The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced the five titles nominated in the Best Animated Feature Award category. In what many awards watchers say may be a foreshadowing for the Oscar race, the nominees are:
The Adventures of Tintin (Producers: Peter Jackson, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg)
Cars 2 (Producer: Denise Ream)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (Producer: Melissa Cobb)
Puss in Boots (Producers: Joe Aguilar, Latifa Ouaou)
Rango (Producers: John B. Carls, Gore Verbinski)
Animation also got some love in the Children’s Programs race, where the nominees are Dora the Explorer (Nickelodeon), iCarly (Nickelodeon), Phineas and Ferb (Disney Channel), Sesame Street (PBS) and SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon).
The theatrical motion picture nominees are: The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendents, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Help, Hugo, The Ides of March, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball and War Horse.
This year, the Producers Guild will also award special honors to Leslie Moonves (Milestone Award), Steven Spielberg (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), Don Mischer (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Stan Lee (Vanguard Award), and In the Land of Milk and Honey (The Stanley Kramer Award). The 2012 Producers Guild Awards co-chairs are Paula Wagner and Michael Manheim.
The 2012 Producers Guild of America Awards will take place on January 21st at the Beverly Hilton. For more about the PGA awards, visit www.producersguild.org.