Tonight, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) revealed their choices for excellence in film and TV for 2013. It was a night where we were expecting to find out which film was the favorite for the Best Picture Oscar by seeing who received “The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.” What we ended up with though was a truly historic evening.
In a result never before seen from the PGA, there was a tie in the top category between Gravity and 12 Years a Slave, both of which are the top two contenders for the Best Picture Oscar. What this means is that, for the first time, we will head into the Oscars not having a clear idea of which film is the favorite. Could it be Gravity with its ten nominations and great chances of winning most of them, or perhaps 12 Years a Slave with its nine nominations and multiple Best Picture awards from the critics? As I said before, the winner of the PGA’s top honor has more than a 70% chance of winning the Best Picture Oscar, so it looks like we’ve at least narrowed down the most likely winner to two.
One thing’s for sure, it will be an incredibly exciting Oscar night, so be sure to check back here for our live list of winners on March 2nd. Also be sure to join us on Saturday night for the Directors Guild of America Awards to see if Alfonso Cuaron takes home top honors, solidifying him as the leader for the Best Director Oscar.
See below for a complete list of winners of the Producers Guild of America Awards and let us know what you think of this startling turn of events in the comments section.
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Gravity and 12 Years a Slave (Tie!)
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Frozen
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures: We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks
The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Breaking Bad
The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: Modern Family
The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: Behind the Candelabra
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television: The Colbert Report
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: The Voice
The Award for Outstanding Sports Program: SportsCenter
The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program: Sesame Street
The Award for Outstanding Digital Series: Wired: What’s Inside