District 9 and Star Trek made it onto the Producers Guild list of 10 nominees alongside Oscar frontrunners Avatar, Up in the Air, and The Hurt Locker. I managed to predict 9 of the 10 nominees correctly — I had Julie & Julia instead of District 9. Here are the nominees:


District 9

An Education

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds



Star Trek


Up in the Air

Today’s news means that District and Trek are true contenders for those last two Best Picture slots, despite the huge success of that other sci-fi crowd pleaser, Avatar. Left off the PGA list, by the way: A Serious Man, The Messenger, It’s Complicated, and Nine. Their animated nominees are 9, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog, and Up. For Documentary, it’s Burma VJ, The Cove, Sergio, and Soundtrack for a Revolution.

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