PGA Double Nominates ‘Toy Story 3′; ‘Despicable Me,’ ‘Dragon’ Also in Hunt

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The Producer’s Guild of America has announced three nominees for its best animated feature honor, in what may be a preview of the eventual Oscars showdown. It also chose Toy Story 3 as one of ten nominees for the best picture of the year.

The nominees for the Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures are:

  • Despicable Me. Producers: John Cohen, Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri
  • How to Train Your Dragon. Producer: Bonnie Arnold
  • Toy Story 3. Producer: Darla K. Anderson

In a statement, How to Train Your Dragon producer Bonnie Arnold said: ”To be recognized by your peers for something you love to do is both humbling and rewarding. I feel so fortunate to work with such an amazing crew and this nomination is for all of us.”

The full list of nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures follows:

  • 127 Hours. Producers: Danny Boyle, Christian Colson
  • Black Swan. Producers: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver
  • Inception. Producers: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
  • The Fighter. Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg
  • The Kids are All Right. Producers: Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray
  • The King’s Speech. Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
  • The Social Network, Producers: Dana Brunetti, Ceán Chaffin, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin
  • The Town. Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Graham King
  • Toy Story 3. Producer: Darla K. Anderson
  • True Grit, Producers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin

The winners will be announced Jan. 22 at an awards banquet hosted by Judd Apatow at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.