The Winners of the 30th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards
The 30th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards have just concluded, with the rather shocking result of "Green Book" taking the top prize for Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, defeating presumed frontrunner "Roma."
So what does this mean for the awards race? Is "Green Book" the upcoming Best Picture winner at the Oscars? Quite frankly, it now feels like a tossup between the two films. "Green Book" could steal Original Screenplay away from "The Favourite" (typically a Best Picture winner needs to win Director or its respective Screenplay category), while taking Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali, for a total of three wins on the big night. Or the PGA and the Academy might simply not match this year, like when the former chose "The Big Short" and "La La Land" just a few years ago.
"Roma" is certainly still in the race with its strong hold on Best Director, but it's certainly not a good sign that it lost the preferential ballot of the PGA, showing that it wasn't quite as popular with the guild as it had been with critics. Then again, perhaps the recent controversy surrounding Nick Vallelonga, one of the producers and writers of "Green Book" hadn't gotten time to spread to the PGA.
With the Oscar nominations forthcoming this Tuesday morning, we'll be able to see just how strong the film is then, so be sure to check back on that fateful morning to see who makes the cut (Nominations will be announced at 8:20 and 8:30am EST).
In the meantime, please see below for a list of tonight's PGA Award winners:
Theatrical Motion Picture: Green Book Animated Theatrical Motion Picture: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture: Won't You Be My Neighbor? Streamed or Televised Motion Picture: Fahrenheit 451
Episodic Television, Drama: The Americans Episodic Television, Comedy: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Long-Form Television: American Crime Story Non-Fiction Television: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Competition Television: RuPaul's Drag Race Live Entertainment & Talk Television: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Sports Program: Being Serena Children’s Program: Sesame Street
Short-Form Program: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
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