Sunday, January 23, 2011

Producers Guild of America shakes things one category

People often write about how the glut of critics awards all but kills the suspense of awards season, and I'm inclined to agree. Even when my favorite film of the year sweeps nearly every city/grouping of critics and most of the televised shows (The Hurt Locker, No Country for Old Men), it's almost disappointing. Not content to join the chorus of love for The Social Network, the PGA announced its winners today, with Tom Hooper's The King's Speech coming out on top.
"B-b-bring it, Zuckerberg."

This is a big push forward for the film, which had lost a little steam (Colin Firth aside) as The Social Network's path of domination began. It also reinforces the status of the film as the biggest potential spoiler of TSN's best picture chances. After all, many, if not all, of AMPAS' members belong to one of the guilds, which means that The King's Speech has a good chunk of the PGA in its graces, even if the votes were spread among 10 films. For a look at the rest of the winners and nominees, continue reading:

Feature Film
127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
***The King's Speech***
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit

Animated Film
Despicable Me
How To Train Your Dragon
***Toy Story 3***

Feature Film
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
Earth Made of Glass
Inside Job
Smash His Camera
The Tillman Story
***Waiting for Superman***

Long-Form Televison
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express (#12.4)
***The Pacific*
The Pillars of the Earth
Temple Grandin
You Don't Know Jack

Episodic Television - Comedy
30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
***Modern Family***
The Office

Episodic Television - Drama
Breaking Bad
***Mad Men***
True Blood

Non-Fiction Television
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
***Deadliest Catch: Crab Fishing in Alaska***
Undercover Boss

Live Entertainment/Competition Television
The Amazing Race
***The Colbert Report***
Project Runway
Real Time with Bill Maher
Top Chef

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