The Producers Guild of America will unveil its 10 nominees for Best Picture on Thursday, Jan. 3. The PGA is sticking with this expanded slate even though the motion picture academy revised its selection process last year. There will be between five and 10 Best Picture contenders when Oscar nominations are announced next Thursday (Jan. 10).
Two years ago, the PGA foresaw nine of the eventual 10 Best Picture Oscar nominees. The guild went for "The Town" while the academy opted for "Winter's Bone" for the tenth slot. Both groups chose "The King's Speech" as the Best Picture of the year. The guild and Oscars have agreed on 16 of the last 23 Best Picture champs, including the last five in a row.
In 2009, the Oscars concurred with the PGA on eight of the 10 contenders. PGA nominated "Invictus" and "Star Trek" over Oscar choices "The Blind Side" and "A Serious Man." Both groups picked as best pic "The Hurt Locker."
The PGA will also reveal the five nominees for Best Animated Feature. Last year, they went three for five with the Oscars, nominating eventual Oscar winner "Rango" as well as "Kung Fu Panda 2" and "Puss in Boots." However, the PGA champ was "The Adventures of Tintin," which was snubbed by the academy as was the critically derided PGA nominee "Cars 2" in favor of "A Cat in Paris" and "Chico and Rita."