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2020 Producers Guild Awards Winners

The Producers Guild unveiled the year’s best in film and TV producing Saturday at the 31st annual PGA Awards at the Hollywood Palladium, with Universal’s 1917 taking the top film prize. It keeps the momentum going strong for Sam Mendes’ World War I epic, which is produced and financed by Amblin Partners and New Republic, after it picked up the Golden Globe for Best Picture – Drama earlier this month.

The PGA via its marquee category has picked the Best Picture Oscar 21 times in its 30-year history, including Green Book, another Universal pic, last year, and Fox Searchlight’s The Shape of Water in 2018.

1917‘s winning producers are Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne‐Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

1917 (Universal)

Producers: Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne‐Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall

Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

Toy Story 4 (Disney/Pixar)

Producers: Mark Nielsen, Jonas Rivera

Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Picture

Apollo 11 (Neon)

Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama

Succession (Season 2; HBO)

Producers: Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Mark Mylod, Jane Tranter, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Georgia Pritchett, Will Tracy, Jonathan Glatzer, Dara Schnapper, Gabrielle Mahon, Lucy Prebble

Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy

Fleabag (Season 2; Amazon)

Producers: Phoebe Waller‐Bridge, Harry Bradbeer, Lydia Hampson, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Joe Lewis, Sarah Hammond

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

Chernobyl (HBO)

Producers: Craig Mazin, Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone, Johan Renck, Chris Fry, Sanne Wohlenberg

Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures

Apollo: Missions to the Moon (National Geographic)

Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television

Leaving Neverland (HBO)

Producer: Dan Reed

Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Season 6; HBO)

Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television

RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 11; VH1)

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

Outstanding Sports Program

What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali (HBO)

Outstanding Children’s Program

Sesame Street (Season 49; PBS)

Outstanding Short-Form Program

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (Season 11; Netflix)

The PGA Innovation Award

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode I

HONORARY AWARDS

Milestone Award

Ted Sarandos

Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television

Marta Kauffman

Visionary Award

Octavia Spencer

Stanley Kramer Award

Bombshell

David O. Selznick Award

Plan B (Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt)

Charles FitzSimons Award

Mari Jo Winkler


What do you make of this year’s Producers Guild Awards? Are you surprised by any of the outcomes? Is there a particular film or producer you were rooting for or will be come the Oscars? Sound off in the comments below and let me know your thoughts as well as your predictions for the rest of awards season 2020!

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