Discord Between PGA And WGA TV Noms

The Producers Guild of America just announced the Television Series nominees for the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards. The list includes the usual suspects, last year’s winners Modern Family and Mad Men. In fact, all 5 nominees in the comedy, drama and reality competition series were also nominated in the categories at the Emmy Awards.  But a quirk in the eligibility period, which matches that of the Primetime Emmy Awards (June 1, 2010-May 31, 2011) rendered such acclaimed series as AMC’s Breaking Bad, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Showtime’s new drama Homeland ineligible.

The television nominees, listed below in alphabetical order, are as follows:

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

“30 Rock” (NBC)

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

“Glee” (FOX)

“Modern Family” (ABC)

“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

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

“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)

“Dexter” (Showtime)

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

“The Good Wife” (CBS)

“Mad Men” (AMC)

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

“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (Syndicated)

“Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO)

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

“The 64th Annual Tony Awards” (CBS)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television:

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)

“American Idol” (FOX)

“Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)

“Project Runway” (Lifetime)

“Top Chef” (Bravo)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:

“American Masters” (PBS)

“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” (Travel Channel)

“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery Channel)

“30 for 30” (ESPN)

“Undercover Boss” (CBS)

Producers Guild arbitrations for individual producer credit determination for all film and television categories are still underway. All other nominations for the 2012 Producers Guild Award categories will be announced January 3, 2012, along with the individual producers.

All 2012 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on January 21, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This year, the Producers Guild will also award special honors to Steven Spielberg, Leslie Moonves, Don Mischer, and Stan Lee, among others. The 2012 Producers Guild Awards co-chairs are Paula Wagner and Michael Manheim.