The Producers Guild of America has announced its nominations for best productions of the year, in what is often looked to as an indicator for how the Academy Awards may go.
The guild selected 10 films — most of them common guesses for the group that could make up the Oscar list of the best films of 2012: Argo, Lincoln, Les Misérables, and Zero Dark Thirty among others.
The one surprise: Skyfall. No 007 film has ever cracked the Best Picture list, but if this nomination is any indication, that could change when the Oscar nods are revealed Jan. 10.
Last year, three out of the guild’s 10 didn’t match up with the Academy’s best picture selections. The Producers Guild skewed a little more populist, throwing nominations to Bridesmaids, The Ides of March, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, while the Academy went with The Tree of Life, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and no tenth nominee.
The year before, the guild’s nominations were much closer to the mark, selecting The Town over the Academy’s choice of Winter’s Bone.
The Producers Guild Awards ceremony, which will be produced by Michael De Luca, will take place on Jan. 26.
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
Producers: Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Producers: Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn
Producers: Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher
Producers: Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
Life of Pi
Producers: Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark
Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg
Producers: Wes Anderson & Scott Rudin, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales
Silver Linings Playbook
Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon
Producers: Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson
Zero Dark Thirty
Producers: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
Producer: Katherine Sarafian
Producers: Allison Abbate, Tim Burton
Producers: Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner
Rise of the Guardians
Producers: Nancy Bernstein, Christina Steinberg
Producer: Clark Spencer