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Producers Guild Awards Nominees: 2017

The Producers Guild of America announced their award nominees today. They’re a pretty major Best Picture barometer, as the last five years demonstrates:

  • 2012: They matched the Oscar nominees 8/9, missing Amour (which most likely wasn’t PGA eligible).
  • 2013: They matched the Oscar nominees 8/9, missing Philomena.
  • 2014: They matched the Oscar nominees 7/8, missing Selma.
  • 2015: They matched the Oscar nominees 7/8, missing Room.
  • 2016: They matched the Oscar nominees 9/9.

That’s a pretty impressive rate of prediction. And of the four films they’ve missed, three were Globe nominees for Best Picture – Drama, which makes my job all the easier.

So let’s see what they’ve got for us this year.

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Producers Guild Award Nominees: 2016

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Could Mel have found his way back into the industry’s good graces?

And now the Producers Guild chimes in. They’re traditionally a very solid barometer of most, but not all, of the Best Picture nominees. I’ll get into more in a moment, but first, the nominees:

  • Arrival
  • Deadpool
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Manchester By the Sea
  • Moonlight

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Producers Guild Nominees: 2015

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They’ve got reason to celebrate.

The Producers Guild Awards are generally considered a pretty vital precursor, especially since their list of 10 usually syncs up fairly closely with the Best Picture nominees–and their winner usually has to be considered the frontrunner to win the Oscar.

Let’s take a look at their list:

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Ex Machina
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Sicario
  • Spotlight 
  • Straight Outta Compton

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