- Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019
Tonight the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, television, and digital productions at the 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac ceremony, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Closing the evening, the feature film “Green Book” and its producers Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga won the PGA’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. This category is one of the most eagerly anticipated of season and widely considered a strong prognosticator for the Oscars®, as the Zanuck Award has matched the win for Best Picture 20 times in its 29-year history. Also, the films “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” won for the feature animation and feature documentary categories, respectively.
Ending on a high note for its final season, the FX Network television series “The Americans” (Season 6) and its producers Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Chris Long, Graham Yost, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stephen Schiff, Mary Rae Thewlis, Tracey Scott Wilson, Peter Ackerman, and Joshua Brand won the PGA’s Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama.
For the second year in a row Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Season 2) and its producers Amy Sherman‐Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Dhana Rivera Gilbert, and Sheila Lawrence won the Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy.
For the first time in its awards history, the PGA acknowledged distinguished work in the field of long-form television by splitting the category and honoring two separate programs. The newly named David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television was given to “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (Season 2), and the newly created Award for Outstanding Producer of Streamed or Televised Movies was given to “Fahrenheit 451.”
The PGA also bestowed its special honors to Chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group Toby Emmerich with the Milestone Award, Producer Kevin Feige with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, Producer Amy Sherman-Palladino with the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, Producer Kenya Barris with the Visionary Award, and Jane Fonda with the Stanley Kramer Award.
The 2019 Producers Guild Awards Co-Chairs were Donald De Line and Amy Pascal. Cadillac was the Presenting Sponsor of the Awards and the Official Automotive Partner, Delta Air Lines was the sponsor of the Visionary Award and the Official Airline Partner, GreenSlate was the sponsor of the Cocktail Reception, and OnlyRoses was a gifting sponsor.
The event team also included Supervising Producer Branden Chapman; Co-Supervising Producer Carleen Cappelletti (Anchor Street Collective); Co-Producer Danette Herman; Co-Producer Audrey Hanson; Show Writer Bruce Vilanch; Sponsorship Director Diane Salerno (Six Degrees Global); Event Coordinators Judy Levy and Kristin Bray (Levy Pazanti & Associates); Marketing Consultant Julie Giles (greenHAT digital); and Public Relations Consultant Annalee Paulo (42West).
The Producers Guild of America hosts the 2019 Producers Guild Awards, honoring excellence in motion picture, television and digital productions, as well as some of the living legends who shape the profession. In 1990, the Producers Guild held the first-ever Golden Laurel Awards, which were renamed the Producers Guild Awards in 2002. At that first show, Richard Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck took home the award for Best Produced Motion Picture for “Driving Miss Daisy,” establishing the Guild’s awards as a bellwether for the Oscars.
WINNERS OF THE 2019 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARD PRESENTED BY CADILLAC
The Producers Guild of America is a non-profit trade organization which protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. Representing more than 8,000 producers, the PGA works to safeguard the careers of its members and improve the producing community at large by encouraging the enforcement of workplace labor laws and sustainable production practices, creating fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, facilitating health benefits for its membership, and hosting educational opportunities for new and experienced producers alike. For more information and the latest updates, please visit the Producers Guild of America website and follow on social media:
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