No offense to the Omaha Confederated Teachers and Plumbers Guild of Amateur Film Critics, but I have a feeling that their choice of Paul Blart: Mall Cop won’t influence the Academy. Of course, neither will the decision of the Austin Film Critics Association to hand the award to The Hurt Locker.
There are a ton of awards out there, and for those keeping score, Kathryn Bigelow’s drama about the day-to-day pressures of a bomb squad unit in Baghdad has already won 51 of them. Last night marked 52.
This time it’s from the Producers Guild of America which – for obvious reasons – should actually have an impact on the Award Buzz Tracking that film fans so love to do. I’m not knocking the Kalamazoo Film Fanatics, but the PGA decision will have meaningful ramifications for the big game.
In addition to The Hurt Locker, Producers also chose Up as Best Animated Picture in a shocking move that no one could have seen coming back in May, and they chose The Cove as Best Documentary.
Who else won? Why, a complete list of winners might be handy right about now. Winners are in bold.
The Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television – Comedy
The Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television – Drama
The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Non-Fiction Television
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the “D” List
This American Life
The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Live Entertainment and Competition Television
The Colbert Report*
The David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television
Prayers for Bobby
The Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures
The Hurt Locker*
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Up in the Air
The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
Soundtrack for a Revolution