Monday, May 27, 2024

Producers Guild Awards Best Picture Announced Tonight: With Very Few Exceptions, A Strong Predictor of the Oscar


Tonight in Los Angeles, the Producers Guild of America will announce their choice for Best Picture.

ALmost with exception, that movie has gone on to win the Academy Award. Stay here for updates around 10pm Pacific Time.

The only times the PGA and Oscars have gone different ways were in 2017, when they chose “La La Land” and “Moonlight” won; 2016 when “The Big Short” was theirs and “Spotlight” won the Oscar. They were also wrong in 2005, 2006 and 2007 when “The Aviator,” “Brokeback Mountain,” and “Little Miss Sunshine” were their choices, as opposed to “Million Dollar Baby,” “Crash,” and “The Departed.”

A lot of the PGA choice goes into who the actual producers are. This year. Graham King, of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” is very popular. So we’ll see what happens. The winner will be a strong indicator, but nothing is 100%.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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