Thursday, February 29, 2024

The 2023 Producers Guild Of America (PGA) Nominations

The Producers Guild Of America (PGA) have announced their nominations for the ten best films of 2023. 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…

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
American Fiction
Anatomy Of A Fall
The Holdovers
Killers Of The Flower Moon
Past Lives
Poor Things
The Zone Of Interest

Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
The Boy And The Heron
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama
The Crown
The Diplomat
The Last Of Us
The Morning Show

Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy
The Bear
Jury Duty
Only Murders In The Building
Ted Lasso

David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited or Anthology Series Television
All The Light We Cannot See
Daisy Jones And The Six
Lessons In Chemistry

Award for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures
Black Mirror: Beyond The Sea
Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie
Quiz Lady
Red, White & Royal Blue

Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television
60 Minutes
The 1619 Project
Albert Brooks: Defending My Life
Being Mary Tyler Moore
Welcome to Wrexham

Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment, Variety, Sketch, Standup & Talk Television
Carol Burnett: 90 Years Of Laughter + Love
Chris Rock: Selective Outrage
Dave Chappelle: The Dreamer
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Saturday Night Live

Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television
The Amazing Race
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Squid Game: The Challenge
Top Chef
The Voice

The following nominees were previously announced.

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Picture
20 Days in Mariupol  
American Symphony
Beyond Utopia
The Disappearance Of Shere Hite
The Mother of All Lies
Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
Squaring The Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis)

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program
100 Foot Wave
Formula 1: Drive To Survive
Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The New York Jets
Shaun White: The Last Run

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program
Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai
Sesame Street
Star Wars: The Bad Batch
The Velveteen Rabbit

The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program
Carpool Karaoke: The Series
I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson
The Last of Us: Inside The Episode
Only Murders In The Building: One Killer Question
Succession: Controlling The Narrative

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 11 of the last 14 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)
2021: CODA
2022: Everything Everywhere All At Once

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
2022: 7/10

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)

Killers of the Flower Moon: AFI, BAFTA, CCA, GG, NBR, PGA, SAG
Oppenheimer: AFI, BAFTA, CCA, GG, NBR, PGA, SAG

The Holdovers: AFI, BAFTA, CCA, GG, NBR, PGA
Poor Things: AFI, BAFTA, CCA, GG, NBR, PGA

American Fiction: AFI, CCA, GG, PGA, SAG

Anatomy of a Fall: BAFTA, GG, PGA
The Zone of Interest: BAFTA, GG, PGA

The Color Purple: CCA, SAG
May December: AFI, GG

Air: GG
All of Us Strangers: BAFTA
The Boy and the Heron: NBR
Ferrari: NBR
The Iron Claw: NBR
Saltburn: CCA
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse: AFI

Is this a year where a film could come from outside of the PGA nominations and become a Best Picture nominee? Or will the PGA match ten for ten this year (for the first time ever)? 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.

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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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