The odds of winning an Oscar for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ have skyrocketed. Alongside Steven Spielberg’s “The Favermans,” “Inisherin’s Banshees,” “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” and “Tar,” the high-flying blockbusters are all among the Producers Guild of America’s finest. The organization said Thursday that it has been nominated for the honor.
All five earned top nominations at the Directors Guild on Wednesday. “The Fabelmans” and “Banshees” also won big at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this week.
The Producers Guild nominates 10 films each year for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Theatrical Film Producer. Also nominated were Avatar: Path of Water, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Elvis, Glass Onion: Mysterious Knife, and Whale. Come on the morning of the Oscar nominations on January 24th.
In general, the PGA picks do a good job of predicting the Oscar Best Picture nominees and winners. Last year, the group awarded the production teams for “CODA,” “Encanto,” and “Summer of Soul,” winning Oscars in their respective categories.
As with the Directors Guild Group, the 10 PGA-nominated films this year were all directed by men, overlooking critically acclaimed features by female directors such as ‘The Woman King’ and ‘Women Talking’. . Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon” also missed the cut.
In the Animation category, Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro, Marcel the Crustacean in Shoes, Minions: Rise of Gru, Cat in Boots: Last Wish, and Turning Red. Nominated. Documentary nominees included Oscar-finalist films such as ‘Descendants’, ‘The Flame of Love’, ‘Navalny’, ‘All That Breathe’, ‘Territory’ and ‘Retrograde’. But what was particularly missing was Laura Poitras’ Golden Lion winner, “All Beauty and Blood”.
The PGA also certifies television programming, including series, anthologies, documentaries, talk shows, children’s shows and game shows. Nominated TV dramas include ‘Andor’, ‘Better Call Saul’, ‘Ozark’, ‘Severance’ and ‘The White Lotus’. The comedies were “Abbott Elementary School,” “Barry,” “The Bear,” “The Hux,” and “Only Murders in the Building.”
Feature films nominated under the TV and Streaming banner were ‘Fire Island’, ‘Hocus Pocus 2’, ‘Pinocchio’, ‘Play’ and ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’.
A nonprofit trade organization, the PGA represents more than 8,500 producers working in film, television and new media.
Awards will be distributed at a non-television ceremony on February 25th in Los Angeles. At this ceremony, Tom Cruise will receive his David O. Selznick Achievement Award.
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