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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Awards Season 2016: Producers' Guild Awards Nominations

So today saw the nominations announced for 'one of the award season's marquee events' (as the website describes it) - the Producers Guild Awards. Usually a very good barometer of what's going to get a nod at the Oscars, there's a high proportion of PGA winners going on to win Best Picture (as happened last year with Birdman).

Below are the film nominations:

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

The Big Short
Bridge Of Spies
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Straight Outta Compton

The big surprise here is that Straight Outta Compton got a nod whilst Carol didn't. Another nod for Mad Max: Fury Road strengthens the case for a Best Picture Oscar nomination. Also surprising to see both Ex Machina and Sicario included.

Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie

Whilst it's fun to see Minions included, I'll be flabberghasted if it doesn't go to Inside Out. 

Documentary Film

The Hunting Ground
The Look Of Silence
Something Better To Come

Amy is one of the best and most heart-rending pieces of documentary filmmaking I've seen in years and deserves its place here. 

Tomorrow (6th January) sees the Writers' Guild Awards whilst Friday (8th January) will be the BAFTA Film nominations.

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