Anatomy of a Fall, Barbie, Oppenheimer

Nominations for the 2024 Producers Guild of America Awards have been announced with the surprise of two international titles — Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall” and Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest” — the first time two international titles have been nominated by the guild.

The lineup includes many of the Oscars‘ usual suspects as voting for nominations is underway. Rounding out the noms are “American Fiction,” “Barbie,” “The Holdovers,” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Maestro,” “Oppenheimer,” “Past Lives” and “Poor Things.”

After being shut out of the SAG nominations, indie distributor A24 is the only studio to land two films in the top category with “Past Lives” and “The Zone of Interest.”

When the Academy expanded its best picture lineup from five to 10 nominees in 2009, the PGA duplicated the move. Since then, the guild has averaged eight of its 10 nominees translating to an Oscar Best Picture nod. However, last year saw only seven, with “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story,” and “The Whale” failing to translate in favor of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Triangle of Sadness” and “Women Talking.”

This is a tad worrisome as the 10 films recognized are heavily predicted by pundits to be the eventual best picture lineup, meaning one or two could be vulnerable. The only times the PGA and the Oscars have matched were three times during the sliding scale years when they recognized eight or nine movies: 2016, 2018, and 2019. In the years of a guaranteed 10, they missed two or more.

On the TV side, Netflix led with series such as “All the Light We Cannot See,” “The Crown” and “Beef,” garnering recognition while Max had a strong showing with “The Last of Us,” “Succession” and the television movie, “Reality.”

The documentary feature nominees were previously announced, which include films from the Oscars shortlist, including “American Symphony” and “Beyond Utopia,” in addition to “The Mother of All Lies,” which is part of the international feature 15 finalists, along with “20 Days in Mariupol” that is on both lists. The other nominees are “The Disappearance of Shere Hite,” “Smoke Sauna Sisterhood” and “Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis).”

All winners will be recognized at the 35th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Feb. 25 in a ceremony produced by Anchor Street Collective and executive-produced by Branden Chapman and Carleen Cappelletti.

The complete list of nominees is below.

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

  • “American Fiction” (MGM)
  • “Anatomy of a Fall” (Neon)
  • “Barbie” (Warner Bros.)
  • “The Holdovers” (Focus Features)
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon” (Apple Original Films/Paramount Pictures)
  • “Maestro” (Netflix)
  • “Oppenheimer” (Universal Pictures)
  • “Past Lives” (A24)
  • “Poor Things” (Searchlight Pictures)
  • “The Zone of Interest” (A24)

Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

  • “The Boy and the Heron” (GKids)
  • “Elemental” (Pixar)
  • “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” (Sony Pictures)
  • “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (Illumination/Universal Pictures)
  • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” (Paramount Pictures)

Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama

  • “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • “The Diplomat” (Netflix)
  • “The Last of Us” (Max)
  • “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)
  • “Succession” (Max)

Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy

  • “Barry” (Max)
  • “The Bear” (FX)
  • “Jury Duty” (Amazon Freevee)
  • “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
  • “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)

David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited or Anthology Series Television

  • “All the Light We Cannot See” (Netflix)
  • “Beef” (Netflix)
  • “Daisy Jones and the Six” (Prime Video)
  • “Fargo” (FX)
  • “Lessons in Chemistry” (Apple TV+)

Award for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures

  • “Black Mirror: Beyond the Sea” (Netflix)
  • “Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie” (Paramount+)
  • “Quiz Lady”
  • “Reality” (Max)
  • “Red, White & Royal Blue” (Prime Video)

Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television

  • “60 Minutes”
  • “The 1619 Project” (Hulu)
  • “Albert Brooks: Defending My Life”
  • “Being Mary Tyler Moore” (Max)
  • “Welcome to Wrexham” (FX)

Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment, Variety, Sketch, Standup & Talk Television

  • “Carol Burnett: 90 Years Of Laughter + Love” (NBC)
  • “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage” (Netflix)
  • “Dave Chappelle: The Dreamer” (Netflix)
  • “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (Max) 
  • “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television

  • “The Amazing Race” (CBS)
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (MTV)
  • “Squid Game: The Challenge” (Netflix)
  • “Top Chef” (Bravo)
  • “The Voice” (NBC)

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program

  • 100 Foot Wave 
  • Beckham 
  • Formula 1: Drive to Survive 
  • Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the New York Jets 
  • Shaun White: The Last Run 

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program

  • Goosebumps 
  • Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai 
  • Sesame Street 
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch 
  • The Velveteen Rabbit

The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program

  • Carpool Karaoke: The Series
  • I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson 
  • The Last of Us: Inside the Episode 
  • Only Murders in the Building: One Killer Question 
  • Succession: Controlling the Narrative 

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