Producers Guild Awards: 'King's Speech' Scores Upset Win; Harvey Weinstein Reacts

UPDATE: Deadline was just emailed this reaction from Harvey Weinstein: “It is an incredible honor to be recognized by your peers. The PGA is made up of all the people I admire and respect. I congratulate Tom Hooper, our three amazing producers, and our incredible ensemble cast.” 

No less than comedy mogul Judd Apatow hosted the 22nd annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony held tonight at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Judd Apatow Asked Twitter For PGA Jokes) Additionally, the Guild paid tribute to James Cameron (receiving the Milestone Award), Tom Hanks and his Playtone producing partner Gary Goetzman (receiving the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Scott Rudin (receiving the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), Laura Ziskin (receiving the Visionary Award), and RealD (receiving the Vanguard Award). Meanwhile, Larry Gordon got a big laugh from the crowd when he praised Golden Globes Best Picture winner, The Social Network‘s Scott Rudin, for “thanking his parents, Nikki Finke and Barry Diller”. But Sony Picture’s movie didn’t win tonight; instead the biggest honor went to The Weinstein Co’s The King’s Speech in an upset win. Harvey Weinstein wasn’t even there to see it: he’s at the Sundance film Festival.

The 2011 Producers Guild Awards winners are (keep refreshing):

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

Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

Producer: Darla K. Anderson

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:

Producer: Lesley Chilcott

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

“Mad Men” (AMC)
Producers: Lisa Albert, Scott Hornbacher, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Blake McCormick, Dwayne Shattuck, Matthew Weiner

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

“Modern Family” (ABC)
Producers: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Morton, Dan O’Shannon, Jason Winer, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker

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

“The Pacific” (HBO)
Producers: Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Eugene Kelly, Todd London, Cherylanne Martin, Bruce C. McKenna, Steven Shareshian, Steven Spielberg, Tony To, Tim Van Patten, Graham Yost

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment and Competition Television:

“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
Producers: Meredith Bennett, Stephen T. Colbert, Richard Dahm, Tom Purcell, Allison Silverman, Jon Stewart

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:

“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery Channel)
Producers: Thom Beers, Jeff Conroy, Sheila McCormack, Ethan Prochnik, Matt Renner

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