Friday, January 3, 2014

PGA and WGA announce nominations for their respective award shows

The awards race is heating up fast, and with the Golden Globes next weekend, followed by the Oscar nominations on January 16, we're right in the thick of the season. One of the most underestimated parts of awards season are the guilds. The Screen Actors Guild announced their nominations back in 2013, but the Writers Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America are just getting around to it now. There aren't a ton of shocks or surprises, but these guilds do clear up the Oscar race a bit. First, here are the nominations from the PGA:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of a Motion Picture


-AMERICAN HUSTLE (Columbia Pictures)

Producers: Megan Ellison, Jon Gordon, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle

-BLUE JASMINE (Sony Pictures Classics)

Producers: Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum

-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (Columbia Pictures)

Producers: Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin

-DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (Focus Features)

Producers: Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter

-GRAVITY (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Producers: Alfonso Cuaron, David Heyman

-HER (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Producers: Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay

-NEBRASKA (Paramount Pictures)

Producers: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa

-SAVING MR. BANKS (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Producers: Ian Collie, Alison Owen, Philip Steuer

-12 YEARS A SLAVE (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt, and Dede Garner

-THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (Paramount Pictures)

Producers: Riza Aziz, Emma Koskoff, Joey McFarland


The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

-THE CROODS (Dreamworks Animation)

Producers: Kristine Belson, Jane Hartwell

-DESPICABLE ME 2 (Universal Pictures)

Producers: Janet Healy, Chris Meledandri

-EPIC (Twentieth Century Fox)

Producers: Jerry Davis, Lori Forte

-FROZEN (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Producer: Peter Del Vecho

-MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (Pixar Animation)

Producer: Kori Rae


The most notable omissions off of this list are Inside Llewyn Davis and Philomena. Both of these films took a bit of a hit Oscar-wise with this one. Everything else went pretty much as expected. Now for the WGA nominations.

Original Screenplay

-AMERICAN HUSTLE, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, Columbia Pictures

-BLUE JASMINE, Written by Woody Allen, Sony Pictures Classics

-DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, Written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, Focus Features

-HER, Written by Spike Jonze, Warner Bros. Pictures

-NEBRASKA, Written by Bob Nelson, Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

-AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Written by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

-BEFORE MIDNIGHT, Written by Richard Linklater and Julie Delpy; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, Written by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Seas by Richard Phillips with Stephen Talty; Columbia Pictures

-LONE SURVIVOR, Written by Peter Berg; Based on the book by Marcus Lutrell with Patrick Robinson; Universal Pictures

-THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, Written by Terence Winter; based on the book by Jordan Belfort; Paramount Pictures

Documentary Screenplay

-DIRTY WARS, Written by Jeremy Scahill and David Riker; Sundance Selects

-HERBLOCK- THE BLACK AND THE WHITE, Written by Sara Lukinson and Michael Stevens; The Stevens Company

-NO PLACE ON EARTH, Written by Janet Tobias and Paul Laikin; Magnolia Pictures

-STORIES WE TELL, Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions

-WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS, Written by Alex Gibney; Focus Features


The WGA also went with a pretty standard set of films. The only surprise was that Inside Llewyn Davis was snubbed again. That shows pretty weak support for that film. Keep in mind that 12 Years A Slave, Rush, Philomena, Fruitvale Station, and The World's End were ineligible screenplays.

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