The Producers Guild Of America just announced their annual list of nominees and while there isn’t always an overlap between the Best Picture nominees at the Oscars and the PGA nominees, these nominees are a strong indicator of what films are out on top in the Best Picture race.
Typically there are 10 nominees each year but here, thanks to a tie in voting, there is a surprising set of eleven films. I’m sure nobody placed their bets on Molly’s Game making the cut since beforehand; its only citations have been for lead actress Jessica Chastain and writer/director Aaron Sorkin. Also, I, Tonya has become a formidable threat for Best Picture since it is a Best Motion Picture nominee at the Golden Globes and was recently cited by both the Writers and Editors Guild. The Post managed to make the cut as well, making this a much needed boost for the film after it got shut out by the Screen Actors Guild and the Writers Guild.
Since the Producers Guild likes to anoint populist blockbusters (i.e. Star Trek, Skyfall, Deadpool, etc.), their populist pick this year was the record-breaking cultural juggernaut Wonder Woman. It is completely up in the air as to whether or not it’ll make Best Picture but this citation still keeps it in the conversation.
Some notable misses include Logan, Mudbound, The Florida Project, Darkest Hour, and Phantom Thread.
Check out the Motion Picture nominees down below:
“The Big Sick”
Producers: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel
“Call Me By Your Name”
Producers: Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Marco Morabito
Producers: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan
Producers: Sean McKittrick & Edward H. Hamm, Jr., Jason Blum, Jordan Peele
Producers: Bryan Unkeless, Steven Rogers, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley
Producers: Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill
Producers: Mark Gordon, Amy Pascal, Matt Jackson
Producers: Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger
“The Shape Of Water”
Producers: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Producers: Graham Broadbent & Pete Czernin, Martin McDonagh
Producers: Charles Roven & Richard Suckle, Zack Snyder & Deborah Snyder