Saturday, June 15, 2024

Steven Spielberg to Get Producers Guild Award

Share

I can’t believe it’s taken this long, but Steven Spielberg is finally getting the Producers Guild Award. It’s an honorary prize named after legendary David O. Selznick. Spielberg will get the award on January 21st, right in the middle of Oscar season–in fact just days before the Academy Award nominations are announced. He may very well be up for some with his film version of “War Horse.” Past honorees include Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Clint Eastwood, Billy Wilder, Brian Grazer, Jerry Bruckheimer, Roger Corman, Laura Ziskin, Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall , John Lasseter. Last year, Scott Rudin got the award in the middle of his big season with “The Social Network” and “True Grit.” This year Rudin is bringing “Moneyball”–a great movie which everyone has to see–to the Oscar dance. Congratulations to Spielberg, who’s probably the most famous movie maker in the world. But he’s also done an enormous amount of good with his Shoah project and other philanthropies.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News