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She will be presented with the award on April 13 at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Past honorees include Cecil B. DeMille, Jack Warner, Darryl F. Zanuck, Jack Valenti, Terry Semel, Sumner Redstone, Sherry Lansing, Alan Horn, Kathleen Kennedy, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tom Sherak and the 2015 honoree, Jim Gianopulos. Proceeds from the event benefit the Pioneers Assistance Fund charity that helps individuals who work in theatrical entertainment and are encountering an illness, injury or life-changing event.
Langley is in her third year as the sole chairman of the film studio, which set records in 2015 as the highest-grossing domestic, international and worldwide box-office years ever. The year included “Jurassic World,” “Furious 7” and “Minions” — the first time any studio tallied three films to gross $1 billion each at the worldwide box office. »
- Dave McNary
The Big Short, which won the PGA Awards’ best picture prize over the weekend, may earn Plan B Entertainment founder, and the film’s star, Brad Pitt and co-presidents Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner their second best picture Oscars in just three years. The trio collaborated on 2014’s best picture winner, 12 Years a Slave, and Plan B also produced last year’s best picture nominee, Selma, earning Kleiner and Gardner Oscar noms, as well.
Founded in 2001 by Pitt alongside then-wife Jennifer Aniston and Brad Grey, Plan B has become one of the most successful production companies in Hollywood today, and nominations have been stacking up for its members. After Aniston and Pitt’s divorce in 2006, and Grey’s departure to Paramount, Pitt became the sole owner of the company and enlisted Gardner to be his president. Both Gardner and Pitt also earned best picture nominations »
- Patrick Shanley
Jonas Rivera was named Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures for Inside Out, which is also up for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards next month. It triumphed over The Good Dinosaur, Minions, The Peanuts Movie, and Anomalisa.
Producers David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss, Bryan Cogman, Lisa McAtackney, Chris Newman, and Greg Spence received the award for Game Of Thrones’ fifth season of the fantasy soap opera.
The producers of Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, and Ex MacHina had to settle for being honored just to be nominated as financial-crisis dramedy The Big Short was given the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, which is a cumbersome way of saying “Best Picture.” All but Ex MacHina »
- Harker Jones
Folks, we have a new frontrunner in Best Picture. Over the weekend, the 27th annual Producers Guild Awards were given out and The Big Short pulled the upset, taking the illustrious Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. The Producers Guild of America (or PGA) are the best guild when it comes to forecasting Oscar, so the odds now favor the Academy Awards citing The Big Short in Picture, as opposed to Spotlight, the previous frontrunner. It’s a bit of a surprise, but perhaps one we should have seen coming, frankly. The more you think about it, the more sense it makes. Basically, if you go by PGA history, the winner here is what wins with Oscar. You can make the case even that not only has The Big Short now locked this up, but Amy has done the same in Best Documentary Feature and »
- Joey Magidson
Adam McKay’s financial crisis dramedy “The Big Short” shook up the Oscar race with a big win at the 27th annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday. Producers Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for the late-breaking awards contender. Gardner and Kleiner were on hand to accept the award. This is production company Plan B’s third consecutive film in the awards race following “12 Years a Slave” in 2013 and “Selma” in 2014. “The Big Short” triumphed over fellow Oscar nominees “Brooklyn, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant,” and “Spotlight.” “Ex Machina,” “Sicario” and “Straight Outta Compton” rounded out the category. This win bodes well for “The Big Short” in its Oscar campaign as voting for the final list of nominees commences on Feb. 12. The PGA Award winner typically forecasts the eventual winner at the Oscars. “Brokeback Mountain,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” and “Gravity »
On Saturday evening the PGA Awards presented The Big Short with its top prize, the Darryl F. Zanuck award for best picture. Unlike the previous awards shows this season, such as the Golden Globes or Critics’ Choice Awards, the PGA’s are the first awards this season presented by people who actually make movies. They also have one of the best track records of predicting Oscar success, with 19 of the last 26 Zanuck award winners going on to win the best picture Oscar.
What this all means is that The Big Short has positioned itself as the slight lead dog in a close race for best picture. While a PGA award is a big step in the right direction for the film, it does still have the overwhelming disadvantage of being a comedy competing for best picture. Historically, comedic-skewing films have not performed well with the Academy, »
- Patrick Shanley
On Saturday evening the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, television, and new media productions at the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
The television program “Game of Thrones” (Season 5) and its producers David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss, Bryan Cogman, Lisa McAtackney, Chris Newman, and Greg Spence won the Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama.
Closing the evening, the film The Big Short and its producers Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner 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 »
- Michelle McCue
By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
On Saturday night, in the latest twist of a most unpredictable Oscar season, The Big Short, a dramedy about America’s recent financial crisis (that topped my most recent Feinberg Forecast), won the top prize at the PGA Awards, the Darryl F. Zanuck Award. This marks the second time in three years that the coveted accolade has gone to Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Brad Pitt, who also won for 12 Years a Slave, and the first time since Forrest Gump won 21 years ago that the prize has gone to a release of Paramount Pictures.
So what, if anything, does this result — voting for which took place between Jan. 5 and yesterday, Jan. 22 — tell us about the best picture Oscar race? Quite a lot, actually.
Because the PGA Awards are the first awards show of the season that reflects the tastes of people who actually make movies, »
- Patrick Shanley
"The Big Short" got a big lift Saturday night from the PGA in the three-way race for the Best Picture Oscar with "The Revenant" and "Spotlight." In fact, when producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner accepted the coveted Darryl F. Zanuck Award, Kleiner was so flabbergasted that he said he thought they were just being named as one of the nominees. The PGA win obviously represents a significant momentum shift for the Adam McKay black comedy about the financial collapse of 2008, given that 19 out of 26 Zanuck winners have gone on to win Best Picture. Plus, Gardner, Kleiner, and Brad Pitt also produced Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave," which shared the PGA award with Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," and went on to win Best Picture. The win lends more gravitas to "The Big Short," which, despite its darkly comedic tone, is topical, provocative, and — most important — extremely well-made. Of course, this is bad news for. »
- Bill Desowitz
Paramount’s late season Oscar entry The Big Short winning the Producers Guild’s top film honor, the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, was not a huge surprise to me. If it were a stock itself, the recommendation at this moment would be a definite buy. This movie has been surging like Donald Trump ever since it opened in December, gaining steam at every stop (well, maybe except the Golden Globes). But you would never know it from… »
Paramount’s financial crisis ensemble drama vaulted to the top of the Oscar best picture race following Saturday night’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award best picture triumph at the 27th annual Producers Guild Of America awards.
The winner of the PGA prize has gone on to claim the Academy Award in the last eight years.
Inside Out won best animation and Amy earned the best documentary award.
The PGA presented special honours to Fox chief Jim Gianopulos with the Milestone Award; David Heyman with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures; Industrial Light & Magic with the Visionary Vanguard Award; and Shonda Rhimes with the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
On Saturday night, in the latest twist of a most unpredictable Oscar season, The Big Short, a dramedy about America's recent financial crisis (that topped my most recent Feinberg Forecast), won the top prize at the PGA Awards, the Darryl F. Zanuck Award. This marks the second time in three years that the coveted accolade has gone to Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Brad Pitt, who also won for 12 Years a Slave, and the first time since Forrest Gump won 21 years ago that the prize has gone to a release of Paramount Pictures. So what, if anything, does
- Scott Feinberg
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: The Big Short Producers: Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical »
- Ryan Adams
Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu has called for Hollywood to do far more in the wake of the push for more minority and female members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“The demographic complexity of this country should be reflected not only at the end of the chain, but since the beginning, in order that more of these people can be excited and integrated,” he said Saturday in response to a question at the Producers Guild of America’s breakfast panel at the Ricardo Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Inarritu was one of 10 producers from each of the films nominated for the PGA’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award to honor the top feature film of the year. He won the award last year for “Birdman” and is a nominee this year for “The Revenant.” The winner will be announced Saturday night.
“These changes the Academy has made are a great step, »
- Dave McNary
"Yeah, you won," presenter Michael B. Jordan said seconds after announcing that The Big Short, the semi-comic retelling of the 2008 fiscal crisis, had won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at the 27th annual PGA Awards, held Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The award — the guild's equivalent of a best film prize — went to Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, who were present to accept, and their Plan B producing partner Brad Pitt. Kleiner, as he accepted the award, admitted there was some momentary
- Gregg Kilday
It's the John Ford film you never heard of, not because it's bad, but because it's a little confused. Richard Greene, David Niven and an emotional George Sanders (!) dedicate their lives to clearing their father's name of a smear by international arms smugglers! Their spirited companion Loretta Young behaves almost as if this were a screwball comedy. So does the director! Ford aficionados will be fascinated. Four Men and a Prayer 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives 1938 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 85 min. / Street Date December 15, 2015 / 19.98 Starring Loretta Young, Richard Greene, George Sanders, David Niven, C. Aubrey Smith. J. Edward Bromberg, William Henry, John Carradine, Alan Hale, Reginald Denny, Berton Churchill, Barry Fitzgerald, Chris-Pin Martin. Cinematography Franz Planer Film Editor Louis R. Loeffler Written by Richard Sherman, Sonya Levien, Walter Ferris from a novel by David Garth Produced by Kenneth Macgowan Directed by John Ford
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
We all »
- Glenn Erickson
This year’s Producers Guild Of America awards nominations gave been announced. The annual PGA awards give a very good indication on the films that could go on to feature in the Best Picture category at the Academy Awards (film categories), which are announced later this month.
Nomnated in the film category is the superb Ex Machina, George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, Ridley Scott’s The Martian, Adam Mackay’s The Big Short, Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies, Saorise Ronan starrer Brooklyn, the critically acclaimed The Revenant, Emily Blunt drugs-cartel movie Sicario, the drama Spotlight and the superb music biopic Straight Outta Compton. Anomalisa, The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, Minions and The Peanuts Movie feature in the animation category.
The Producers Guild also recognises TV, both fact and fiction and winners will be announced on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
Here are the nominees in full. »
- Paul Heath
By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
Tuesday’s announcement of the nominees for the 27th annual Producers Guild of America Awards — and, in particular, the nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, which honors the producers of the year’s best film and is also known as “the PGA Award” — is of limited value to those of us who are trying to forecast the best picture Oscar race.
Why? For one thing, because the PGA still guarantees 10 nominees for the PGA Award, whereas the Academy two years ago abandoned its guarantee of 10 best picture nominees in favor of a voting system that can produce anywhere between five and 10 (meaning there might well end up being more PGA Award nominees than best picture Oscar nominees, as has been the case for the past three years). And, for another, because the tastes of the »
- Patrick Shanley
Chris here. In addition to the Art Directors Guild earlier in the morning, today the Producers Guild of America announced their feature film nominations, and we have some surprises.
The omissions included Carol (take a breath, everyone) and Room, both also left out from the Adg nominations. We may be passionate fans of Carol around these parts, but the miss here is a sign that our pony still has to capitalize on its momentum to continue in the race. Room on the other hand is a tiny, non-American produced film that was probably overestimated to show up in a group that has leaned populist enough nominate the likes of Star Trek and Skyfall.
Speaking of blockbuster candidates, The Force Awakens also missed out here. While thought to potentially upset here, the franchise's Oscar hopes can now likely be put to bed for major categories. Here are our nominees:
The Darryl F. Zanuck »
- Chris Feil
The Producer’s Guild of America has announced that The Big Short, Bridge Of Spies, Brooklyn, Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Sicario, Spotlight and Straight Outta Compton will contest the 2015 Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at the 2016 PGA Awards.
Traditionally, the majority of PGA Award nominees will also find themselves nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, given that they share many of the same voters. Which probably means bad luck for the likes of Carol and Room.
Here’s a full list of the nominations for film and TV…
Theatrical Motion Picture nominees:
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
This film is »
- Gary Collinson
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