2015 Producers Guild Nominations Announced: ‘Nightcrawler’ & ‘Foxcatcher’ Among Usual Suspects


2015 Producers Guild Award nominations

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) have announced their film and television nominations for the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards, with winners set to be announced on January 24 and they couldn’t have come at a better time… for me at least.

I have been spending the last couple of days working on my 2015 Oscar predictions, finally adding predictions for the categories I had not yet set live and putting final touches on those I’ve had live since March of last year. The Oscar nomination ballots close this coming Thursday, January 8 and you better believe I’m looking at this list to get a better idea of what the industry is thinking.

Overall, there aren’t any real surprises, though one film continues to make a strong big for a nomination, that being Dan Gilroy‘s Nightcrawler, which has continued to perform well in the precursor nominations. We also see a nomination for Foxcatcher and no nomination for Angelina Jolie‘s Unbroken, which continues to put that film’s chances at a nomination in question all while it performs quite well at the box office.

Over the weekend I added Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper to my list of Best Picture nominees as it continues to turn in amazing numbers in limited release and has done reasonably well with critics. As for the Selma absence, Paramount has really dropped the ball and I dropped it on my charts this weekend… it will get a Best Picture nomination, but no win.

I will be writing up more about my current Oscar predictions later today, but you can see the lists as I work on them right here. Otherwise, the PGA nominations in film and television are all listed below.

Feature Film Nominations

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

  • American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Boyhood (IFC Films)
  • Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Gone Girl (20th Century Fox)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)
  • Nightcrawler (Open Road Films)
  • The Theory of Everything (Focus Features)
  • Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classics)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

  • Big Hero 6 (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • The Book of Life (20th Century Fox)
  • The Boxtrolls (Focus Features)
  • How To Train Your Dragon 2 (20th Century Fox)
  • The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

  • The Green Prince (Music Box Films)
  • Life Itself (Magnolia Pictures)
  • Merchants of Doubt (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Particle Fever (Abramorama/BOND 360)
  • Virunga (Netflix)

Television Nominations

The Long-Form Television category encompasses both movies of the week and mini-series

  • “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)
  • “Fargo” (FX)
  • “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
  • “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” (PBS)
  • “Sherlock” (PBS)

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama

  • “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
  • “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
  • “Game Of Thrones” (HBO)
  • “House Of Cards” (Netflix)
  • “True Detective” (HBO)

The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy

  • “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
  • “Louie” (FX)
  • “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • “Orange Is The New Black” (Netflix)
  • “Veep” (HBO)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television

  • “30 For 30” (ESPN)
  • “American Masters” (PBS)
  • “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” (CNN)
  • “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” (FOX/NatGeo)
  • “Shark Tank” (ABC)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television

  • “The Amazing Race” (CBS)
  • “Dancing With The Stars” (ABC)
  • “Project Runway” (Lifetime)
  • “Top Chef” (Bravo)
  • “The Voice” (NBC)

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television

  • “The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)
  • “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
  • “Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)
  • “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program

  • “24/7” (HBO)
  • “Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Atlanta Falcons” (HBO)
  • “Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals” (HBO)
  • “Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March To Brazil” (ESPN)
  • “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” (HBO)

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program

  • “Dora The Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
  • “Sesame Street” (PBS)
  • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Nickelodeon)
  • “Toy Story OF TERROR!” (ABC)
  • “Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts Masterclass” (HBO)

The Award for Outstanding Digital Series

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