The 27th Producers Guild Awards took place on Saturday evening. A major pit stop in the Oscar season, the PGA top prize is typically highly predictive over what may prevail in the Best Picture race at the upcoming Academy Awards. Voted on by producers, the PGA top prize is voted on in a nearly identical fashion to how the Academy determines Best Picture. The producers ended up choosing The Big Short as their top prize winner, in a somewhat surprising move.
The PGA selected Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Sicario, Spotlight and Straight Outta Compton as their picks for best film of 2015. While the Producers Guild nominates an even ten instead of the Academy’s five to ten (this year the Oscars annointed eight), the only films missing from the eventual Oscar line-up were Ex Machina, Sicario and Straight Outta Compton; Room squeezed in with the Academy.
Check out the full list of film winners below:
DARRYL F. ZANUCK AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCER OF THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
The Big Short– Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
OUTSTANDING PRODUCER OF ANIMATED THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Inside Out– Jonas Rivera
OUTSTANDING PRODUCER OF DOCUMENTARY THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Amy– James Gay-Rees
STANLEY KRAMER AWARD: The Hunting Ground– Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering
VISIONARY AWARD: Industrial Light & Magic
DAVID O. SELZNICK AWARD: David Heyman
MILESTONE AWARD: Jim Gianopulos