The 2022 Producers Guild of America Awards took place on Saturday, March 19 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The PGA has been one of the most reliable Oscar predictors around, thanks in large part to the fact that both the guild and the academy use the same voting system – the preferential ballot – to determine a Best Picture victor. Since 2009, PGA has forecast 9 of 12 Oscar champs.
This year, the guild overlapped with the academy on eight titles: “Belfast,” “CODA,” “Don’t Look Up,” “Dune,” “King Richard,” “Licorice Pizza,” “The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story.” The PGA lineup was rounded out by “Being the Ricardos” and “tick, tick…BOOM!,” which were swapped out for “Drive My Car” and “Nightmare Alley” at the Oscars.
For Best Animated Feature, the guild and the academy aligned four-for-five, with Oscar contenders “Encanto,” “Luca,” “The Mitchells vs the Machines” and “Raya and the Last Dragon” making the cut at both. Only Oscar nominee “Flee” was missing, with “Sing 2” taking its place at PGA.
On the TV side, the drama contenders were “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Morning Show,” “Squid Game,” “Succession” and “Yellowstone,” while the comedy nominees were “Cobra Kai,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Hacks,” “Only Murders in the Building” and “Ted Lasso.”
“Dopesick,” “Mare of Easttown,” “The Underground Railroad,” “WandaVision” and “The White Lotus” received bids in Best Limited Series, while “8-Bit Christmas,” “Come From Away,” “Oslo,” “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia,” “Single All the Way” and “Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free” earned nominations in Best TV Movie.
Below, check out our minute-by-minute report on this years PGA Awards winners list. (all times in PT.)
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6:30 p.m. — Guests begin arriving to the PGA Awards red carpet. So far we’ve seen Jude Hill (“Belfast”) looking snazzy in his red tux and Troy Kotsur and Marlee Matlin have arrived to cheer on “CODA.”
6:45 p.m. — Stars continue strolling down the red carpet in anticipation of tonight’s awards. Simon Rex (“Red Rocket”), David Alvarez (“West Side Story”) and Daniel Durant (“CODA”) are in the building!
7:00 p.m. — Visionary Award winner tonight, Issa Rae, is next to arrive. She’s followed closely by Oscar nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Encanto”) who is a PGA nominee tonight for “tick, tick…BOOM!,” Demi Singleton and Saniyya Sidney (“King Richard”). More directors and producers flow down the red carpet and hopefully we’ll get this show started on time!
7:15 p.m. — Things should be getting started soon inside the hotel ballroom. People are mingling, drinks are flowing and anticipation builds as people take their seats. Each category is exciting, but obviously Best Picture is the big one of the night. It could really help shed some light on who will win this year’s Oscar. For now, it appears as though dinner is being served and the first award might not be announced for another 45 minutes or so.
7:30 p.m. — Red carpet arrivals continue with Andrew Garfield (“tick, tick…BOOM!”), tonight’s Stanley Kramer Award winner Rita Moreno (“West Side Story”), “Squid Game’s” Jung Ho-Yeon, Jamie Dornan (“Belfast”) and Kerry Washington. “Dune” director and PGA nominee tonight Denis Villeneuve has also arrived to the ceremony. Will Smith (“King Richard”) smiles ear to ear with Venus Williams and Serena Williams on either side of him.
7:45 p.m. — Producers from “Cobra Kai” joke on Twitter about biding their time before they lose to “Ted Lasso” tonight. They must have been checking the Gold Derby odds.
7:52 p.m. — Alana Haim arrives with “Licorice Pizza” producer Sara Murphy. Next, the legendary duo of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas are photographed together. Lucas is the recipient of tonight’s Milestone Award. Spielberg is a nominee for “West Side Story.”
8:00 p.m. — Oscar nominee Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”) has arrived on the red carpet. Most people are now taking their seats and preparing for the ceremony to begin. There should be some awards handed out soon!
8:15 p.m. — The ceremony has started and there is no host. We expect this to all move slowly, so buckle up movie and TV fans! We will update winners as quickly as they happen. Keep refreshing the page for the most up-to-date winners.
8:23 p.m. — “Ted Lasso” takes the first trophy of the night for Best Comedy Series. The Apple TV+ series defeated “Cobra Kai,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Hacks” and “Only Murders in the Building.” Lin-Manuel Miranda presented the award.
8:27 p.m. — Linda Lavin gets a round of applause before she presents “Being the Ricardos” as a Best Picture nominee.
8:35 p.m. — Steven Spielberg is presenting George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy with the Milestone Award. He calls them two of his “lifelong friends” before handing them the PGAs most prestigious honor.
8:51 p.m. — Simon Rex presents the award for Best TV Reality Series to “RuPaul’s Drag Race”! They defeat “America’s Got Talent,” “Nailed It!,” “Top Chef,” and “The Voice.”
8:58 p.m. — The winner for Best TV Variety Program is “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” They defeat “Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” “Dave Chappelle: The Closer,” “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Saturday Night Live.”
9:45 p.m. — Ryan Murphy presents Greg Berlanti with the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television. Next, Meryl Streep took the stage and received a lively applause before presenting Best Picture nominee “Don’t Look Up.” Then another award is finally handed out. “Summer of Soul” has taken Best Documentary Feature!
10:12 p.m. — Casey Bloys is now presenting Issa Rae with the Visionary Award. Then Serena Williams takes the stage to present Best Non-Fiction Series to “The Beatles: Get Back.” They win out over “60 Minutes,” “Allen v. Farrow,” “Queer Eye” and “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy.”
10:28 p.m. — After Ewan McGregor introduces the In Memoriam tribute, Michelle Yeoh presents the award for Best TV Movie. The winner is “Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free.” This was an upset according to Gold Derby’s odds, but it prevails over “8-Bit Christmas,” “Come From Away,” “Oslo,” “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia” and “Single All the Way.”
10:40 p.m. — Denis Villeneuve presents the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures to Mary Parent. Next, “Mare of Easttown” wins Best TV Limited Series over “Dopesick,” “The Underground Railroad,” “WandaVision” and “The White Lotus.”
10:50 p.m. — Harvey Keitel introduces Best Picture nominee “The Power of the Dog” and gives a wave to Jane Campion. Next, Jessica Chastain introduces the final special honoree of the night, Rita Moreno. Moreno is being given the Stanley Kramer Award. The 90-year old legend danced her way all the way up onto the stage before joking, “My botox is tired!” She looks stunning.
11:05 p.m. — There are just three more awards left tonight! The winner of Best Animated Feature will be presented by Bryce Dallas Howard. The winner is “Encanto.” They beat out “Luca,” “The Mitchells vs. the Machines,” “Raya and the Last Dragon” and “Sing 2.”
11:15 p.m. — Andrew Garfield comes out to introduce Best Picture nominee “tick, tick…BOOM!” Next, Chris Pine comes out and presents the award for Best Drama Series to “Succession”! The HBO drama beat out “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Morning Show,” “Squid Game” and “Yellowstone.”
11:25 p.m. — David Alvarez introduces the final Best Picture nominee, “West Side Story.” Now, it’s finally time to find out who wins Best Picture. We’ve been waiting five hours for this moment. And the winner is…”CODA.” Wow! With the SAG Ensemble Award and now the PGA Award, is “CODA” now the Best Picture front-runner? That’s a wrap for tonight.
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