Per The Hollywood Reporter, The Producers Guild of America announced its 2011 nominees this morning, and it’s a list with very few surprises: “The Social Network,” “Black Swan,” “The King’s Speech,” and the rest. THR says “The PGA has proven a good indicator of where Academy sentiment is heading: Last year, eight of the PGA’s nominated films also went on to secure Oscar noms,” (the PGA even expanded from five to ten nominees to match the Academy Awards). The PGA’s predictive powers may not be quite as well-honed n the documentary side of things. Two of the six PGA nominees didn’t even make the Academy Awards’ shortlist of documentaries in the running for Oscars: “Earth Made of Glass,” a film about Rwandan genocide; and “Smash His Camera,” the fine documentary about famous paparazzi photographer Ron Galella.
If you want to spin it that way, “Toy Story 3” was the big winner this morning, since it was the only film nominated twice: once for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award (the PGA’s Best Picture equivalent) and once for the Producer of the Year Award for Animation.
The full list of nominees:
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award:
“The Kids Are All Right”
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network”
“Toy Story 3”
Producer of the Year Award in Animation:
“How to Train Your Dragon”
“Toy Story 3”
Producer of the Year Award in Documentaries:
“Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer”
“Earth Made of Glass”
“Smash His Camera”
“The Tillman Story”
“Waiting for ‘Superman'”
The winners will be announced January 22nd at a ceremony hosted by Judd Apatow. Sounds like an awards show worth attending.