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List of film and TV nominees – Deadline

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It’s a wildly successful morning as far as the Producers Guild of America is concerned, as it unveiled the film and TV nominations on Thursday for its 34th annual PGA Awards.

profitable streaks Avatar: The Way of Water; Top Gun: Maverick and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever along with commercial successes Elvis, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and Everything everywhere at once all competed for nominations for the guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Theatrical Film Producer. Joining them on the list are Steven Spielberg The Fabelmans, Inisherin’s Banshees, Tanr and The whale.

(LR) ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’


With theatrical box office returns slowly recovering, and in some cases matching or surpassing pre-pandemic levels, the PGA is making a statement with a strong showing of blockbuster films, including no fewer than four sequels – which could be a record number for the organization’s film awards. . The PGA has always shown favoritism to films that score at the box office as opposed to critics’ groups, for example, and the big studio’s presence is particularly strong this year with Walt Disney Co accounting for Marvel’s Black Panther sequel, the long-awaited film of the 20th century avatar follow-up and spotlights banshees; universal with fabelmans and focus features’ Tanr; paramount represented by The Top Gun sequel 36 years in the making; and Warner’s Elvis.

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

This stellar showing for the studios didn’t leave much room for the indies, but the A24 scored much as expected with the out-of-the-box feel. Everything everywhere at once, and also perhaps the most surprising candidate of the bunch The whale, an intimate drama discussed primarily by SAG Award-nominated, Oscar-praised performance by Brendan Fraser as a 600-pound man desperately trying to reconnect with his teenage daughter. Netflix made the list with just Rian Johnson’s follow-up to its box office juggernaut knives out, which over the Thanksgiving break had a full unorthodox performance week of “previews” on all three major streaming chains where it did very well, and is now climbing the charts of top movies to watch on the streamer since it began airing on Netflix just before Christmas.

Netflix also has a favorite among the PGA Animated Feature nominees with Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro. Also nominated are Pixar/Disney’s Turning Red; DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots: The Last Wish; A24, again playing in the big guys’ sandbox with Marcel the shell with shoes; and according to the PGA’s Love Affair with Money, Universal/Illumination’s Biggest Animated Blockbuster of 2022 Minions: The Rise of Gruwhich received its first mention in major awards here.

‘Glass onion: a mystery between knives’

John Wilson/Netflix

Not making the PGA Top 10 Films list is Babylon, Triangle of Sorrow, and foreign language titles All Quiet on the Western Front, and from india RRR — the last two have big Best Picture Oscar discussions, but the PGA rarely nominates foreign-language films. Also missing are all of the female-directed films from 2022, including the acclaimed Women Talking, The Woman King, Up and She said, an unfortunate pattern set on Wednesday with the DGA’s announcement.

The PGA has a strong track record in matching the Academy Awards, as they both have 10 Best Picture nominees. Last year, the PGA matched eight out of 10 with the Academy Awards (for which they also rate eligible producers), and both groups agreed on the Best Picture winner, CODE In the previous year, they also combined with nomadic landand for 2018 with Green Book. For 2019, however, the PGA chose 1917, while the Academy went with Parasite.

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‘The White Lotus’


On the TV side, with last year’s drama (Succession) and comedy (Ted Bow) winners who are not in the mix, the main categories are up for grabs. For the Norman Felton Drama Award, the nominees are all newcomers to the race: AMC’s Final Seasons Better call Saul and Netflix ozark along with Disney+ walkerApple TV+ Separation and HBO Max The White Lotus. The latter competed in the limited series category a year ago.

With white lotus changed, nominees for Limited Series are from Netflix Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and Inventing Annafrom Hulu the abandonment and Pam & Tommyand Disney+ Obiwan Kenobi.

‘Abbott Elementary’

ABC / Prashant Gupta

In the running for the Danny Thomas Comedy Award, nominees include ABC series Abbott Elementary which won the Golden Globe earlier this week along with HBO Max’s barry and hacksFX The bear and from Hulu Only murders in the building.

Two year-old winners are back in their respective categories: HBO Emmy Champion Last week tonight with John Oliver returns with a name in Live Entertainment/Variety/Sketch/Stand-up/Talk Television, while RuPaul’s Drag Race is back defending in the field of Outstanding Television Producers of Games and Competitions, where it faces, among others, Prime Video’s Beware of Lizzo’s Big Grrrls which took the Outstanding Competition Emmy in September.

Below is the full list of nominees for the 2023 PGA Awards, including the Documentary, Sports, Kids and Short Form categories, which were revealed last month.

2023 PGA Awards

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Theatrical Film Producer

Avatar: The Way of Water

Inisherin’s Banshees

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


Everything everywhere at once

The Fabelmans

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery


Top Gun: Maverick

The whale

Featured Producer in Theatrical Animation Films

Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro

Marcel the Shell with shoes

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

turning red

Norman Felton Award for Best Episodic Television Producer – Drama


Better call Saul



The White Lotus

Danny Thomas Award for Best Television Episode Producer – Comedy

Abbott Elementary


The bear


Only murders in the building

David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of a Television Limited Series or Anthology

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

the abandonment

Inventing Anna

obi wan kenobi

Pam & Tommy

Best Television or Broadcast Film Producer

Fire Island

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Stranger: The Al Yankovic Story

Best Non-Fiction Television Producer

30 for 30

60 minutes

American Dream by George Carlin

Lucy and Desi

Stanley Tucci: In Search of Italy

Best Live Entertainment, Variety, Sketch, Standup & Talk Television Producer

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel live!

Last week tonight with John Oliver

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

saturday night live

Best Game and Competition Television Producer

The amazing Race

Lizzo beware of the big Grrrls

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars

Best Chef

The voice

Best Documentary Film Producer

everything that breathes


fire of love


Nothing compares


the territory

Outstanding Sports Program

Formula 1: Drive to Survive

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Detroit Lions

Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers


Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Come Off

Outstanding Children’s Program

Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock

Green eggs and ham

Sesame Street

Snoopy Presents: It’s the Little Things, Charlie Brown

Waffles + Mochi’s Restaurant

Excellent Short Form Program

Better Call Saul: Training for Filmmakers

Love, Death + Robots

Only Murders in the Building: One Killer Question

Sesame Street #ComingTogether Word of the Day Series

Tales of the Jedi