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Producers Guild Redeems "The Lego Movie," "Life Itself"

26 January 2015 7:22 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Two films forgotten by the Academy, the animated adventure "The Lego Movie" and the Roger Ebert Documentary "Life Itself," triumphed at the recently concluded 2015 Producers Guild Awards.

"The Lego Movie" took home the Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures for producer Dan Lin while "Life Itself" won the Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures for producers Garrett Basch, Steve James, and Zak Piper.

Meanwhile, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole took the Oscar glitter away from Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" when "Birdman" was awarded the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

The Oscars just got interesting! Will "Boyhood" triumph over "Birdman" at the Academy Awards?

In TV land, NBC was the big winner of the evening with two of their shows taking home trophies for Competition Television ("The Voice") and Live Entertainment & Talk Television ("The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon »

- Manny

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‘Birdman’ Wins Best Cast in a Movie at SAG Awards

25 January 2015 3:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Solidifying its status as an awards season contender, “Birdman” nabbed the top prize at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild awards, winning best cast in a film.

“Actors love this film,” admitted “Birdman” star Michael Keaton backstage at the Shrine Auditorium.

The story of actors putting on a Broadway play won the ensemble award over “Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything.”

It was a big weekend for “Birdman,” which moved into front-runner status with its SAG win, combined with the Darryl F. Zanuck award for best picture from the Producers Guild of America on Saturday night.

The winner of the SAG ensemble trophy has matched the Oscar best picture winner just nine times in 19 years, and last year “American Hustle” won the SAG cast award and was shut out at the Oscars. “Argo” won both awards two years ago.

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- Dave McNary

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PGA Awards: ‘Birdman’ Upsets ‘Boyhood,’ Creating a Real Oscar Race (Analysis)

25 January 2015 2:59 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

The Golden Globe Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards and Hollywood Film Awards, like the many other awards ceremonies that took place this season prior to Saturday night, were fine and dandy, but their winners were chosen by foreign journalists, film critics and an unnamed committee, respectively. They were not chosen by people who actually make movies, like those who are represented in the Academy. The people who work in the business tend to reveal their leanings at the various guild awards that precede the Oscars. And the first of those — the 26th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards — took place in Century City on Saturday night.

And that is why it is big news that the PGA awarded its Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures to Birdman, not Boyhood, which had previously won just about everything for which it was eligible. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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SAG Awards Kicking Season Into High Gear

25 January 2015 9:54 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 26th edition of the SAG Awards kicks off Sunday afternoon amid sunny weather, a vast array of starry presenters and nominees and a battle between “Birdman” and “Boyhood.”

The red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium will launch around 3 p.m. following toasting ceremonies with Champagne Taittinger, the official champagne of the SAG Awards for the past 15 years.

The SAG Awards website will live stream the red carpet.

Happy show day!! Just hours until the 21st Annual #sagawards! pic.twitter.com/KUg42wBURc

SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 25, 2015

The no-host ceremonies will launch at 5 p.m. Pt with a live broadcast on TBS and TNT with the usual “I’m an actor” intro, followed by the presentation of five film and eight TV awards.

Presenters include Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Kevin Costner, Ethan Hawke, SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard, Rashida Jones, Michael Keaton, Lorelei Linklater, Matthew McConaughey, Edward Norton, Julia Roberts and Emma Stone. »

- Dave McNary

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Producers Guild Award Flies To Birdman

25 January 2015 9:44 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

While last year brought a surprise tie between big hitters 12 Years A Slave and Gravity, this year the Producers Guild was firmly in Birdman’s court. Given that the award has often been a strong pointer for the Best Picture prize at the Academy Awards, throws something of a spanner in Boyhood’s march to Oscar glory.There were welcome awards for titles such as Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself and fellow Oscar snubbee (is that even a word? We’re making it one!) The Lego Movie.In terms of smaller screen achievements, Breaking Bad still managed to keep winning awards from the hands of Team True Detective, with Orange Is The New Black and Fargo also picking up statuettes.Here is the full list of winners...The Darryl F. Zanuck Award For Outstanding Producer Of Theatrical Motion PicturesBirdman American SniperBoyhoodFoxcatcher Gone GirlThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation Game NightcrawlerThe Theory »

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Birdman: Producers Guild Winners 2015

25 January 2015 8:17 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Last night the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, television, and new media productions at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The Jerry Seinfeld-created web series, “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” won the Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Digital Series. The television program “Breaking Bad” and its producers Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Stewart Lyons, Michelle MacLaren, George Mastras, Diane Mercer, Thomas Schnauz, and Moira Walley-Beckett won the Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama. Closing the evening, the film Birdman and its producers Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. This category is one of the most eagerly-anticipated of season, as it is widely considered a strong »

- Josh Abraham

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‘Birdman’ Soars As PGA Sets A New Course For Wide Open Best Picture Oscar Race

25 January 2015 3:10 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

During the cocktail reception before Saturday night’s Producers Guild Awards began I ran into Oscar-nominated Screenwriter (and Director) Dan Gilroy and wife Rene Russo, there supporting one of the ten PGA Darryl F. Zanuck Best Picture nominees, Nightcrawler. Russo, admittedly not a staple at this type of awards-season banquet, asked me if they were going to serve food at this event. “Yes,” I replied, “it’s a dinner.” “So what do you think will win, Boyhood or Birdman?” she wondered. That was an interesting and somewhat surprising way to distill what has been thought to be a wide open race to Oscar until Boyhood basically cleaned up on the critics circuit, capping its run with Golden Globe and  Critics Choice Movie Award wins, while Birdman scored for Michael Keaton but actually lost to Fox Searchlight stablemate The Grand Budapest Hotel in both respective comedy categories. But now with the »

- Pete Hammond

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‘Birdman’ Soars As PGA Sets A New Course For Wide Open Best Picture Oscar Race

25 January 2015 3:10 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

During the cocktail reception before Saturday night’s Producers Guild Awards began I ran into Oscar-nominated Screenwriter (and Director) Dan Gilroy and wife Rene Russo, there supporting one of the ten PGA Darryl F. Zanuck Best Picture nominees, Nightcrawler. Russo, admittedly not a staple at this type of awards-season banquet, asked me if they were going to serve food at this event. “Yes,” I replied, “it’s a dinner.” “So what do you think will win, Boyhood or  »

- Pete Hammond

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Birdman, The Lego Movie and Breaking Bad among the winners at the 2015 PGA Awards

25 January 2015 2:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The road to the Oscars continued last night in Los Angeles as the Producers Guild of America presented the 2015 PGA Awards, with Birdman scooping the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Despite being snubbed by the Oscars, The Lego Movie was victorious in the Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures category, while the television winners including Breaking Bad (Episodic Television, Drama), Orange Is the New Black (Episodic Television, Comedy) and Fargo (Long-Form Television).

Check out a full list of the winners (highlighted in red) here…

Motion Pictures:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a.

Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood (IFC Films)

Producers: Richard Linklater, »

- Gary Collinson

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Producers Guild Awards 2015: Birdman Wins Big, See the Complete List of Winners

25 January 2015 1:19 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Producers got their moment in the spotlight on Saturday, Jan. 24. The 2015 Producers Guild Awards took place at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles and plenty of stars came out in support of their producers, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kerry Washington, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  Birdman took home the biggest win of the night, but see who else scored: The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures)Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures) – WINNERBoyhood (IFC Films)Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classics)Gone Girl (20th [...] »

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Birdman, Life Itself, The Lego Movie Among 2015 Producers Guild Awards Winners

24 January 2015 11:49 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Saturday evening the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, television, and new media productions at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

In what’s become a most interesting awards season, Birdman took home the big award of the night. The Oscars look to be a two horse race between Boyhood and Birdman from all appearances.

The other PGA nominees were American Sniper, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, The Theory Of Everything and Whiplash.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony is Sunday, while the Directors Guild will announce it’s winners on Saturday, February 7.

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical »

- Michelle McCue

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'Birdman' Eyes Oscar After Winning 2015 Producers Guild Award

24 January 2015 11:43 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

On Saturday night, the Producers Guild of America announced the winners of their annual awards, and while it wasn't quite as exciting as last year when there was a tie between Gravity and 12 Years a Slave for the top prize, this certainly makes the race for the 87th Academy Awards a little more interesting. While Boyhood won Best Drama and The Grand Budapest Hotel won Best Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes, neither of the Best Picture nominees won the PGA awrd. Instead, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's stellar Birdman got the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. Here's a list of all the film winners from the 26th PGA Awards - for more (including TV) visit Variety. Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award: Birdman Producers: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole PGA Producer of the Year Award in Animation: The Lego Movie »

- Ethan Anderton

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PGA Awards: ‘Birdman’ Wins Top Film Prize, ‘Breaking Bad’ Takes Drama Trophy & ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Nabs Comedy

24 January 2015 10:40 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Birdman took the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at the 26th annual PGA Awards tonight in Los Angeles. The win places the Alejandro G. Iñárritu-helmed pic squarely in the frontrunner category for the Best Picture Oscar. Since 1989, those theatrical films taking the Darryl F. Zanuck award for best producer have a 75% chance of winning the top prize at the Oscars. The Lego Movie won the award for Outstanding Producer of Animated… »

- The Deadline Team

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Birdman scoops PGA honour

24 January 2015 10:37 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Birdman took a big stride towards the Oscar on Saturday night (January 23) as it upset Boyhood to claim best feature at the 26th annual Producers Guild Awards, capping another triumphant night for Fox Searchlight.

Victory in the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures category marked the latest success in a memorable sequence for the specialty studio.

In the last two weeks Alejandro Iñárritu’s dark comedy has tied with stablemate The Grand Budapest Hotel on nine Oscar nominations, claimed the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy or musical award for Michael Keaton and garnered 10 BAFTA nominations.

The two other Producers Guild Of America feature awards went to films spurned by the Academy.  

Life Itself, chronicling the life of the late critic Roger Ebert, earned top honours in the documentary category while The Lego Movie won for best animated feature.

In the television section, Fargo won the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Is 'Birdman' Now Your Best Picture Frontrunnerc Takes 2015 Producers Guild Award!

24 January 2015 10:28 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It seems the Producers Guild and I have something in common as the 2015 Producers Guild Awards were announced this evening and it was Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman taking the the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures with producers Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole accepting. Additionally, the Jerry Seinfeld-created web series, "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee" won the Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Digital Series while "Breaking Bad" won the Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama. This definitely keeps the race for Oscar's Best Picture open as Birdman was up against fellow Best Picture nominees American Sniper, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash and perceived front-runner Boyhood. Tomorrow evening, January 25, Birdman will have another chance to shine at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards as it's up against Budapest, Boyhood, Imitation and »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

24 January 2015 8:18 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

See More: Analysis: ‘Birdman’ Adds Plot Twist at PGA Awards

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

24 January 2015 8:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, our only ambition was to make a risky »

- Dave McNary

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PGA Program Strives to Boost Number of Female Producers in Hollywood

21 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood has long been a man’s world and this is especially true when it comes to the producing side of the biz, where the number of women securing financing for bigscreen projects remains noticeably scant. To be sure, we’ve come a long way from such bygone eras in which women, while able to increase their onscreen status as dewy-skinned starlets, were vastly underrepresented when it came to behind-the-scenes work. (During the dawn of talkies, for example, women were not considered capable dramatists and, therefore, unfit to pen screenplays). In the early 1900s, French-born filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache became the first woman to head her own studio but, for the most part, running the show was a task largely left to the boys.

Today, we have the likes of Dede Gardner and Kathleen Kennedy shepherding feature projects to movie theaters, but, sadly, the scale remains tipped in favor of men. »

- Malina Saval

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Producers Guild Steps Up Efforts to Help Independent Producers

21 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Producers Guild of America co-presidents Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary are half a year into their dual presidency of the 6,700-member organization and neither is resting on laurels.

They both believe that the PGA plays a vital role in helping producers face challenges as fewer feature films get made by the major studios. The PGA has been building on its 2013 triumph in the longstanding issue of policing producer credits with its certification process, achieved after a decade of effort. More than 120 film credits carried the PGA mark, a lower case p.g.a., last year and more than 200 are expected to follow suit this year.

“The mark has become an important part of filmmaking,” McCreary says.

In December, the U.K.’s Production Guild announced that it had signed bilateral agreements with the PGA and the Producers Guild of Italy (Agpci). “There’s no question we are going to continue expanding, »

- Dave McNary

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Mindy Newell: Je Ne Suis Pa Charlie Hebdo

12 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Yesterday I had a thought – which I do have on occasion.

I have always considered myself a “socially conscious” comics writer. This means that, if you look over my body of work, you will notice that I have told stories that, in one way or another, reflect “real world” events and the consequences of those events on my characters. Notably, of course, in my 1986 Lois Lane mini-series about child abduction and abuse, “When It Rains, God is Crying” (coincidentally edited by ComicMix’s Robert Greenberger when we were both working for DC, he an editor and me a freelancer), but also as far back as “Moon River,” my first story in New Talent Showcase, an admittedly tyro effort to portray the outcome of a closed, dictatorial society on an individual. And of course there was “Chalk Drawings,” which I co-wrote with George Pérez for Wonder Woman, which was a story about suicide. »

- Mindy Newell

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