Monday, January 30, 2023

The 2022 Producers Guild Of America (PGA) Nominations

The Producers Guild Of America (PGA) have announced their nominations for the ten best films of 2022. Which of them will score a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars? The winners will be announced February 25th. Here are this year’s nominees…

The Award for Outstanding Producer of a Feature Theatrical Motion Picture
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Banshees of Inisherin
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Elvis
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Tár
Top Gun: Maverick
The Whale

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Minions: The Rise of Gru
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Turning Red

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama
Andor
Better Call Saul
Ozark
Severance
The White Lotus

Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy
Abbott Elementary
Barry
The Bear
Hacks
Only Murders in the Building

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited or Anthology Series Television
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
The Dropout
Inventing Anna
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Pam & Tommy

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures
Fire Island
Hocus Pocus 2
Pinocchio
Prey
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television
30 for 30
60 Minutes
George Carlin’s American Dream
Lucy and Desi
Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment, Variety, Sketch, Standup & Talk Television
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Saturday Night Live

Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television
The Amazing Race
Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars
Top Chef
The Voice

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures
The PGA previously announced the nominations in this category on December 12th, 2022.
 
All That Breathes
Descendant
Fire of Love
Navalny
Nothing Compares
Retrograde
The Territory

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 10 of the last 13 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)
​2020: 
Nomadland
2021: CODA

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.

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

2020: 7/8
2021: 8/10

And here are the films that have so far received major citations for Best Picture throughout the season so far (with BAFTA being just the longlist mention)

The Banshees of Inisherin: AFI, BAFTA, CCA, GG, NBR, PGA, SAG
Everything Everywhere All at Once: AFI, BAFTA, CCA, GG, NBR, PGA, SAG
The Fabelmans: AFI, BAFTA, CCA, GG, NBR, PGA, SAG
Top Gun: Maverick: AFI, BAFTA, CCA, GG, NBR, PGA
Avatar: The Way of Water: AFI, CCA, GG, NBR, PGA
Elvis: AFI, BAFTA, CCA, GG, PGA
Tár: AFI, BAFTA, CCA, GG, PGA
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery: CCA, GG, NBR, PGA
Women Talking: AFI, CCA, NBR, SAG
Babylon: CCA, GG, SAG
Aftersun: BAFTA, NBR
RRR: CCA, NBR
Triangle of Sadness: BAFTA, GG
The Woman King: AFI, NBR
All Quiet on the Western Front: BAFTA
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:PGA
Living: BAFTA
Nope: AFI
She Said: AFI
Till: NBR
The Whale: PGA

Is this a year where a film could come from outside of the PGA nominations and become a Best Picture nominee? What are you predicting for Best Picture at this point? Our predictions for the Oscar for Best Picture can be found hereWhat do you think of the nominations? Please let us know your thoughts on our Twitter account. Click here for more important upcoming dates this awards season and here for the most recent tally of awards season winners for the current year.

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

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