The Producers Guild of America has announced their nominations for 2018, giving us a better idea of what to expect when it comes to the upcoming Best Picture lineup at the Academy Awards.
Most of the usual suspects have made the cut, including "Roma," "The Favourite," "Green Book," and "A Star is Born." However, several less popular films have also made the cut, including "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Crazy Rich Asians," and "A Quiet Place," naturally upsetting those who were hoping to see award season favorites like "First Reformed," "Eighth Grade," and "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" join the others.
So what do these nominations tell us? For starters, the latter group mentioned above now have pretty much no chance of winning Best Picture, because ever since the inception of the PGA awards, the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner has been included in the nominees. This also spells bad news for films like Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk" and Damien Chazelle's "First Man."
At the moment, it appears to be a showdown between "Roma" and "The Favourite," which have been the two most popular picks for Best Picture throughout awards season thus far, with "Green Book" looking to pull a bit of an upset. Last year, very few people, if anyone, were predicting "The Shape of Water" to take the award, so who knows what will happen this year.
We'll just have to wait until the awards are announced on Saturday, January 19th to find out. In the meantime, please see below for a complete list of today's PGA film nominations:
Outstanding Producer of a Feature Theatrical Motion Picture
BlacKkKlansman Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody Crazy Rich Asians The Favourite Green Book A Quiet Place Roma A Star Is Born Vice
Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures The Grinch Incredibles 2 Isle of Dogs Ralph Breaks the Internet Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures The Dawn Wall Free Solo Hal Into the Okavango RBG Three Identical Strangers Won’t You Be My Neighbor?