Thursday, January 5, 2012

And the Nominees are...

written by Stephen Escudero

Award season is about to stir up and the Producers Guild has announced nominees for 2011.The list gives us a pretty clear ideas which movies struck a chord this year and which didn't.

I will highlight our personal favorites in deifferent colors.
Stephen     Danielle     Derrick

The following is the presse realease send out by the Producers Guild of America


LOS ANGELES, CA (January 3, 2012) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture and long-form television nominations for the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards. The categories include: The Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures; The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures; and The David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television. The documentary film category and other television category nominations were already announced by the Guild in December 2011.
All 2012 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on January 21, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This year, the Producers Guild will also award special honors to Leslie Moonves (Milestone Award), Steven Spielberg (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), Don Mischer (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Stan Lee (Vanguard Award), and IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (The Stanley Kramer Award). The 2012 Producers Guild Awards co-chairs are Paula Wagner and Michael Manheim.

The 2012 Producers Guild nominated films and television programs are listed below in alphabetical order by category, along with producers. The producers’ names listed for each nominated production are listed in alphabetical order and are not necessarily the proper order of credits.
The theatrical motion picture nominees are:

Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures:

THE ARTIST Producer: Thomas Langmann

BRIDESMAIDSProducers: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend
I wish I had watched all these movies but I haven't, yet. Keeping that in mind, I think this was the hardest film to produce on paper and deserves alot of credit  for not being a different film. Apatow took his brand of raunchy dialogue from the mouths of overweight, sweaty, jew-froed, unshaven men and shoved it into a bunch of pretty, sometimes sweaty, well grromed, and extremely talented women. Which worked perfectly and has forever disproven any douchebag guys comment that women are not as funny as men. Cause they are and can be and they probably smell nicer. Probably.

THE DESCENDANTS Producers: Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Producers: Ceán Chaffin, Scott Rudin



THE HELP Producers: Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green

HUGO Producers: Graham King, Martin Scorsese

THE IDES OF MARCH Producers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Brian Oliver

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Producers: Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum

MONEYBALL Producers: Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Brad Pitt

WAR HORSE Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg

The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion
Pictures:

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN Producers: Peter Jackson, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg
Peter Jackson, and Steven Spielberg...Holy fuck how can it not win.

CARS 2 Producer: Denise Ream

KUNG FU PANDA 2 Producer: Melissa Cobb

PUSS IN BOOTS Producers: Joe M. Aguilar, Latifa Ouaou

RANGO Producers: John B. Carls, Gore Verbinski

The television nominees are:
The David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television:


“Cinema Verite” (HBO) Producers: Zanne Devine, Karyn McCarthy


“Downton Abbey” (Masterpiece) (PBS) Producers: Julian Fellowes, Nigel Marchant, Gareth Neame

“The Kennedys” (ReelzChannel) Producers: Jon Cassar, Jonathan Koch, Stephen Kronish, Steve Michaels, Michael Prupas, Jamie Paul Rock, Joel Surnow

“Mildred Pierce” (HBO) Producers: Todd Haynes, Pamela Koffler, Ilene S. Landress, Christine Vachon

“Too Big To Fail” (HBO) Producers: Carol Fenelon, Jeffrey Levine, Paula Weinstein


*The Long-Form Television category encompasses both movies of the week and mini-series.
In December 2011, the Producers Guild of America announced the Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture, Television Series and Non-Fiction Television Nominations; the following list includes complete producer credits.

The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:

BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST Producers: Michael Rapaport, Edward Parks (*additional producers eligibility pending arbitration completion)

BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK Producer: Philip Gefter

PROJECT NIM Producer: Simon Chinn

SENNA Producer: James Gay-Rees

THE UNION Producers: Cameron Crowe, Michelle Panek

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


“30 Rock” (NBC) Producers: Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Marci Klein, Jerry Kupfer, Lorne Michaels, David Miner, Jeff Richmond, John Riggi, Don Scardino
Tracy Jordan and his entourage  always kill me with their level of ludicrousness. Kenneth the Page needs his own spin-off, and Jack Donaghy needs his own film, he is eighty-four percent hilarious quotes

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) Producers: Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro, Faye Oshima, Bill Prady

“Glee” (FOX) Producers: Ian Brennan, Dante Di Loreto, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Kenneth Silverstein

“Modern Family” (ABC) Producers: Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Morton, Jeffrey Richman, Dan O’Shannon, Brad Walsh, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker

“Parks and Recreation” (NBC) Producers: Greg Daniels, Dan Goor, Howard Klein, Amy Poehler, Morgan Sackett, Michael Schur
Aziz owns that show.

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

“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO) Producers: Eugene Kelly, Howard Korder, Stephen Levinson, Martin Scorsese, Rudd Simmons, Tim Van Patten, Terence Winter

“Dexter” (Showtime) Producers: Sara Colleton, John Goldwyn, Chip Johannessen, Robert Lloyd Lewis Dexter is always good every year you can depend on that. However, sometimes it can be very good, or great, or very great. This year I thought it was pretty great. The Doomsday Killer did not dissapoint in the least, in fact I felt the level of his insanity and his personal character twist saved the season. Mos Def as Brother Sam was so damn loveable and cool I wish that the character could come back some how. Michael C. Hall had some great moments to shine in 2011 with Dexter's High School Reunion, Dexter's Nebraska trip, and Dexter's fatherly side. Hopefully next season will get an episode where Dexter borrows Batista's Smokey and the Bandit cars for some sweet car chase bad assery.


“Game of Thrones” (HBO)Producers: David Benioff, Frank Doelger, Mark Huffam, Carolyn Strauss, D.B. Weiss I have to catch up with Game of Thrones before next season.  Urrggh


“The Good Wife” (CBS) Producers: Brooke Kennedy, Michelle King, Robert King, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David W. Zucker

“Mad Men” (AMC)Producers: Jonathan Abrahams, Scott Hornbacher, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Blake McCormick, Dwayne Shattuck, Dahvi Waller, Matthew Weiner

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television:


“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central) Producers: Meredith Bennett, Stephen T. Colbert, Richard Dahm, Tanya Michnevich Bracco, Tom Purcell, Jon Stewart (*additional producers eligibility pending arbitration completion)
Colbert owns, I wish he was a viable GOP candidate. I'd rather see a comedian in office than any of the republican candidates I've seen so far.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (Syndicated) Producers: Mary Connelly, Ellen DeGeneres, Melissa Geiger Schrift, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner, Kevin A. Leman II, Jonathan Norman, Derek Westervelt

"Real Time with Bill Maher"(HBO) Producers: Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Dean Johnsen, Bill Maher, Billy Martin I used to find Bill Maher unwatchable when I was young and new nothing of the world. Now I know things and I realize Bill Maher is cool and kind of right sometimes

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Producers: Ken Aymong, Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney
I love SNL have all my life and recent;y they've been kicking ass. I know they are long in the tooth but they deserve the credit because sometimes their amazing past can overshadow the present.


“The 64th Annual Tony Awards” (CBS) Producers: Ricky Kirshner, Glenn Weiss Really? Is this worth nominating it comes on once a year .

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television:
(competitive telivision really? uggh)

“The Amazing Race” (CBS) Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Elise Doganieri, Jonathan Littman, Bertram van Munster, Mark Vertullo

“American Idol” (FOX) Producers: Charles Boyd, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Simon Fuller, Patrick Lynn, Nigel Lythgoe, Megan Michaels, Ken Warwick
I don't watch any of these shows but my mom does and she said to pick American Idol...lol.

“Dancing with the Stars” (ABC) Producers: Ashley Edens Shaffer, Conrad Green, Joe Sungkur, Rob Wade

“Project Runway” (Lifetime) Producers: Jane Cha Cutler, Desiree Gruber, Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Jonathan Murray, Sara Rea, Colleen Sands

“Top Chef” (Bravo) Producers: Daniel Cutforth, Casey Kriley, Jane Lipsitz, Dan Murphy, Nan Strait

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:

“30 for 30” (ESPN)Producers: John Dahl, Connor Schell, Bill Simmons Good pick Derrick.

“American Masters” (PBS) Producers: Susan Lacy, Julie Sacks

“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” (Travel Channel)Producers: Christopher Collins, Julie Lei, Lydia Tenaglia, Tom Vitale Anthony Bourdain is such a great character he deserves his own show oh wait he has one and it is awesome.

“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery Channel) Producers: Thom Beers, Jeff Conroy, John Gray, Sheila McCormack, Ethan Prochnik, Bill Pruitt, Matt Renner

“Undercover Boss” (CBS) Producers: Chris Carlson, Susan Hoenig, Eli Holzman, Sandi Johnson, Stephen Lambert, Allison Schermerhorn

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