Thursday, June 13, 2024

The 2021 Producers Guild Of America (PGA) Nominations

By Matt Neglia 

When it comes to predicting Best Picture, there’s no guild that is more important than Producers Guild Of America (PGA). They have announced their nominations for the 10 best films of 2020. Which of them will score Best Picture nods at the Oscars? Click below to find out!

The winners will be announced March 24th 2021.

The Award for Outstanding Producer of a Feature Theatrical Motion Picture
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Judas and the Black Messiah
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night in Miami
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
The Croods: A New Age
Over the Moon
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures
The PGA previously announced the nominations in this category on February 2nd, 2020.
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
Dick Johnson Is Dead
My Octopus Teacher
A Thousand Cuts
The Truffle Hunters

As far as nominations overlap with the Academy Awards for Best Picture goes, the PGA Awards are a crucial component to possibly understanding what will win the Best Picture Oscar as 8 of the last 11 years of winners have gone on to win the Academy’s big prize since the preferential era began.

2009: The Hurt Locker
2010: The King’s Speech
2011: The Artist
2012: Argo
2013: 12 Years A Slave & Gravity (TIE)
2014: Birdman
2015: The Big Short (Spotlight won Best Picture)
2016: La La Land (Moonlight won Best Picture)
2017: The Shape Of Water
2018: Green Book
2019: 1917 (Parasite won Best Picture)

Which film will triumph this year? The answer lies within these nominees. As far as nomination overlap goes with the Oscars, this is how often the PGA Awards have lined up with the Academy’s choices for Best Picture.

2019: 9/9
2018: 8/8
2017: 7/9
2016: 9/9
2015: 7/8
2014: 7/8
2013: 8/9
2012: 8/9
2011: 7/9
2010: 9/10
2009: 8/10

And here are the films that have so far received major citations for Best Picture throughout the season so far.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – GG, PGA, SAG
Judas and the Black Messiah – AFI, NBR, PGA, SAG
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – AFI, CCA, PGA, SAG
Minari – AFI, CCA, NBR, PGA, SAG
Nomadland – AFI, CCA, GG, NBR, PGA, SAG
One Night in Miami – AFI, CCA, SAG, PGA, SAG
Promising Young Woman – CCA, GG, NBR, PGA, SAG
Sound of Metal – AFI, CCA, NBR, PGA, SAG
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – AFI, CCA, GG, PGA, SAG

Da 5 Bloods – AFI, CCA, NBR, SAG
News of the World – CCA, NBR, SAG
The Father – GG, SAG
Soul – AFI, NBR
The Little Things – SAG
Hillbilly Elegy – SAG
Pieces Of A Woman – SAG
First Cow – NBR
The Forty-Year-Old Version – NBR
The Midnight Sky – NBR
Palm Springs – GG

This is a year where I think a film could come from outside of the PGA nominations and become a Best Picture nominee. It’s very tough to say at the moment, depending on if there are 9 or 8 nominees, what the films will be? We also still don’t have the BAFTA nominations yet but we will be receiving those tomorrow.

So what are you predicting for Best Picture at this point? Our predictions for the Oscar for Best Picture can be found here. Let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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