pga_logoThe 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:
Arrival
Deadpool
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

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:
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
The Secret Life of Pets
Zootopia

No surprises here. Zootopia is the frontrunner.

Best Documentary Feature:
Dancer
The Eagle Huntress
Life, Animated
O.J. Made in America
Tower

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.