Earlier today, the Producer’s Guild of America announced its ten nominees for best picture of 2013. Here they are:
12 Years A Slave
Dallas Buyers Club
Saving Mr. Banks
The Wolf of Wall Street
There are two big shocks here: 1) Inside Llewyn Davis was not nominated and 2) Blue Jasmine was. As critically acclaimed as Blue Jasmine was, it’s mostly been viewed as a vehicle for Cate Blanchett to pick up her second Oscar.
Some people are also surprised that The Butler didn’t pick up a nomination. I’m not.
The PGA also nominated five films for Best Animated Feature:
Despicable Me 2,
Last year, the PGA correctly predicted 4 of the 5 eventual nominees for the Oscar for Best Animated Film. It wouldn’t surprise me to see that happen again, with The Wind Rises replacing Epic.