2014 Producers Guild Awards Nominees Announced

2014 Producers Guild Awards Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 25th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards were announced this week as awards season picks up after the holidays. There are only four categories for film, the big one being The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. Most of the films we’ve seen from other organizational honors this year have been nominated while Inside Llewyn Davis and The Butler have been left out in the cold. The PGA winners will be announced on January 19, and you kind find the complete list of nominees after the break. 

Along with film, the PGA Awards also celebrate television. There are eight categories for TV that are split up like the Golden Globes, where drama and comedy are separated. The Producers Guild will also present special honors to Barbara Broccoli & Michael G. Wilson (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), Robert Iger (Milestone Award), Peter Jackson & Joe Letteri (Vanguard Award), Chuck Lorre (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Chris Meledandri (Visionary Award) and Fruitvale Station (Stanley Kramer Award).

The production companies are pretty evenly spread with Columbia, Warner Bros., and Paramount each receiving two nominations for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award and one each for Sony, Focus Features, Disney, and Fox Searchlight. And the nominees are…

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

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

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

  • American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
  • Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
  • Killing Kennedy (National Geographic Channel)
  • Phil Spector (HBO)
  • Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:

  • A Place at the Table (Magnolia Pictures)
  • Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (First Run Features)
  • Life According to Sam (HBO Documentary Films)
  • We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks (Focus Features)
  • Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (HBO Documentary Films)

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

  • Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Downton Abbey (ITV – United Kingdom; PBS – United States)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Homeland (Showtime)
  • House of Cards (Netflix)

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

  • 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Arrested Development (Netflix)
  • Big Bang Theory, The (CBS)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • VEEP (HBO)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:

  • 30 for 30 (ESPN)
  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)
  • Duck Dynasty (A&E Networks)
  • Inside The Actors Studio (Bravo)
  • Shark Tank (ABC)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television:

  • Colbert Report, The (Comedy Central)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
  • Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television:

  • Amazing Race, The (CBS)
  • Dancing With The Stars (ABC)
  • Project Runway (Lifetime)
  • Top Chef (Bravo)e
  • Voice, The (NBC)

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 19:

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program:

  • 24/7 (HBO)
  • Hard Knocks (HBO)
  • Monday Night Football (ESPN)
  • Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (HBO)
  • SportsCenter (ESPN)

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program:

  • Dora the Explorer (Nickelodeon)
  • iCarly (Nickelodeon)
  • Phineas and Ferb (Disney Channel)
  • Sesame Street (Sprout)
  • SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)

The Award for Outstanding Digital Series:

  • Burning Love
  • Epic Rap Battles of History
  • Lizzie Bennet Diaries, The
  • Video Game High School
  • Wired: What’s Inside

As stated before, all 2014 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on January 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Source: Producers Guild of America

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