The Producers Guild of America, one of the most trustworthy bellwethers of Oscar success, has selected the producers of Avatar, An Education, District 9, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Invictus, Precious, Star Trek, Up and Up in the Air as its nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award. Like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars, the 4,200-member PGA this year boosted the number of nominees from five to ten. All of the nominees have appeared on the awards lists of other film guilds and critics groups. The winner is due to be announced on January 24. The winner has gone on to take the best picture Oscar in 13 of the last 20 years.

05/01/2010