The Producers Guild of America Nominate '12 Years A Slave,' 'Her,' 'Blue Jasmine' And More For Daryl F. Zanuck Award

The members of The Producer's Guild of America have cast their vote and the list of nominee's for their annual Daryl F. Zanuck Awards - their Best Picture category - have been cast. Formerly known as the Golden Laurel Awards, the PGA's are usually pretty accurate at predicting which films will go on to be nominated in the Best Picture category at the Oscars, and their winners rarely differ too.

12 Years A Slave
Chiwetel Ejiofor's powerful performance in Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave has made it a favourite for the top honour

American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Saving Mr. Banks, 12 Years a Slave, and The Wolf of Wall Street make up the full list of nominees up for awards this year, so don't be surprised to see these films still being discussed vigorously until the beginning of March.

The Producer's Guild don't only give out one award per year however, as the list of potential honourees from the animated world and 'long-form television' are also recognised. The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Epic, Frozen and Monsters University are all nominated for the year's Best Animated Motion Picture, with American Horror Story: Asylum, Behind the Candelabra, Killing Kennedy, Phil Spector and Top of the Lake are all up for the 'Best Longform Television Programme.'

The PGA's also honour films that "illuminate provocative social issues," with this year's winner already decided as Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station.

Her
The Joaquin Phoenix starrer Her has also gotten film buffs talking

The PGA's don't always determine the eventual winner of the Oscars, although the last time they failed to do so was when the PGA went to Little Miss Sunshine and the Academy Award was given to The Departed in 2006. The success of Little Miss Sunshine ended a three year streak of differentiation between the two top honours, with the PGA going to Brokeback Mountain in 2005 and The Aviator in 2004, whereas the Oscar was presented to Crash and Million Dollar Baby in those years. In the PGA's 25 year history, they have correctly chosen the eventual Academy Award winner just 16 times, so maybe don't bet all your money on one horse.

Blue Jasmine
Cate Blanchett's performance in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine has been regularly singled out, but it minght not be enough to secure glory for the film


Contactmusic

Tags: Steve McQueen - Chiwetel Ejiofor - Tom Hanks - Joaquin Phoenix - Woody Allen - Sandra Bullock - George Clooney - Martin Scorsese - Will Forte


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so...

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

It appears Benedict Cumberbatch has thrown his hat in the ring for...

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - 'Mockingjay Lives' Teaser Trailer

Following Katniss Everdeen's escape from the catastrophic 75th Hunger Games...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has...

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

After Fargo’s very definitive season finale (don’t worry, this article...

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic)

New Jersey band Young Rising Sons perform a stripped down acoustic cover of their single 'High'...

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic) Video
Advertisement

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

There's a new boyband on the UK pop scene who have somehow managed to storm single charts...

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Krusty the Clown may have chucked his last chuckle and played his last Itchy and Scratchy...

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV

After being on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, some people like to retire...

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Steve McQueen Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Steve McQueen

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All