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Parasite, Joker Among 2020 Producers Guild Association Awards Nominees

Our faces when we saw Parasite on the list. Photo: Neon

Somebody call Skimbleshanks because the awards-season train has officially left the station. Keeping things chugging along after the Golden Globes on Sunday, the Producers Guild Association has released its list of nominated films and television series. The PGA Awards have long been one of the most reliable guild awards for predicting the Academy Awards Best Picture, having named 21 of the past 30 winners. The PGA will announce the winners at a Hollywood Palladium ceremony on January 18. Below are the nominees, though some specific producers have yet to be identified. Adjust your ballots accordingly.

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

Producers: Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne‐Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall

Ford v Ferrari
Producers: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, James Mangold

The Irishman
Producers: Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Martin Scorsese

Jojo Rabbit
Producers: Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi

Producers: Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Knives Out
Producers: Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman

Little Women
Producer: Amy Pascal

Marriage Story
Producers: Noah Baumbach, David Heyman

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Producers: David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino

Producers: Kwak Sin Ae, Bong Joon Ho

Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures

Producers: TBD

American Factory
Producers: TBD

Apollo 11
Producers: TBD

The Cave
Producers: TBD

For Sama
Producers: TBD

Producers: TBD

One Child Nation
Producers: TBD

The Stanley Kramer Award


The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

Producer: Suzanne Buirgy

Frozen II
Producer: Peter Del Vecho

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Producers: Bradford Lewis, Bonnie Arnold

Missing Link
Producers: Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight

Toy Story 4
Producers: Mark Nielsen, Jonas Rivera

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television — Drama

Big Little Lies (Season 2)
Producers: David E. Kelley, Jean‐Marc Vallée, Andrea Arnold, Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Gregg Fienberg, Nathan Ross, David Auge, Lauren Neustadter, Liane Moriarty

The Crown (Season 3)
Producers: Peter Morgan, Suzanne Mackie, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Benjamin Caron, Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox, Michael Casey, Andy Stebbing, Martin Harrison, Oona O Beirn

Game of Thrones (Season 8)
Producers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, Bryan Cogman, Chris Newman, Greg Spence, Lisa McAtackney, Duncan Muggoch

Succession (Season 2)
Producers: Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Mark Mylod, Jane Tranter, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Georgia Pritchett, Will Tracy, Jonathan Glatzer, Dara Schnapper, Gabrielle Mahon

Watchmen (Season 1)
Producers: TBD

The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television — Comedy

Barry (Season 2)
Producers: Alec Berg, Bill Hader, Aida Rodgers, Liz Sarnoff, Emily Heller, Julie Camino, Jason Kim

Fleabag (Season 2)
Producers: Phoebe Waller‐Bridge, Harry Bradbeer, Lydia Hampson, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Joe Lewis, Sarah Hammond

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 3)
Producers: Amy Sherman‐Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Dhana Gilbert, Daniel Goldfarb, Kate Fodor, Sono Patel, Matthew Shapiro

Schitt’s Creek (Season 5)
Producers: Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, David West Read, Ben Feigin, Michael Short, Rupinder Gill, Colin Brunton

Veep (Season 7)
Producers: David Mandel, Frank Rich, Julia Louis‐Dreyfus, Lew Morton, Morgan Sackett, Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory, Jennifer Crittenden, Gabrielle Allan, Billy Kimball, Rachel Axler, Ted Cohen, Ian Maxtone‐Graham, Dan O’Keefe, Steve Hely, David Hyman, Georgia Pritchett, Erik Kenward, Dan Mintz, Doug Smith

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television

Producers: Craig Mazin, Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone, Johan Renck, Chris Fry, Sanne Wohlenberg

Producers: Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin‐Manuel Miranda, Joel Fields, George Stelzner, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Tracey Scott Wilson, Charlotte Stoudt, Nicole Fosse, Erica Kay, Kate Sullivan, Brad Carpenter

True Detective
Producers: TBD

Producers: TBD

When They See Us
Producers: Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Berry Welsh, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Amy Kaufman, Robin Swicord

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures

American Son
Producers: TBD

Apollo: Missions to the Moon
Producers: TBD

Black Mirror: Striking Vipers
Producer: TBD

Deadwood: The Movie
Producers: David Milch, Carolyn Strauss, Gregg Fienberg, Scott Stephens, Daniel Minahan, Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Regina Corrado, Nichole Beattie, Mark Tobey

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Producers: TBD

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television

30 for 30 (Season 10)
Producers: TBD

60 Minutes (Season 51, Season 52)
Producers: TBD

Leaving Neverland
Producers: TBD

Queer Eye (Season 3, Season 4)
Producers: David Collins, Michael Williams, Rob Eric, Jennifer Lane, Jordana Hochman, Rachelle Mendez, Mark Bracero

Surviving R. Kelly (Season 1)
Producers: TBD

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Season 25)
Producers: TBD

Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones
Producers: TBD

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (Season 6)
Producers: TBD

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (Season 5)
Producers: TBD

Saturday Night Live (Season 45)
Producers: TBD

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television

The Amazing Race (Season 31)
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri, Mark Vertullo, Phil Keoghan

The Masked Singer (Season 1)
Producers: TBD

RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 11)
Producers: TBD

Top Chef (Season 16)
Producers: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Doneen Arquines, Casey Kriley, Tara Siener, Justin Rae Barnes, Blake Davis, Patrick Schmedeman, Wade Sheeler, Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Elida Carbajal Araiza, Brian Fowler, Caitlin Rademaekers, Steve Lichtenstein, Emily Van Bergen

The Voice (Season 16, Season 17)
Producers: John de Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, Teddy Valenti, Kyley Tucker, Carson Daly

The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program

Billy on the Street With Billy Eichner

Born This Way (Season 5)

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Season 11)

Creating Saturday Night Live (Season 3)

Under a Rock With Tig Notaro (Season 1)

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program

Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Oakland Raiders (Season 14)

Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (Season 25)

SportsCenter With Scott Van Pelt (Season 5)

What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program

Carmen Sandiego (Season 1, Season 2)

Green Eggs and Ham (Season 1)

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Season 1)

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 3)

Sesame Street (Season 49)

The PGA Innovation Award

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: An Interactive Adventure


Black Mirror: Bandersnatch


Cosmos Within Us

Eleven Eleven

First Man VR

How to Train Your Dragon: Fly With Toothless VR

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Virtual Tour

Interactive Play at Sesame Street Land, SeaWorld, Orlando


Tree VR

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series — Episode I

You vs. Wild

Parasite, Joker Among Producers Guild 2020 Award Nominees