Roma and The Favourite earn important nominations from the PGA.
The nominations for the 30th Producers Guild of America Awards have been announced, offering major awards season boosts to several high-profile motion pictures.
Traditionally, the PGA Awards paint the clearest picture of which films end up as Best Picture contenders at the Academy Awards. For the slate of films nominated last year, only two films were not included in the PGA’s list.
This year’s nominees include 10 titles that span box office hits and highbrow, prestige pictures. While this season’s usual favorites Roma and The Favourite made the cut, other honored films include Crazy Rich Asians and Bohemian Rhapsody. The latter has become a surprise awards season contender. Despite poor reviews, the musical biopic has mustered an incredible box office total and a spattering of critics and industry awards, so far.
Missing from the list are Damien Chazelle’s First Man, Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, and Steve McQueen's Widows. All three directors have impressive track records with Academy, with Jenkins' Moonlight and McQueen's 12 Years a Slave past Best Picture winners.
Outside of the main film category, the documentary and animated feature categories look closer to the awards season trends already shown. Free Solo, RBG, and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? are among the documentaries nominated, which were announced in November. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Incredibles 2 are listed among the animated flicks.
The 30th PGA Awards are set for January 19, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The group will also bestow special awards to Marvel Studios’ Kevin Fiege, actress Jane Fonda, and writer/producer/showrunner Kenya Barris.
FULL LIST OF NOMINEES:
THE DARRYL F. ZANUCK AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCER OF THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Producer: Kevin Fiege
Producers: Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, Spike Lee
Producers: Graham King
CRAZY RICH ASIANS
Producers: Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, John Penotti
Producers: Ceci Demspey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos
Producers: Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga
A QUIET PLACE
Producers: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller
Producers: Gabriela Rodriguez, Alfonso Cuaron
A STAR IS BORN
Producers: Bill Gerber Bradley Cooper, Lynette Howell Taylor
Producers: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Kevin Messick, Adam McKay
THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCER OF DOCUMENTARY MOTION PICTURES
THE DAWN WALL
Producers: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer, Philipp Manderla
Producers: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes, Shannon Dill
Producers: Christine Beebe, Jonathan Lynch, Brian Morrow
INTO THE OKAVANGO
Producer: Neil Gelinas
Producers: Betsy West, Julie Cohen
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
Producers: Becky Read, Grace Hughes-Hallett
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
Producers: Morgan Neville, Nicholas Ma, Caryn Capotosto
THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCER OF ANIMATED THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH
Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Producers: John Walker, Nicole Grindle
ISLE OF DOGS
Producers: Eligibility Determination Pending
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET
Producer: Clark Spencer
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
Producers: Avi Arad, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Amy Pascal, Christina Steinberg