24th Annual Producers Guild Awards Winners

Ben Affleck's ‘Argo’ takes home Best Picture, while ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ wins Best Documentary.
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24th Annual Producers Guild Awards Winners

Tonight the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year's winning motion picture and television productions at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

In addition to the competitive awards, the PGA recognized several producers with honorary awards including 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 were chaired by 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 for each nominated production are listed in alphabetical order and may not reflect the order of screen credits.

The theatrical motion picture nominees and winners are:

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

  • - Argo (Warner Bros.) - Producers: Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov

    - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight Pictures) - Producers: Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn

    - Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company) - Producers: Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher

    - Les Miserables (Universal Pictures) - Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh

    - Life of Pi (Fox 2000 Pictures) - Producers: Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark

    - Lincoln (Touchstone Pictures) - Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg

    - Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features) - Producers: Wes Anderson & Scott Rudin, Jeremy Dawson, Steven M. Rales

    - Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company) - Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon

    - Skyfall (Columbia Pictures) - Producers: Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson

    - Zero Dark Thirty (Columbia Pictures) - Producers: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

  • - Wreck-It Ralph (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) - Producer: Clark Spencer

    - Brave (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) - Producer: Katherine Sarafian

    - Frankenweenie (Walt Disney Pictures) - Producers: Allison Abbate, Tim Burton

    - ParaNorman (Focus Features) - Producers: Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner

    - Rise of the Guardians (Paramount Pictures) - Producers: Nancy Bernstein, Christina Steinberg

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:

  • - Searching for Sugar Man (Sony Pictures Classics) - Producers: Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn

    - A People Uncounted (Urbinder Films) - Producers: Marc Swenker, Aaron Yeger

    - The Gatekeepers (Sony Pictures Classics) - Producers: Estelle Fialon, Philippa Kowarsky, Dror Moreh

    - The Island President (Samuel Goldwyn Films) - Producers: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen

    - The Other Dream Team (The Film Arcade) - Producers: Marius A. Markevicius, Jon Weinbach

The television nominees and winners are:

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television:

  • - Game Change (HBO) - Producers: Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Jay Roach, Amy Sayres, Steve Shareshian, Danny Strong

    - 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

    - Hatfields & McCoys (History) - Producers: Barry M. Berg, Kevin Costner, Darrell Fetty, Leslie Greif, Herb Nanas

    - Sherlock (PBS) - Producers: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Beryl Vertue, Sue Vertue

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama:

  • - Homeland (Showtime) - Producers: Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Michael Cuesta, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Michael Klick, Meredith Stiehm

    - 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

    - Downton Abbey (PBS) - Producers: Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge

    - Game of Thrones (HBO) - Producers: David Benioff, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss, D.B. Weiss

    - Mad Men (AMC) - Producers: Jon Hamm, Scott Hornbacher, André Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Victor Levin, Blake McCormick, Matthew Weiner

The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy:

  • - 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

    - 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

    - The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - Producers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Faye Oshima Belyeu, Bill Prady

    - Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) - Producers: Alec Berg, Larry Charles, Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Tim Gibbons, David Mandel, Erin O'Malley, Jeff Schaffer, Laura Streicher

    - Louie (FX) - Producers: Dave Becky, Blair Breard, Louis C.K.

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:

  • - American Masters (PBS) - Producers: Prudence Glass, Susan Lacy, Julie Sacks

    - Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel) - Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig

    - Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel) - Producers: Thom Beers, Jeff Conroy, Sean Dash, John Gray, Sheila McCormack, Bill Pruitt, Decker Watson

    - Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo) - Producers: James Lipton, Shawn Tesser, Jeff Wurtz

    - Shark Tank (ABC) - Producers: Rhett Bachner, Becky Blitz, Mark Burnett, Bill Gaudsmith, Yun Lingner, Brien Meagher, Clay Newbill, Jim Roush, Laura Skowlund, Paul Sutera, Patrick Wood

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

    - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) - Producers: David Craig, Ken Crosby, Doug DeLuca, Erin Irwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Jill Leiderman, Jason Schrift, Jennifer Sharron

    - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) - Producers: Hillary Selesnick Hunn, Lorne Michaels, Gavin Purcell, Michael Shoemaker

    - Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Producers: Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Dean E. Johnsen, Bill Maher, Billy Martin

    - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Producers: Ken Aymong, Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney

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

    - Dancing with the Stars (ABC) - Producers: Ashley Edens, Conrad Green, Joe Sungkur

    - Project Runway (Lifetime) - Producers: Jane Cha, Desiree Gruber, Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Jonathan Murray, Sara Rea, Colleen Sands

    - Top Chef (Bravo) - Producers: Dan Cutforth, Casey Kriley, Jane Lipsitz, Dan Murphy, Nan Strait

    - The Voice (NBC) - Producers: Stijn Bakkers, Mark Burnett, John de Mol, Chad Hines, Lee Metzger, Audrey Morrissey, Jim Roush, Nicolle Yaron, Mike Yurchuk, Amanda Zucker

The following programs were not vetted for producer eligibility this year:

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program:

  • - Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

    - 24/7 (HBO)

    - Catching Hell (ESPN)

    - The Fight Game with Jim Lampley (HBO)

    - On Freddie Roach (HBO)

The Award for Outstanding Children's Program:

  • - Sesame Street (PBS)

    - Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel)

    - iCarly (Nickelodeon)

    - Phineas and Ferb (Disney Channel)

    - The Weight of the Nation: The Great Cafeteria Takeover (HBO)

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.

Sources: Producers Guild of America

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