The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture and long-form television nominations for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The categories include: The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures; The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures; and The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television. The documentary film category and other television category nominations were already announced by the Guild in November 2012.
All 2013 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on January 26th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This year, the Producers Guild will also present special honors to Bob Weinstein and Bob Weinstein (Milestone Award), Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), J.J. Abrams (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Russell Simmons (Visionary Award) and Bully (Stanley Kramer Award).
The 2013 Producers Guild Awards Chair is Michael De Luca.
The 2013 Producers Guild nominated films and television programs are listed below in alphabetical order by category, along with producers. The producers' names listed for each nominated production are listed in alphabetical order and are not necessarily the proper order of credits.
The theatrical motion picture nominees are:
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
- Argo (Warner Bros.) - Producers: Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
- Brave (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) - Producer: Katherine Sarafian
The television nominees are:
The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television:
- American Horror Story (FX) - Producers: Bradley Buecker, Dante Di Loreto, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Chip Vucelich, Alexis Martin
- The Dust Bowl (PBS) - Producers: Producer Eligibility Pending
The Long-Form Television category encompasses both movies of the week and mini-series.
In November 2012, the Producers Guild of America announced the Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture, Television Series and Non-Fiction Television Nominations; the following list includes complete producer credits.
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:
- A People Uncounted (Urbinder Films) - Producers: Marc Swenker, Aaron Yeger
The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama:
- Breaking Bad (AMC) - Producers: Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Stewart Lyons, Michelle Maxwell MacLaren, George Mastras, Diane Mercer, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett
The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy:
- 30 Rock (NBC) - Producers: Irene Burns, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Vali Chandrasekaran, Luke Del Tredici, Tina Fey, Matt Hubbard, Marci Klein, Jerry Kupfer, Lorne Michaels, David Miner, Dylan Morgan, Jeff Richmond, John Riggi, Josh Siegal, Ron Weiner
- Modern Family (ABC) - Producers: Cindy Chupack, Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Jeffrey Morton, Dan O'Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Chris Smirnoff, Brad Walsh, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:
- American Masters (PBS) - Producers: Prudence Glass, Susan Lacy, Julie Sacks
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television:
- The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) - Producers: Meredith Bennett, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Paul Dinello, Barry Julien, Matt Lappin, Emily Lazar, Tanya Michnevich, Tom Purcell, Jon Stewart
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television:
- The Amazing Race (CBS) - Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Elise Doganieri, Jonathan Littman, Bert Van Munster, Mark A. Vertullo
The following programs were not vetted for producer eligibility this year, but winners in these categories will be announced at the official ceremony on January 26:
The Award for Outstanding Sports Program:
The Award for Outstanding Children's Program:
- Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel)
- iCarly (Nickelodeon)
- Phineas and Ferb (Disney Channel)
- Sesame Street (PBS)
The Award for Outstanding Digital Series:
In 1990, the Producers Guild held the first-ever Golden Laurel Awards, which were renamed the Producers Guild Awards in 2002. Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck took home the award for Best Produced Motion Picture for Driving Miss Daisy, establishing the Guild's awards as a bellwether for the Oscars. Last year, the PGA awarded The Artist with its Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, marking the fifth consecutive year the Producers Guild has presaged the Motion Picture Academy's choice.
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