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‘Gravity’ & ‘Saving Mr Banks’ Up For Producers Guild Award 2013

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Now that the Christmas port has been shoved to the back of the cupboard to fester for another year, it can only mean one thing: award season is upon us again.

Ahead of the Oscar nominations on 16th January, the Producers Guild of America has revealed its film nominees, and THN favourites GRAVITY and SAVING MR BANKS are among them.

Hollywood will be looking closely at the nominated films as they can give us a hint about how the Academy Awards will turn out. The previous six winners of the PGA Best Picture (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, THE HURT LOCKER, THE KING’S SPEECH, THE ARTIST, ARGO) went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture, so this ceremony is certainly worth keeping an eye on.

With this in mind, perhaps the snubbing of previous winners the Coen brothers’ INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is a bit of a surprise, as is the exclusion of critics’ favourite PHILOMENA.

We’ll get to find out the winners on 19th January, when we’ll also find out who’s won in the television categories. Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory and 30 Rock are all nominated.

The full list of film nominees in alphabetical order is listed below, including those for Best Animated Feature.

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

AMERICAN HUSTLE (Columbia Pictures)
Producers: Megan Ellison, Jon Gordon, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle

BLUE JASMINE (Sony Pictures Classics)
Producers: Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (Columbia Pictures)
Producers: Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (Focus Features)
Producers: Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter

GRAVITY (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Producers: Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman

HER (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Producers: Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay

NEBRASKA (Paramount Pictures)
Producers: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa

SAVING MR. BANKS (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Producers: Ian Collie, Alison Owen, Philip Steuer

12 YEARS A SLAVE (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Producers: Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner

WOLF OF WALL STREET (Paramount Pictures)
Producers: Riza Aziz, Emma Koskoff, Joey McFarland

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

THE CROODS (DreamWorks Animation)
Producers: Kristine Belson, Jane Hartwell

DESPICABLE ME 2 (Universal Pictures)
Producers: Janet Healy, Chris Meledandri

EPIC (Twentieth Century Fox)
Producers: Jerry Davis, Lori Forte

FROZEN (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Producer: Peter Del Vecho

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (Pixar Animation)
Producer: Kori Rae

Source: FirstShowing/Deadline

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Claire Joanne Huxham comes from the south-west, where the cider flows free and the air smells of manure. She teaches A-level English by day and fights crime by night. When not doing either of these things she can usually be found polishing her Star Trek DVD boxsets. And when she can actually be bothered she writes fiction and poetry that pops up on the web and in print. Her favourite film in the whole world, ever, is BLADE RUNNER.

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