The Producers Guild of America announced their nominations for the Best Picture of 2016. A Best Picture Oscar winner rarely wins without a PGA nomination. A win can seal the deal.
The nominees are:
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
The big surprise is Deadpool. It actually now has a chance at a Best Picture nomination! Left out of the PGA noms areSully and Silence. Both of which have been fading from the Oscar race anyway, this just confirms it.
La La Land continues its frontrunner status even without the SAG nomination. The Oscar race for Best Picture is over if La La Land wins the PGA.
The PGA also announced its nominees for Best Animated Film:
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Secret Life of Pets
No surprises here. Zootopia is the frontrunner.
Best Documentary Feature:
The Eagle Huntress
O.J. Made in America
Dancer nominated instead of 13th is a surprise, but good to see O.J: Made in America make the cut.
The PGA Award winners will be announced on Saturday, January 28, 2017.