Green Book walked away with the marquee prize at the 30th annual Producers Guild Awards, which were handed out Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton. The Viggo Mortensen-Mahershala Ali period pic won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Picture for producers Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga.
The film also took a top prize at the Golden Globes this month, winning in the Musical or Comedy category. That puts it in the driver’s seat for the Best Picture Academy Award next month because there aren’t many better harbingers for the Oscar than the film that wins the PGA’s top honor. How accurate is it? In its 29-year history, the PGA Awards have synched up with the Oscars on 20 honorees. It would be 21 if you count 2013, when 12 Years a Slave and Gravity tied for the top PGA prize, with the former going on to score the Oscar.
The two differed in two of the past three years, however: 2016 PGA winner La La Land and 2015’s The Big Short came up short for the Oscar against Moonlight and Spotlight, respectively.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse followed up its Golden Globes win and beat out a tough field led by billion-dollar baby Incredibles 2 to snare the statuette for Animated Feature, and the Mister Rogers pic Won’t You Be My Neighbor? laced up the Documentary Feature prize, also topping a strong field that included RBG, Three Identical Strangers and Free Solo.
On the TV side, the final season of FX’s The Americans won the drama series awards, following up its Globes win two weeks ago. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel continued its remarkable awards run, up its Emmy and Golden Globes triumph with its second consecutive Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy at the PGAs. Its creator-EP Amy Sherman-Palladino was among tonight’s career award recipients – accepting the Norman Lear Award for Achievement in Television. Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix program Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee scooped the Short-Form prize, with Season 48 of Sesame Street climaing the Chidren’s PRogram Award and Being Serena acing Outstanding Sports Program.
Elsewhere across the small screen, RuPaul’s Drag Race won its first PGA Award on its first nominations, and Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown scored its second Producer Guild trophy but its first since 2014. The culinary travelogue has been nominated every year since. Its host Anthony Bourdain died by suicide in June. HBO Films’ Ray Bradbury adaptation Fahrenheit 451 won for Streamed or Televised Motion Picture.
Here is the full list of winners at the 30th annual Producers Guild Awards:
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Producers: Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga
The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama
The Americans (Season 6)
Producers: Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Chris Long, Graham Yost, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stephen Schiff, Mary Rae Thewlis, Tracey Scott Wilson, Peter Ackerman, Joshua Brand
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Producers: Morgan Neville, Nicholas Ma, Caryn Capotosto
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Producers: Avi Arad, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, Amy Pascal, Christina Steinberg
The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Season 5)
The Award for Outstanding Sports Program
Being Serena (Season 1)
The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program
Sesame Street (Season 48)
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Season 5)
Producers: *Eligibility Determination Pending*
The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television:
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (Season 2)
Producers: Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Tom Rob Smith, Daniel Minahan, Brad Falchuk, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Chip Vucelich, Maggie Cohn, Eric Kovtun, Lou Eyrich, Eryn Krueger Mekash
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures
Producers: Sarah Green, Ramin Bahrani, Michael B. Jordan, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen, David Coatsworth
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 10)
Producers: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, RuPaul Charles, Mandy Salangsang, Steven Corfe
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Season 11, Season 12)
Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig
The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 2)
Producers: Amy Sherman‐Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Dhana Rivera Gilbert, Sheila Lawrence
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