It’s only the second day of the new year, and we already have more award season news about our favorite animated features. Today, we got word that the five animated features nominated for Producers Guild Awards are (drum roll please):
Producer: Katherine Sarafian
Producers: Allison Abbate, Tim Burton
ParaNorman (Focus Features/LAIKA)
Producers: Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner
Rise of the Guardians (Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks)
Producers: Nancy Bernstein, Christina Steinberg
Wreck-It Ralph (Disney)
Producer: Clark Spencer
This is very similar to the Golden Globes list, except for the omission of Sony’s Hotel Transylvania, which is replaced with Focus/LAIKA’s ParaNorman on the PGS noms. The PGA’s are a fairly reliable predictor of the Academy Awards, although last year, Pixar’s Cars 2 and Paramount’s The Adventures of Tintin did receive PGA noms and were replaced by the GKIDS’ surprise underdog nominees A Cat in Paris and Chico and Rita on the Oscar ballot.
The live-action movies up for PGA nominees this year are Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook, Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty.
On the TV side, Disney Channel.’s Phineas and Ferb was the only animated show that landed a Best Children’s Program nomination. The long-running toon will compete with Disney’s Good Luck Charlie,’ Nick’s iCarly, PBS’ Sesame Street and HBO’s The Weight of the Nation for Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover.
The 24th Annual PGA awards will take place on January 26. For more info, visit www.producersguildawards.com.