The Producers Guild of America has landed on January 19 2013 for the 24th Annual PGA Awards, which honor excellence in motion picture and television production.
The PGA’s 2012 awards recognized “The Artist” producer Thomas Langmann for The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures and “The Adventures of Tin Tin”’s triple-threat producers Peter Jackson, Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg. Ten feature films will again be selected for 2013 honors at the Beverly Hilton Hotel--the more the merrier seems to be the PGA mantra--while the Academy keeps changing its best picture voting rules, and selected nine this year.
While the PGA’s kudos ceremony remains fixed on the third weekend in January, speculation remains about whether the Academy Awards ceremony will move up by a week or more in February next year.
In 2012, the 5,000-strong PGA membership also awarded individual honors to Steven Spielberg (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), Stan Lee (Vanguard Award) and the producers of “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (The Stanley Kramer Award), as well as Leslie Moonves (Milestone Award) and Don Mischer (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television) in the TV categories.