2013 Producers Guild Nominations

Well, the all important Producers Guild has announced its Best Picture nominees:

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

The PGA is important because it's roughly the same size as the Academy (a little smaller) and this is the only guild that uses the same ballot of preferential voting for Best Picture that the Academy does, so for the past four years (ever since the Academy upped its nominees from 5-10) the winner of the PGA has also won Best Picture. This also makes a strong argument that Dallas Buyers Club has enough support from both the actors (SAG) and the producers to make it into Best Picture at the Oscars. Everything else was pretty expected, although I'm surprised The Butler didn't make the cut. As well as the Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis, but I think that will be the one that replaces Blue Jasmine in the Oscar lineup. The PGA announces its winners January 19th. Next up, the Writer's Guild announces its screenplay nominees tomorrow.

PGA Animated Film Nominees:

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Epic
  • Frozen
  • Monsters University