Tuesday, April 23, 2024

LIVE UPDATES Producers Guild Awards: “Ted Lasso,” RuPaul, John Oliver Shows


The Producers Guild of America is having its annual awards tonight at the Fairmont Century Plaa Hotel in Los Angeles.

Our Leah Sydney is on the scene. Winners of the PGA generally go on to win Best Picture at the Oscars.

The ballroom– the same one that hosted the Critics Choice Awards last Sunday– is jammed, Leah reports. Francis Ford Coppola is being honored and he’s sitting with his best buddies George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, at the main table. This trio overturned filmmaking in the early 70s and have been the most influential auteurs of their time along with Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen.

Spielberg, Leah reports, has been ecstatic to meet Jonas Poher Rasmussen director of the animated documentary, “Flee.”

Will Smith is chatting with Warner Bros films chief Toby Emmerich, and of course Serena & Venus Williams.

Also in attendance: Jane Campion, Josh Brolin, and young “Belfast” star Jude Hill, who is taking over the room…

Missing tonight: “Belfast” director Kenneth Branagh, who is probably exhausted from flying back and forth across North America many times in the last two weeks.


Episodic Television: “Ted Lasso”

Game and Competition TV: RuPaul

Talk show: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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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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