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Disney Leads Animated PGA Nominations

‘Finding Dory,’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ and ‘Zootopia’ receive nominations for outstanding producer of animated theatrical motion pictures.

LOS ANGELES -- The Producers Guild of America has announced the motion picture nominations for the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The categories are The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures and The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Nominees for the Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures are Lindsey Collins for Pixar’s Finding Dory, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight for LAIKA’s Kubo and the Two Strings, Osnat Shurer for Disney’s Moana, Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy for Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets, and Clark Spencer for Disney’s Zootopia.

In the Documentary category, as previously announced, both Life, Animated, produced by Julie Goldman and Roger Ross Williams, and Tower, produced by director Keith Maitland alongside Susan Thomson and Megan Gilbride, received nominations.

The 2017 Producers Guild Awards motion picture nominations are listed below in alphabetical order by category, along with eligible producers’ names.

The 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

The Award for 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

The Award for 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

All 2017 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. This year, the Producers Guild will present special honors to Tom Rothman (Milestone Award), 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 (Visionary Award).

The 2017 Producers Guild Awards Co-Chairs are Donald De Line and Amy Pascal.  Sponsors of this year’s event include: Buick, Official Automotive Partner of the Awards, Delta Air Lines, Official Airline Partner of the PGA and sponsor of the Visionary Award, and Wanda Studios. Last week, the PGA announced Producers Guild Awards nominations for the television series/specials, children’s programs, long-form television, sports programs, and digital series categories.

In 1990, the Producers Guild held the first-ever Golden Laurel Awards, which were renamed the Producers Guild Awards in 2002. Richard Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck took home the award for Best Produced Motion Picture for Driving Miss Daisy, establishing the Guild’s awards as a bellwether for the Oscars.

Source: Producers Guild of America

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.