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‘Succession,’ ‘1917’ among top winners at Producers Guild Awards

“1917” continued its string of main awards season wins on Saturday night time, incomes the Producers Guild of America award for finest image. Coupled with its win for finest image, drama at the Golden Globes, the WWI film is formally the entrance runner for Oscar’s top prize.

“It’s a movie that could be a tribute to all those that stood to guard the values that all of us maintain pricey, and fought within the First World Struggle and lots of different conflicts,” producer Pippa Harris’s stated whereas accepting the award. “In these instances of division and battle all around the world, it’s only a reminder to by no means take with no consideration the peace that all of us inherited.”

In his acceptance speech, director and co-writer Sam Mendes spoke of honoring his grandfather’s expertise in WWI, and sang the praises of his crew and solid. Noting it was his first time ever at the PGA Awards, Mendes went on to salute most of the producers he’s labored with and realized from since his characteristic directing debut, 1999’s “American Magnificence,” received the PGA Award for finest image 20 years in the past.

“I need to say thanks to the twinkle and knowledge of Richard Zanuck, to the brilliance and bullishness of Scott Rudin, to the zip and enthusiasm of Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, the gentleness and wit of Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher, the heat of Ed Saxon, the lifelong dedication of Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson, the day-to-day care of my buddy right here Jayne-Ann Tenggren, the strategic overview of Callum McDougall, and lots of many others,” he stated. “However lastly and better of all, the friendship and love of my favourite producer of all, who I’ve identified since I used to be 14 years outdated, Pippa Harris.”

The PGA Awards has been one of the crucial dependable bellwethers for the Oscar for finest image, matching award in 21 of its previous 30 years, together with “Inexperienced E book” final yr. They diverged most just lately for the 2018 and 2017 PGA Awards, when the top movie prize went to “La La Land” and “The Large Brief,” and the Oscar went to “Moonlight” and “Highlight,” respectively.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in "1917"
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in “1917”AP

HBO’s “Succession” received the PGA Award for finest TV drama for its second season, profitable over the ultimate season of “Sport of Thrones,” season Three of “The Crown,” season 2 of “Large Little Lies,” and the primary (and, maybe, solely) season of “Watchmen.”

Amazon’s “Fleabag” continued its sweep of awards with the prize for finest TV comedy, over season 2 of “Barry,” season 5 of “Schitt’s Creek,” the ultimate season of “Veep,” and two-time earlier winner “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Pixar’s “Toy Story 4″ received the animated theatrical movement image award over nominees “Abominable,” “Frozen II,” “Tips on how to Prepare Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” and “Lacking Hyperlink.” The final 4 winners of this award — “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “Coco,” “Zootopia,” and “Inside Out” — have additionally received the Oscar for finest animated characteristic.

HBO’s Emmy-winning “Chernobyl” received the award for restricted TV collection, over “Fosse/Verdon,” “True Detective,” “Unbelievable,” and “When They See Us.”

“Apollo 11,” which detailed the historic 1969 moon touchdown with beautiful archival footage, was one thing of a shock winner for finest documentary movement image, because it was ignored for an Oscar nomination for finest characteristic documentary.

Maybe the PGA members had the moon on their thoughts, as a result of the documentary movie “Apollo: Missions to the Moon” was one other shock winner within the class of televised or streamed movement image, which was simply created final yr. It received over scripted movies “American Son,” “Black Mirror: Hanging Vipers,” “Deadwood: The Film,” and “El Camino: A Breaking Dangerous Film.”

“Leaving Neverland,” the HBO documentary detailing sexual abuse allegations towards Michael Jackson, received the award for non-fiction tv. Season 11 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on VH1 received for recreation and competitors tv. Season 6 of HBO’s “Final Week Tonight” received for reside leisure & speak tv.

The night started with a rousing efficiency by Idina Menzel of the “Frozen II” Oscar-nominated tune “Into the Unknown,” and the aggressive awards had been damaged up with a collection of honorary shows.

Jimmy Kimmel, filling in at the final minute for a sick Ellen DeGeneres, introduced the Milestone Award to Netflix’s chief content material officer Ted Sarandos by mentioning all of the Netflix stars who might have honored Sarandos as an alternative: “Ted gave Dave Chappelle $50 million, you assume he couldn’t swing by right here for 2 minutes on his approach to the weed store?”

Sarandos used his speech to pay tribute to his late mom’s assist of his love of pop-culture, and to laud Netflix’s affect within the trade, noting, “The way forward for cinema shall be written by the individuals who make it.”

“Grace & Frankie” stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin introduced the Norman Lear achievement award to their present’s creator and govt producer, Marta Kauffman, who known as working with Fonda and Tomlin “one of many nice joys of my life.” Kauffman used the majority of her speech to implore these within the viewers to push for sustainable manufacturing, together with reviewing the PGA’s inexperienced manufacturing information. “Doing one thing about local weather change isn’t an possibility, it’s a necessity,” she stated.

Octavia Spencer speaks at the Producers Guild Awards
Octavia Spencer speaks at the Producers Guild AwardsGetty Photographs

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone paid tribute to their outdated buddy Octavia Spencer in presenting her the Visionary Award, explaining that they met her within the late 1990s after they had been performing at the Groundlings in Los Angeles and she or he was laughing as an viewers member.

A tearful Spencer thanked McCarthy and Falcone for “being there at the beginning of my profession.”

“What lots of you don’t know is that I’ve at all times needed to be a producer,” she stated. “It was my plan A.”

Margot Robbie introduced the producers of “Bombshell” with the Stanley Kramer award, discussing the long-lasting scene between her character within the movie and people performed by Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman during which all three ladies are in shut quarters however far aside.

Jay Roach accepted the award on behalf of fellow producers, Theron and screenwriter Charles Randolph, taking part in tribute to the award’s namesake: “He was a heroic determine and we’re completely satisfied simply standing in his shadow.”

The ultimate particular award of the night time was introduced by Frances McDormand, who started by saying, “As a few of you already know, I hate this stuff.” However she was there to honor Plan B producers Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, and DeDe Gardner with the David O. Selznick Award as a result of, she stated, she had “the utmost respect and admiration” for the “actual threat taking cinema” made by Plan B.

Accepting the award, Pitt had possibly the perfect line of the night time. “I’ve no regrets aside from sharing our identify with an emergency contraceptive tablet,” he stated to sustained laughter. “Didn’t see that one coming.”

Winners are in daring under.

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Excellent Producer of Theatrical Movement Photos

WINNER: “1917”
Producers: Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne‐Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall

“Ford v Ferrari”
Producers: Peter Chernin & Jenno Topping, James Mangold

“The Irishman”
Producers: Jane Rosenthal & Robert De Niro, Emma Tillinger Koskoff & Martin Scorsese

“Jojo Rabbit”
Producers: Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi

“Joker”
Producers: Todd Phillips & Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff

“Knives Out”
Producers: Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman

“Little Girls”
Producer: Amy Pascal

“Marriage Story”
Producers: Noah Baumbach, David Heyman

“As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Producers: David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino

“Parasite”
Producers: Kwak Sin Ae, Bong Joon Ho

The Award for Excellent Producer of Animated Theatrical Movement Photos

“Abominable”
Producer: Suzanne Buirgy

“Frozen II”
Producer: Peter Del Vecho

“Tips on how to Prepare Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
Producers: Bradford Lewis, Bonnie Arnold

“Lacking Hyperlink”
Producers: Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight

WINNER: “Toy Story 4”
Producers: Mark Nielsen, Jonas Rivera

The Award for Excellent Producer of Documentary Movement Image

“Advocate”
Producers: Philippe Bellaiche, Rachel Leah Jones

“American Manufacturing unit”
Producers: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Jeff Reichert

WINNER: “Apollo 11”
Producers: Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Petersen

“The Cave”
Producers: Kirstine Barfod, Sigrid Dyekjaer

“For Sama”
Producers: Waas al-Kateab

“Honeyland”
Producers: Atanas Georgiev, Ljubomir Stefanov

“One Little one Nation”
Producers: Christoph Jörg, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn, Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang

The Norman Felton Award for Excellent Producer of Episodic Tv – Drama

“Large Little Lies” (Season 2)
Producers: David E. Kelley, Jean‐Marc Vallée, Andrea Arnold, Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Gregg Fienberg, Nathan Ross, David Auge, Lauren Neustadter, Liane Moriarty

“The Crown” (Season 3)
Producers: Peter Morgan, Suzanne Mackie, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Benjamin Caron, Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox, Michael Casey, Andy Stebbing, Martin Harrison, Oona O Beirn

“Sport of Thrones” (Season 8)
Producers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, Bryan Cogman, Chris Newman, Greg Spence, Lisa McAtackney, Duncan Muggoch

WINNER: “Succession” (Season 2)
Producers: Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Wealthy, Kevin Messick, Mark Mylod, Jane Tranter, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Georgia Pritchett, Will Tracy, Jonathan Glatzer, Dara Schnapper, Gabrielle Mahon

“Watchmen” (Season 1)
Producers: Damon Lindelof, Tom Spezialy, Nicole Kassell, Stephen Williams, Joseph E. Iberti, Ron Schmidt, Lila Byock, Nick Cuse, Christal Henry, Karen Wacker, John Blair, Carly Wray

The Danny Thomas Award for Excellent Producer of Episodic Tv – Comedy

“Barry” (Season 2)
Producers: Alec Berg, Invoice Hader, Aida Rodgers, Liz Sarnoff, Emily Heller, Julie Camino, Jason Kim

WINNER: “Fleabag” (Season 2)
Producers: Phoebe Waller‐Bridge, Harry Bradbeer, Lydia Hampson, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Joe Lewis, Sarah Hammond

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Season 3)
Producers: Amy Sherman‐Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Dhana Gilbert, Daniel Goldfarb, Kate Fodor, Sono Patel, Matthew Shapiro

“Schitt’s Creek” (Season 5)
Producers: Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, David West Learn, Ben Feigin, Michael Brief, Rupinder Gill, Colin Brunton

“Veep” (Season 7)
Producers: David Mandel, Frank Wealthy, Julia Louis‐Dreyfus, Lew Morton, Morgan Sackett, Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory, Jennifer Crittenden, Gabrielle Allan, Billy Kimball, Rachel Axler, Ted Cohen, Ian Maxtone‐Graham, Dan O’Keefe, Steve Hely, David Hyman, Georgia Pritchett, Erik Kenward, Dan Mintz, Doug Smith

The David L. Wolper Award for Excellent Producer of Restricted Collection Tv

WINNER: “Chernobyl”
Producers: Craig Mazin, Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone, Johan Renck, Chris Fry, Sanne Wohlenberg

“Fosse/Verdon”
Producers: Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin‐Manuel Miranda, Joel Fields, George Stelzner, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Tracey Scott Wilson, Charlotte Stoudt, Nicole Fosse, Erica Kay, Kate Sullivan, Brad Carpenter

“True Detective”
Producers: Nic Pizzolatto, Scott Stephens, Daniel Sackheim, Peter Feldman, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros

“Unbelievable”
Producers: Susannah Grant, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Lisa Cholodenko, Ayelet Waldman, Michael Chabon, Katie Couric, Jennifer Schuur, Becky Mode, John Vohlers, Kate DiMento, Chris Leanza

“When They See Us”
Producers: Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Berry Welsh, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Amy Kaufman, Robin Swicord

The Award for Excellent Producer of Televised or Streamed Movement Photos

“American Son”
Producers: Kenny Leon, Kerry Washington, Pilar Savone, Kristin Bernstein

WINNER: “Apollo: Missions to the Moon”
Producers: Tom Jennings, David Tillman, Abe Scheuermann, Chris Morcom, Rob Kirk

“Black Mirror: Hanging Vipers”
Producers: Annabel Jones, Charlie Brooker, Kate Glover

“Deadwood: The Film”
Producers: David Milch, Carolyn Strauss, Gregg Fienberg, Scott Stephens, Daniel Minahan, Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Regina Corrado, Nichole Beattie, Mark Tobey

“El Camino: A Breaking Dangerous Film”
Producers: Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Vince Gilligan, Aaron Paul, Diane Mercer

The Award for Excellent Producer of Non-Fiction Tv

“30 for 30” (Season 10)
Producers: Libby Geist, Connor Schell, John Dahl, Rob King, Erin Leyden, Gentry Kirby, Deidre Fenton, Marquis Daisy, Jenna Anthony, Adam Neuhaus

“60 Minutes” (Season 51, Season 52)
Producer: Invoice Owens

WINNER: “Leaving Neverland”
Producer: Dan Reed

“Queer Eye” (Season 3, Season 4)
Producers: David Collins, Michael Williams, Rob Eric, Jennifer Lane, Jordana Hochman, Rachelle Mendez, Mark Bracero

“Surviving R. Kelly” (Season 1)
Producers:  Joel Karsberg, dream hampton, Jesse Daniels, Tamra Simmons, Brie Miranda Bryant, Jessica Everleth, Mary Bissell, Maria Pepin, Charlotte Glover, Allison Brandin, Laura Hoeppner

The Award for Excellent Producer of Reside Leisure & Discuss Tv

“The Each day Present with Trevor Noah” (Season 25)
Producers:  Trevor Noah, Jennifer Flanz, Jill Katz, Justin Melkmann, Zhubin Parang, Jocelyn Conn, Max Browning, Eric Davies, Pamela DePace, Ramin Hedayati, David Kibuuka, Elise Terrell, Dave Weblog, Adam Chodikoff, Jimmy Donn, Jeff Gussow, Kira Klang Hopf, Allison MacDonald, Ryan Middleton

“Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones”
Producers:  Dave Chappelle, Stan Lathan, Rikki Hughes, Sina Sadighi

WINNER: “Final Week Tonight with John Oliver” (Season 6)
Producers:  John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jeremy Tchaban, Christopher Werner, Laura L. Griffin, Kate Mullaney, Matt Passet, Marian Wang, Charles Wilson

“The Late Present with Stephen Colbert” (Season 5)
Producers:  Stephen Colbert, Chris Licht, Tom Purcell, Jon Stewart, Barry Julien, Denise Rehrig, Tanya Michnevich Bracco, Paul Dinello, Matt Lappin, Opus Moreschi, Emily Gertler, Michael Brumm, Bjoern Stejskal, Paige Kendig, Jake Plunkett, Aaron Cohen, Sara Vilkomerson, Adam Wager

“Saturday Night time Reside” (Season 45)
Producers:  Lorne Michaels, Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward, Lindsay Shookus, Erin Doyle, Tom Broecker, Ken Aymong

The Award for Excellent Producer of Sport & Competitors Tv

“The Wonderful Race” (Season 31)
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri, Mark Vertullo, Phil Keoghan

“The Masked Singer” (Season 1)
Producers: Craig Plestis, Izzie Choose Ibarra, Nikki Varhely-Gillingham, Rosie Seitchik, Stacey Thomas-Muir, Nick Cannon, Ashley Sylvester, Lindsay Tuggle, Pete Cooksley, Chelsea Candelaria, Anne Chanthavong, Zoë Ritchken, Deena Katz, Erin Brady, Jeff Kmiotek, Lexi Shoemaker

WINNER: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Season 11)
Producers: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Mandy Salangsang, RuPaul Charles, Steven Corfe, Bruce McCoy, Michele Mills, Jacqueline Wilson, Thairin Smothers, John Polly, Michelle Visage, Jen Passovoy

“Top Chef” (Season 16)
Producers: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Doneen Arquines, Casey Kriley, Tara Siener, Justin Rae Barnes, Blake Davis, Patrick Schmedeman, Wade Sheeler, Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Elida Carbajal Araiza, Brian Fowler, Caitlin Rademaekers, Steve Lichtenstein, Emily Van Bergen

“The Voice” (Season 16, Season 17)
Producers: John de Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, Teddy Valenti, Kyley Tucker, Carson Daly

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