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'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' at PGA Awards (FULL WINNERS LIST)

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio | Thompson on Hollywood January 20, 2014 at 1:06AM

In an unprecedented double victory, both "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" tied for best motion picture at the PGA Awards this evening. Accepting the awards were Alfonso Cuaron and David Heyman for "Gravity," and Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt and the Plan B team for "12 Years a Slave."
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Lupita Nyong'o

UPDATED The Oscar race just got a hell of a lot more interesting. In an unprecedented double victory, both "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" tied for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at the PGA Awards this evening. Accepting the awards were Alfonso Cuaron and David Heyman for "Gravity," and Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt and the Plan B team for "12 Years a Slave."

Alfonso Cuaron and Emmanuel Lubezki
Alfonso Cuaron and Emmanuel Lubezki

Predicted winner "American Hustle" went home empty-handed. The PGAs have perennially presaged the Oscar best picture win (a la last year's "Argo") which means that this year's Academy race may have narrowed to two films: "Gravity" and "12 Years." At the SAG Awards Saturday, "American Hustle" took home the Ensemble prize--indicating strong support from the dominant actors' branch--and "12 Years a Slave" nabbed best supporting actress for Lupita Nyong'o (pictured). The DGA Awards expected winner on January 25 is Cuaron. 

Full list of winners below:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: (tie)
"Gravity" (Warner Bros. Pictures) Producers: Alfonso Cuaron, David Heyman
"12 Years a Slave" (Fox Searchlight Pictures);  Producers: Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama:
"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

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:
"We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks" (Focus Features);  Producers: Alexis Bloom, Alex Gibney, Marc Shmuger

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television:
"Behind the Candelabra" (HBO); Producers: Susan Ekins, Gregory Jacobs, Michael Polaire, Jerry Weintraub

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program:
"SportsCenter" (ESPN)

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program:
"Sesame Street"  (PBS)

The Award for Outstanding Digital Series:
"Wired: What’s Inside"

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:
"Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" (CNN);  Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
"Frozen" (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures); Producer: Peter Del Vecho

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television:
"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

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment and Talk Television:
"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 Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy:
"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

EARLIER: Tonight, I'll be hanging out at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles covering the Producers Guild of America Awards. Red carpet staff are lined up with Tiffany swag bags, passed apps are floating by and producers and presenters, Barkhad Abdi among them, are beginning to hold court in the lobby.

This article is related to: Producers Guild Awards, Awards, Awards Season Roundup


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.