Sunday, 25 January 2015

SURPRISE! BIRDMAN WINS PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA


It hasn't won a single major award for Best Picture so far this season, as they've been distributed among non-Oscar-nominated fare or either Boyhood or The Grand Budapest Hotel. That all changed yesterday for Birdman, however, as it won the Producers Guild of America award in a fairly big upset. While Boyhood clearly still has the best shot at an Oscar win, this does open the race up somewhat, not only to the suggestion that Birdman could win, but to the fact that Boyhood is beatable. The LEGO Movie won the animated award and Life Itself the documentary one. The PGA nominees are here, ICYMI.


The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Birdman (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole)


Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
The LEGO Movie (Dan Lin)


Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
Life Itself (Garrett Basch, Steve James and Zak Piper)