PGA Announces 2017 Feature & Animation Awards Nominees

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The Producers Guild of America has announced the live-action and animated motion picture nominations for the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards, taking place Saturday, January 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Duking it out for the top toon title will be Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory, LAIKA’s Kubo and the Two Strings, Disney’s Moana, Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets and Disney’s Zootopia.

The PGA TV category nominees were announced last week. Feature contender Zootopia just won the Golden Globe for best animated feature — Kubo and Moana were nominated.

Also of note: VFX showpieces Arrival and Deadpool are nominated in the live-action film category. And, as previously announced, animated recreation Tower and the inspirational Life, Animated received nods in the documentary section.

Special honors will be presented this year to Tom Rothman (Milestone Award), Simpsons producer James L. Brooks (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Irwin Winkler (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), the feature film Loving (Stanley Kramer Award) and Megan Ellison (Sausage Party, Wes Anderson’s upcoming Isle of Dogs) will receive the Visionary Award.

The 2017 Producers Guild Awards are chaired by Donald De Line and Amy Pascal.

2017 Producers Guild Award feature nominees:

Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
Finding Dory | Producer: Lindsey Collins
Kubo and the Two Strings | Producers: Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight
Moana | Producer: Osnat Shurer
The Secret Life of Pets | Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Zootopia | Producer: Clark Spencer

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
Arrival | Producers: Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, Aaron Ryder, David Linde
Deadpool | Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner
Fences | Producers: Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, Todd Black
Hacksaw Ridge | Producers: Bill Mechanic, David Permut
Hell or High Water | Producers: Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn
Hidden Figures | Producers: Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin & Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, Theodore Melfi
La La Land | Producers: Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt
Lion | Producers: Emile Sherman & Iain Canning, Angie Fielder
Manchester by the Sea | Producers: Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, Kevin Walsh
Moonlight | Producers: Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner & Jeremy Kleiner

Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:
*The PGA previously announced the nominations in this category on November 22, 2016. The list below has been updated to include eligible producers.
Dancer | Producer: Gabrielle Tana
The Eagle Huntress | Producers: Stacey Reiss, Otto Bell
Life, Animated | Producers: Julie Goldman, Roger Ross Williams
O.J.: Made in America | Producers: Ezra Edelman, Caroline Waterlow
Tower | Producers: Keith Maitland, Susan Thomson, Megan Gilbride

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