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Beverly Hills News – Nominees Include “La La Land” for Producers Guild of America Award

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 – 12:26 PM

(CNS) – Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice winner “La La Land” was among the 10 nominees announced Tuesday for the Producers Guild of America Award for theatrical motion pictures, an honor that has traditionally foreshadowed glory on Oscar night.

Nominated for the guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Produder of Theatrical Motion Pictures were the producers  of “Arrival,” “Deadpool,” “Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hell or High Water,” “Hidden Figures,” “La La Land,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight.”

“Moonlight” won the Golden Globe Sunday night for best drama film, while “La La Land” won for best musical/comedy film.

Nominated by the PGA for outstanding animated film were the producers of “Finding Dory,” “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Moana,” “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Zootopia.”

For documentary films, nominations went to the producers of “Dancer,” “The Eagle Huntress,” “Life, Animated,” “O.J.: Made in America” and “Tower.”

The PGA’s motion picture award has traditionally been an indicator of which film will win the Oscar for best picture. Since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the PGA expanded from five to 10 nominees, no film had won the best picture Oscar without first winning the PGA Award — until last year. The PGA Award last year went to “The Big Short,” but the Oscar went to “Spotlight.”

The PGA Awards will be presented Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton.

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