'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' tie for Best Picture at Producers Guild Awards
One of the most up-in-the-air Academy Award races in memory just got even more unpredictable. For the first time in its 25-year history, the Producers Guild Awards—generally considered the most reliable predictor of which film will take home the Best Picture Oscar—ended in a tie. Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity and Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave shared the group’s prize for Best Picture at Sunday night’s ceremony.
The other Best Picture nominees were American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
In 17 out of the past 24 years—and each of the last six—the Best Picture winner at the Producers Guild Awards has gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar. Well, so much for that. With the unpredecented tie at the Producers Guild and Saturday night’s Best Ensemble win for American Hustle at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, it’s anyone’s guess which film has the advantage at this point as we head toward Oscar night on March 2.
Disney’s monster hit Frozen took home the Best Animated Feature prize. In television, Breaking Bad continued its awards-season victory lap with a best drama win, while Modern Family was voted the best comedy.
Here’s the full list of winners:
Best Picture (tie)
Producers: Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman
12 Years a Slave
Producers: Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner
Producer: Peter Del Vecho
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks
Producers: Alexis Bloom, Alex Gibney, Marc Shmuger
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
TV Movie or Mini-Series:
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Producers: Susan Ekins, Gregory Jacobs, Michael Polaire, Jerry Weintraub
Modern Family (ABC)
Producers: Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin, Elaine Ko, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Jeffrey Morton, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Chris Smirnoff, Brad Walsh, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)
Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig
Live Entertainment & Talk:
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Producers: Meredith Bennett, Stephen T. Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello, Barry Julien, Matt Lappin, Emily Lazar, Tanya Michnevich Bracco, Tom Purcell, Jon Stewart
The Voice (NBC)
Producers: Stijn Bakkers, Mark Burnett, John de Mol, Chad Hines, Lee Metzger, Audrey Morrissey, Jim Roush, Kyra Thompson, Nicolle Yaron, Mike Yurchuk, Amanda Zucker
Sesame Street (PBS)
Wired: What’s Inside