Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Producers Guild is In the Tank for “The Shape of Water,” Winner of 2018 Award, “Handmaid’s Tale” Wins TV

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The Producers Guild of America chose “The Shape of Water” tonight as its best produced film of the year. “The Handmaid’s Tale” won long form TV and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won comedy TV. The TV shows are each produced not by TV but by platforms– Hulu and Netflix.

Leah Remini’s Scientology series on A&E won Best Documentary.

The PGA Award is not a precursor to the Oscar. The last two PGA winners lost the Academy Award for Best Picture. Tomorrow night’s SAG Awards are a better barometer. But this year is really up for grabs. The Oscar nominations on Tuesday are going to have a lot of surprises. Influxes of new and younger voters at all the Guilds is bringing change unseen in many years.

“Water” director Guillermo del Toro wasn’t at tonight’s show– he’s Mexico with his ill father. Speedy recovery and return!

Roger Friedman
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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.
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