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"Avatar," "District 9" Among PGA Nods; "Serious," "Nine" Snubbed

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 5, 2010 at 2:30AM

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the ten nominations for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures category that will advance in the voting process for the 21st Annual PGA Awards, which will take place on Sunday, January 24th at the Hollywood Palladium.
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The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the ten nominations for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures category that will advance in the voting process for the 21st Annual PGA Awards, which will take place on Sunday, January 24th at the Hollywood Palladium.

While expected nominees like "Avatar," "Up in the Air" and "The Hurt Locker" all made the cut, Joel & Ethan Coen's "A Serious Man," Rob Marshall's "Nine," and Oren Moverman's "The Messenger" were all snubbed. In their place were summer box office hits "Star Trek" and "District 9."

The PGA has correctly chosen Oscar's best picture 13 of the past 20 years, and last year they lined up with "Slumdog Millionaire." Last year, they got 4 out of 5 nominations correction, giving "The Dark Knight" a nomination that the Academy gave to "The Reader." This year, like the Academy, the PGA expanded their top award to ten nominations.

The PGA also announced nominees in other categories including: the PGA Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, the PGA Producer of the Year Award in Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures; and the David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television. Pixar's "Up" was the only film to manage nominations in more than one category, taking both a nomination for overall Producer of the Year and in the specified animation category.

The nominated films and programs are listed below in alphabetical order by category, along with producers. The producers' names listed for each nominated production are listed in alphabetical order and are not necessarily the proper order of credits.

Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures:

Avatar
Producers: James Cameron, Jon Landau

District 9
Producers: Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson

An Education
Producers: Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey

The Hurt Locker
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

Inglourious Basterds
Producer: Lawrence Bender

Invictus
Producers: Clint Eastwood, Rob Lorenz, Lori McCreary , Mace Neufeld

Precious
Producers: Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness

Star Trek
Producers: J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof

Up
Producer: Jonas Rivera

Up In The Air
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

PGA Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

9
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

Coraline
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

The Princess and the Frog
Producer: Peter Del Vecho

Up
Producer: Jonas Rivera


PGA Producer of the Year Award in Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:

Burma VJ
Producer: Lise Lense-Moller

The Cove
Producers: Paula DuPre Pesman, Fisher Stevens

Sergio
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

Soundtrack For a Revolution
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination


David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television:

Georgia O'Keeffe
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

Grey Gardens
Producers: David Coatsworth, Lucy Donnelly, Rachael Horovitz, Michael Sucsy

Little Dorrit
Producers: Lisa Osborne, Anne Pivcevic

Prayers For Bobby
Producers: Stanley M. Brooks, Damian Ganczewski, David Permut, Daniel Sladek, Chris Taaffe

The Prisoner
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

Taking Chance
Producers: Lori Keith Douglas, Ross Katz, Brad Krevoy, Cathy Wischner-Sola





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