How well will PGA Awards nominations preview Oscars?

By Paul Sheehan
By Paul Sheehan
Jan 02 2013 07:25 am
1
See Paul's
Predictions
Dec 17 2014 04:37 am
Get Gold Derby's free news alerts and predictions

Oscars PGA Lincoln Argo Zero Dark Thirty Les Miserables Django Unchained movies entertainment news 471859263

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).  

With this wiggle room, the PGA is likely to cite all eight of our top contenders for Best Picture: "Lincoln," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Argo," "Les Miserables," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Life of Pi," "Django Unchained" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild." Beyond this, the guild may go for critical darlings "The Master" and "Moonrise Kingdom" or opt for more populist fare like "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "Skyfall" to round out its list of nominees. 

Last year, the PGA predicted seven of the eventual nine Best Picture contenders, including "The Artist" which won with both groups. The other PGA nominees that repeated at the Oscars were:  "The Descendants," "The Help" "Hugo," "Midnight in Paris," "Moneyball" and "War Horse." The PGA filled out their slate with popular pictures "Bridesmaids," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Ides of March" while the Oscars went with "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" and "The Tree of Life,"

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." 

While most of the TV nominees were announced on Nov. 28, the PGA will also unveil the contenders for TV Movie/Miniseries on Thursday. 

All of this year's winners will be revealed during a Jan. 26 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

 
Related News
Make your Oscars & reality TV predictions. Win prizes.
pop up close

Advertisement

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Inside Track: Oscar Predictions

Oscars predictions

Oscars Predictions by Top Experts

See the latest Oscar predictions of our famous pundits — Click Here. See the category rankings when their predictions are combined - Click Here. Sample below. Make your early picks now -- click here -- and change them later as the derby heats up.

Odds   View %  
Experts
1 BoyhoodBoyhood
7/2
2 BirdmanBirdman
6/1
3 SelmaSelma
13/2
4 The Imitation GameThe Imitation Game
8/1
5 The Theory of EverythingThe Theory of Everything
10/1
6 WhiplashWhiplash
16/1
7 The Grand Budapest HotelThe Grand Budapest Hotel
16/1
8 Gone GirlGone Girl
20/1
9 UnbrokenUnbroken
20/1
10 FoxcatcherFoxcatcher
20/1
See complete statistics by Clicking Here
Hot Links from the Web
Photo Galleries: Oscars, Emmys, ...
Latest Forum Posts
Grammy SOTY winners 2000-2014 elimi..
+ "Rolling In The Deep" - "Rehab""Rehab" by Amy Winehouse - 133"Rolling in the D..
Britney Spears music videos elimina..
+ Toxic- Work BitchToxic - 97I'm a Slave For U - 47Piece of Me - 25 Baby One..
Rihanna's music videos elimination ..
+ We Found Love- Man Down We Found Love - 72Man Down - 56Disturbia - 55 Whe..
Record Of The Year
Has Sia ever won a grammy for song writing before?
Lady Gaga music videos elimination ..
+ Bad Romance- Love GameBad Romance - 33You and I - 21The Edge of Glory - 17 Te..
Subscribe to our free news service

Advertisement