski, Larissa Rhodes
City of Ghosts
Producer: Matthew Heineman
Cries from Syria
Producers: Evgeny Afineevsky, Den Tolmor, Aaron I. Butler
Earth: One Amazing Day
Producer: Stephen McDonogh
*This film is still in the process of being vetted for producer eligibility this year.
Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
*This film is still in the process of being vetted for producer eligibility this year.
The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee
Producers: Teddy Kunhardt, George Kunhardt


The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama

Big Little Lies (Season 1)
The Crown (Season 2)
Game of Thrones (Season 7)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 1) – WINNER
Stranger Things (Season 2)

The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy

Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 9)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 1) – WINNER
Master of None (Season 2)
Silicon Valley (Season 4)
Veep (Season 6)

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television

The Long-Form Television category encompasses both movies of the week and  limited series.

Black Mirror (Season 4) – WINNER
Fargo (Season 3)
FEUD: Bette and Joan (Season 1)
Sherlock: The Lying Detective
The Wizard of Lies

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television

30 for 30 (Season 8)
60 Minutes (Season 50)
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Season 9, Season 10)
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (Season 1, Season 2) – WINNER

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (Season 2)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Season 15)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Season 4) – WINNER
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Season 3)
Saturday Night Live (Season 43)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television

The Amazing Race (Season 29)
American Ninja Warrior (Season 9)
Lip Sync Battle (Season 3)
Top Chef (Season 14)
The Voice (Season 12, Season 13) – WINNER

The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program

Better Call Saul’s Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training (Season 1)
Carpool Karaoke (Season 1) – WINNER
Humans of New York: The Series (Season 1)
National Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts (Season 3)
Viceland at the Women’s March (Season 1)

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program

All or Nothing: A Season with the Los Angeles Rams (Season 2)
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Season 12)
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (Season 23) – WINNER
SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt (Season 3)
VICE World of Sports (Season 2)

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program

Doc McStuffins (Season 4)
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2017
School of Rock (Season 3)
Sesame Street (Season 47) – WINNER
SpongeBob SquarePants (Season 10, Season 11)

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