The Producers Guild of America announced its nominees for The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures on Monday, leaving presumed Oscar contenders “Selma,” “Unbroken,” “Interstellar” and “Into the Woods” empty handed. Since 1995’s “Braveheart,” no Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards has failed to secure a PGA nomination. (According to In Contention editor Kris Tapley, screeners for either “Selma” or “Interstellar” were not readily made available.)
In place of those films were some surprises: Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” — which continues to rake in cash in a limited release — scored a PGA nomination, as did indie sensations “Nightcrawler” and “Whiplash.” Oscar heavyweights “Boyhood,” “Birdman,” “The Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything” were also cited. The full list of nominees is below:
“American Sniper” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a.
“Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole
“Boyhood” (IFC Films)
Producers: Richard Linklater, p.g.a., Cathleen Sutherland, p.g.a.
“Foxcatcher” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Producers: Megan Ellison, p.g.a., Jon Kilik, p.g.a., Bennett Miller, p.g.a.
“Gone Girl” (20th Century Fox)
Producer: Ceán Chaffin, p.g.a.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Producers: Wes Anderson & Scott Rudin, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales
“The Imitation Game” (The Weinstein Company)
Producers: Nora Grossman, p.g.a., Ido Ostrowsky, p.g.a., Teddy Schwarzman, p.g.a.
“Nightcrawler” (Open Road Films)
Producers: Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy
“The Theory of Everything” (Focus Features)
Producers: Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten
“Whiplash” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Producers: Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster
For the full list, head to HitFix.
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