The Producers Guild of America has raised the curtain on its 33rd annual PGA Awards, which are being handed out tonight at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Deadline is updating the winners live as each of the 10 categories is announced; see the list below.
Apple TV+’s awards-season juggernaut Ted Lasso was the first tonight winner, taking Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy. RuPaul’s Drag Race followed with a win for Outstanding Producer of Game and Competition Television, and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver took the Live Entertainment, Variety, Sketch, Stand-up, and Talk Television prize,
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The 10 films up for the marquee Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures tonight are Being the Ricardos, Belfast, CODA, Don’t Look Up, Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, The Power of the Dog, tick, tick… BOOM! and West Side Story. That mirrors the Best Picture Oscar field except for drive my car, which made the Academy’s list instead of tick, tick… BOOM!
The guild’s trophy show covers theatrical motion pictures, animated features, TV series and specials and televised/streamed motion pictures. See the PGA’s film nominees here, the TV noms here and the winners of the sports, children’s, shortform and innovation categories — which were handed out Monday — here.
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The PGAs traditionally are the first guild awards show of the season, and this year it initially was set for February 26 — the night before the SAG Awards. But the Omicron surge forced postponement of the ceremony to tonight, and as a result, this is the first time the Producers Guild Awards will be held during final Oscar voting.
That’s particularly important because the PGAs generally follow in lock-step with AMPAS. This show also has 10 nominees for Best Picture and uses the same ranked-choice system as the Oscars does for Best Picture only — meaning that voters must list their choices from 1 being favorite to 10 being least favorite. Thus, the PGA is the group most likely to get a similar choice as the Oscars for Best Picture. And a win for anything other than The Power of the Dog could upend the Best Picture Oscar race with half a week of voting left. An upset could come from any direction, and the ranked-choice accounting method makes predicting the top PGA winner complicated.
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Nomadland took the marquee PGA Award last year en route to winning Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
The night’s first tribute was for Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars patriarch George Lucas, who received the Milestone Award from their longtime friend Steven Spielberg.
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DC TV universe czar Greg Berlanti received the Norman Lear Award from his old pal Ryan Murphy, who called him “the natural successor to Norman Lear.”
three others are set for special honors tonight: DC TV universe czar Greg Berlanti (Norman Lear Award), EGOT-winning actress Rita Moreno (Stanley Kramer Award), Legendary vice chair and Dune Oscar nominee Mary Parent (David O. Selznick Award) and Insecure creator-star Issa Rae (Visionary Award).
Here are the winners announced so far at the 2022 PGA Awards, followed by the nominees in the remaining categories:
Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment, Variety, Sketch, Stand-up, and Talk Television
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (Season 8)
Award for Outstanding Producer of Game and Competition Television
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 13)
Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television — Comedy
Ted Lasso (Season 2)
Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures
The First Wave
In the Same Breath
Simple as Water
Summer of Soul (… or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Writing With Fire
Award for Outstanding Producer of Nonfiction Television
60 Minutes (Season 54)
Allen v. Farrow (Season 1)
The Beatles: Get Back (Season 1)
Queer Eye (Season 6)
Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (Season 1)
Award for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures
Come From Away
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
Single All the Way
Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free — The Making of Wildflowers
David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited-Series Television
Mare of Easttown
The Underground Railroad
The White Lotus
Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon
Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television — Drama
The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 4)
The Morning Show (Season 2)
Squid Game (Season 1)
Succession (Season 3)
Yellowstone (Season 4)
Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Being the Ricardos
Don’t Look Up
The Power of the Dog
Tick, Tick … Boom!
West Side Story