June 23, 2017

Tag Archives: Producers Guild of America

Updated Academy Award and Producers Guild of America Predictions

Yes, I’m continuing to update Oscar predictions weekly here, even if it seems like things are in a bit of stasis right now. Well, that’s not the case, as the Producers Guild of America (or PGA) are giving out their award tomorrow night. The PGA award is more or less[...]

Precursors: ACE Eddie and National Society of Film Critics announce, PGA and WGA next

Get ready for the busiest and most important part of the awards season folks. Yes, with so many precursors beginning to announce again this week, including the Guilds, I’m going to have to fold more than one announcement into a single piece each day. It’s not exactly a problem as[...]

Will we have a split between Best Picture and Best Director?

As Oscar voting ends later on today, one of the big questions that remains in my mind is…will there be a Best Picture/Best Director split? Aside from trying to figure out whether Birdman or Boyhood takes the top prize, there’s also the possibility that they each go home with one[...]

Did “Birdman” just soar into the lead of the Oscar race?

Barely more than 48 hours ago, it seemed like almost a foregone conclusion that Richard Linklater’s Boyhood was going to basically walk away with the top Academy Awards this year. Then, the guilds began to chime in and boy do we now have an Oscar race. Over the weekend, the[...]

What the PGA nominations mean for the Best Picture race

Yesterday, the Producers Guild of America (or PGA) announced their nominations, which essentially are the clearest precursor to the Oscar Best Picture lineup that you can get in an awards season. There were surprising inclusions, shocking snubs, and more questions than answers, as you might imagine. In some ways, we’ve[...]

Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary Elected Presidents of the Producers Guild of America

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today its 2014 National Board and officer election results, which were shared during the Guild’s annual General Membership Meeting tonight on the Warner Bros. Studios lot. The Producers Guild elected Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary as Presidents. Other newly PGA national officers[...]

Coming Soon: More Producer Credit Glut!

By ROBERT W. WELKOS When you ask indie producer Luillo Ruiz how his recent low-budget action-comedy film Welcome to the Jungle featuring veteran martial arts star Jean-Claude Van Damme could come with 31 producer credits, his answer is simple and straightforward. The film’s financiers were given executive producer credits, he said, while[...]

Oscars: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “Gravity”

“Gravity” Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón Written by: Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón (reportedly with some uncredited collaboration by George Clooney as well) Main cast members: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, and Ed Harris (voice) Number of Oscar nominations in total: 10 Other nominations besides Best Picture: Best Director (Cuarón), Best Actress (Bullock), Best Production Design, Best[...]

Oscars®: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “12 Years a Slave”

12 Years a Slave Directed by: Steve McQueen Written by: John Ridley Main cast members: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, and Alfre Woodard Number of Oscar nominations in total: Nine Other nominations besides Best Picture: Best Director (McQueen), Best Actor[...]

PGA Producing Workshop: “The Power of Diversity.”

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is pleased to announce the opening of submissions for the ninth annual PGA Producing Workshop: “The Power of Diversity.” This multi-session workshop will run from May 28 through July 13 in Los Angeles, and is designed to foster the development of aspiring and seasoned[...]
Page 1 of 41234