In a massive upset, there was a tie at the Producers Guild for the first time ever, as Gravity and 12 Years a Slave both won the top prize for film:
- Animated Film: Frozen
- Documentary: We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks
- Feature Film: Gravity and 12 Years a Slave (tie)
Consider me stunned. This is unprecedented, so what it means is that there is no frontrunner at this point. The tie may cancel out the statistic of the PGA winner going on to win Best Picture. If Gravity and 12 Years a Slave cancel each other out, American Hustle might still sneak in at the Oscars. There is passionate love for all three movies and no way to predict what might happen, especially because voting doesn't start for another month. All we can do is go on to the next guild award, the Directors Guild, which takes place next Saturday and historically, has nearly always lined up with Best Picture. Alfonso Cuaron is considered the frontrunner there, but with 12 Years winning the PGA, it means McQueen has a chance to upset. As of right now, things are simply too close to call.