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‘Encanto’ Nabs Producers Guild Award

Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer honored for their work on Disney’s hit CG animated feature at the March 19 ceremony.

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, TV, and new media productions at their 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards. The awards were held Saturday, March 19 in person at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The award ceremony was originally scheduled to take place on February 26 but was postponed amid a surge in COVID-19 infections due to the Omicron variant.

Yvett Merino, p.g.a. and Clark Spencer, p.g.a. were honored with the Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Picture award their work on Encanto, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ CG animated musical that tells the story of a family where each child is blessed with a magic gift, except for one.

Here is a list of the winners:

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

  • CODA

Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

  • Encanto

Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama

  • Succession Season 3

Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy

  • Tad Lasso Season 2

David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television

  • Mare of Easttown

Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures

  • Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers

Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television

  • The Beatles: Get Back Season 1

Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 8

Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13

Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures

  • Summer Of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program

  • Carpool Karaoke: The Series

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program

  • X – 100 Foot Wave

The Award for Outstanding Children's Program

  • Muppets Haunted Mansion

The PGA Innovation Award

  • For All Mankind: Time Capsule

David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures

  • Mary Parent

Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television

  • Greg Berlanti

Visionary Award

  • Issa Rae

Milestone Awards

  • George Lucas & Kathleen Kennedy

Stanley Kramer Award

  • Rita Moreno

Source: The Producers Guild

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is assistant news editor at Animation World Network.