The Producers Guild announced their nominees for the best of 2020 earlier today. A lot of people are expression shock that Borat picked up a nomination but it’s something that I’ve been predicting for a while now. The film industry is largely made up of Democrats and Sacha Baron Cohen has managed to convince a lot of otherwise intelligent people that his film was somehow essential to defeating Donald Trump.
(Seriously — do you know of any Trump supporters who changed their mind as a result of Borat or who even watched the movie?)
Borat was nominated. Da 5 Bloods and News of the World, two films that many are expecting to be Oscar nominated, were not. Does this mean that Borat is going to pick up an Oscar nomination? Perhaps. Then again, let’s not forget how excited people briefly were when Deadpool was nominated by the PGA a few years ago. And, before that, Nightcrawler.
In other words, we’ll see. (Personally, I think that Borat will be nominated. If they were willing to go for VIce, it’s hard to imagine the Academy not going for Borat.) The Oscar noms will be announced next week. Until then, here are the PGA Nominations!
The Award for Outstanding Producer of a Feature Theatrical Motion Picture
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Judas and the Black Messiah
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night in Miami
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
The Croods: A New Age
Over the Moon
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures
The PGA previously announced the nominations in this category on February 2nd, 2020.
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
Dick Johnson Is Dead
My Octopus Teacher
A Thousand Cuts
The Truffle Hunters