Producers Guild Noms Offer Best Pic Preview (AWARDS 2017)


It may not be the final Best Picture Oscar list, but it’s close.

The nominations for the 29th Annual Producers Guild of America awards – honoring the best produced movies of 2017 – have been announced. An equivalent to the Academy Awards’ Best Picture category, the PGA nominations are always a good sign of where industry heads are at and what they’re gravitating towards.

This year, the usual list of 10 noms for Best Film has expanded to 11 (perhaps due to a tie), but even with that leeway the most notable exclusion is the Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour.

Other big snubs (and critics faves): The Florida Project and Phantom Thread.

If those three replace any of the nominees here on the Oscar ballot, the ones most likely to be dropped are Wonder WomanMolly’s Game, The Big Sick, or I, Tonya (in that order), although all remain Best Pic possibilities.

The other 7, though, seem like locks at this point, and the absence of Blade Runner 2049 appears to have officially doomed that sci-fi sequel’s slim chances.

The winners will be announced during the Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday January 20, 2018, roughly six weeks prior to the Academy Awards on Sunday March 4.

Producers Guild of America
Darryl F. Zanuck Award 2017 Nominees

Best Film

The PGA also announced its nominees for Best Animated Film and Best Documentary Feature:

Best Animated Film

Best Documentary Feature

  • Chasing Coral
  • City of Ghosts
  • Cries from Syria
  • Earth: One Amazing Day
  • Jane
  • Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
  • The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee

2018 PGA Honorees

  • Milestone Award (recognizing an individual or team who has made historic contributions to the entertainment industry):
    • Donna Langley
  • David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures:
    • Charles Roven
  • Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television:
    • Ryan Murphy
  • Visionary Award (recognizing unique or uplifting contributions to our culture through inspiring storytelling or performance):
    • Ava DuVernay
  • Stanley Kramer Award (an achievement or contribution that illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues):

Click on links below for other Critics Group Awards and Guild Nominees that have been announced so far for the 2017 / 18 season

Golden Globe Winners
National Society of Film Critics
Writers Guild of America nominees
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle
Chicago Film Critics Association
Screen Actors Guild Nominations
Atlanta Film Critics Circle
San Diego Film Critics Society
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle
Toronto Film Critics Association
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Boston Society of Film Critics
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association
AFI Top 10 of 2017
Critics Choice Awards Nominations
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
New York Film Critics Circle
The National Board of Review

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