NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Producers Guild of America Tuesday unveiled nominees for their film and television awards with “The Social Network” and “The King’s Speech” among nominees for best-produced movie.
Those two films were joined by “127 Hours,” “Black Swan,” “Inception,” “The Fighter,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The Town,” “Toy Story 3,” and “True Grit” on the PGA’s list of top films as Hollywood counts the days until the February 27 Oscars, the industry’s biggest movie awards held in Los Angeles.
Producers Guild and other industry honors can provide a lift to theater ticket sales and Oscar chances because many members of the PGA also belong to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose members cast votes for the Oscars.
The PGA picks for best documentary were “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” about the former New York governor’s hiring of prostitutes, Rwandan genocide tale “Earth Made of Glass,” as well as “Inside Job” that aims to explain the banking crisis.
“Smash His Camera” about celebrity-chasing photographer Ron Galella, “The Tillman Story,” that examines the death of U.S. football star-turned soldier Pat Tillman in Afghanistan and “Waiting for Superman,” that details the failures of the U.S. educational system, rounded out the documentary nominees.
The honor for best-produced animated movie puts “Despicable Me,” up against “How To Train Your Dragon,” and “Toy Story 3.”
But the PGA’s top honor is best feature film, a category that many of its nominees including Facebook drama “The Social Network,” “The King’s Speech” and family comedy “The Kids Are All Right,” have already been put up for several other industry awards and are tipped to feature at the Oscars.
The PGA also recognizes work for U.S. television programs. In the category for best production of a TV drama, “Breaking Bad,” will compete against “Dexter,” “Lost,” “Mad Men,” and “True Blood.”
Nominees for TV comedy went to the producers of ”30 Rock,“ Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Glee,” “Modern Family,” and “The Office.”
The Producers Guild of America hands out its awards at a gala ceremony in Los Angeles on January 22.
Reporting by Christine Kearney, editing by Patricia Reaney