Producers Guild Film Nominations Revealed

Gregg Kilday
The Hollywood Reporter
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The Producers Guild of America has nominated ten films for its Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures.

They are:

Argo (Warner Bros.)
Producers: Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov

Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn


Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)

Producers: Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher


Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)

Producers: Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh


Life of Pi (Fox 2000 Pictures)

Producers: Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark


Lincoln (Touchstone Pictures)

Producers:   Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg


Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features)

Producers: Wes Anderson & Scott Rudin, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales


Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)

Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon


Skyfall (Columbia Pictures)

Producers: Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson


Zero Dark Thirty (Columbia Pictures)

Producers: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison


The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:


Brave (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Producer:   Katherine Sarafian


Frankenweenie (Walt Disney Pictures)

Producers:   Allison Abbate, Tim Burton


ParaNorman (Focus Features)

Producers:   Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner


Rise of the Guardians (Paramount Pictures)

Producers:   Nancy Bernstein, Christina Steinberg


Wreck-It Ralph (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Producer:  Clark Spencer


The television nominees:


The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television:


American Horror Story (FX)

Producers: Brad Buecker, Dante Di Loreto, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Chip Vucelich, Alexis Martin Woodall


The Dust Bowl (PBS)

Producers:  Producer Eligibility Pending


Game Change (HBO)

Producers: Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Jay Roach, Amy Sayres, Steven Shareshian, Danny Strong


Hatfields & McCoys (History)

Producers: Barry Berg, Kevin Costner, Darrell Fetty, Leslie Greif, Herb Nanas


Sherlock (PBS)

Producers: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Beryl Vertue, Sue Vertue


The Long-Form Television category encompasses both movies of the week and mini-series.


In November 2012, the Producers Guild of America announced the Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture, Television Series and Non-Fiction Television Nominations; the following list includes complete producer credits.


The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:


A People Uncounted (Urbinder Films)

Producers: Marc Swenker, Aaron Yeger


The Gatekeepers (Sony Pictures Classics)

Producers: Estelle Fialon, Philippa Kowarsky, Dror Moreh      


The Island President (Samuel Goldwyn Films)

Producers: Richard Berg, Bonni Cohen


The Other Dream Team (The Film Arcade)

Producers: Marius Markevicius, Jon Weinbach


Searching For Sugar Man (Sony Pictures Classics)

Producers: Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn


The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama:


Breaking Bad (AMC)

Producers: Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Stewart Lyons, Michelle MacLaren, George Mastras, Diane Mercer, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett


Downton Abbey (PBS)

Producers: Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge


Game of Thrones (HBO)

Producers: David Benioff, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss, D.B. Weiss


Homeland (Showtime)

Producers: Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Michael Cuesta, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Michael Klick, Meredith Stiehm


Mad Men (AMC) 

Producers: Jon Hamm, Scott Hornbacher, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Victor Levin, Blake McCormick, Matthew Weiner


The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy:


30 Rock (NBC)

Producers:  Irene Burns, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Vali Chandrasekaran, Luke Del Tredici, Tina Fey, Matt Hubbard, Marci Klein, Jerry Kupfer, Lorne Michaels, David Miner, Dylan Morgan, Jeff Richmond, John Riggi, Josh Siegal, Ron Weiner


The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Producers:   Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro, Faye Oshima Belyeu, Bill Prady  


Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Producers: Alec Berg, Larry Charles, Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Tim Gibbons, David Mandel, Erin O’Malley, Jeff Schaffer, Laura Streicher


Louie (FX)

Producers:   Dave Becky, M. Blair Breard, Louis C.K.


Modern Family (ABC)

Producers:   Cindy Chupack, Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Morton, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Chris Smirnoff,  Brad Walsh, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker


The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:


American Masters (PBS)

Producers: Prudence Glass, Susan Lacy, Julie Sacks  


Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel)

Producers:   Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandy Zweig


Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)

Producers:  Thom Beers, Jeff Conroy, Sean Dash, John Gray, Sheila McCormack, Bill Pruitt, Decker Watson


Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo) 

Producers: James Lipton, Shawn Tesser, Jeff Wurtz


Shark Tank (ABC)

Producers: Rhett Bachner, Becky Blitz, Mark Burnett, Bill Gaudsmith, Yun Lingner, Brien Meagher, Clay Newbill, Jim Roush, Laura Skowlund, Paul Sutera, Patrick Wood


The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television:


The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)

Producers: Meredith Bennett, Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello, Barry Julien, Matt Lappin, Emily Lazar, Tanya Michnevich Bracco, Tom Purcell, Jon Stewart


Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)

Producers: David Craig, Ken Crosby, Doug DeLuca, Erin Irwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Jill Leiderman, Jason Schrift, Jennifer Sharron


Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Producers: Hillary Hunn, Lorne Michaels, Gavin Purcell, Michael Shoemaker


Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Producers:   Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Dean Johnsen, Bill Maher, Billy Martin  


Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Producers: Ken Aymong, Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney


The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television:


The Amazing Race (CBS)

Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Elise Doganieri, Jonathan Littman, Bertram van Munster, Mark Vertullo


Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

Producers: Ashley Edens Shaffer, Conrad Green, Joe Sungkur


Project Runway (Lifetime)

Producers: Jane Cha Cutler, Desiree Gruber, Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Jonathan Murray, Sara Rea, Colleen Sands


Top Chef (Bravo) 

Producers: Daniel Cutforth, Casey Kriley, Jane Lipsitz, Dan Murphy, Nan Strait


The Voice (NBC)

Producers: Stijn Bakkers, Mark Burnett, John De Mol, Chad Hines, Lee Metzger, Audrey Morrissey, Jim Roush, Nicolle Yaron, Mike Yurchuk, Amanda Zucker


The following programs were not vetted for producer eligibility this year, but winners in these categories will be announced at the official ceremony on January 26:


The Award for Outstanding Sports Program:


24/7 (HBO)


Catching Hell (ESPN)


The Fight Game with Jim Lampley (HBO)


On Freddie Roach (HBO)


Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)


The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program:


Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel)


iCarly (Nickelodeon)


Phineas and Ferb (Disney Channel)


Sesame Street (PBS)


The Weight of the Nation for Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover (HBO)


The Award for Outstanding Digital Series:


30 Rock: The Webisodes (


Bravo’s Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen (


Dexter Early Cuts: All in the Family (


The Guild (


H+ The Digital Series (


Red vs. Blue (

The 24th annual Producers Guild Awards will be held Jan. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The guild previously announced nominees for its documentary motion picture award. They are A People Uncounted, The Gatekeepers, The Island President, The Other Dream Team and Searching for Sugarman.

This year’s ceremony also will include special honors for Bob and Harvey Weinstein, J.J. Abrams, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Russell Simmons.