It’s that wonderful time of the year; time for film awards pretty much every weekend, and sometimes during the week as well. So, like I’ve been doing for a few years already, I’ll pretend.
I’ll cast a fictional ballot for many awards (the Oscars, when it’s time, and a few selected guilds). It’s not who I think will receive the award, merely who I think should. (I haven’t seen a few of the nominees, so this is, indeed, far from ideal.)
A note: I’m not a member of any of the guilds (or AMPAS, for that matter), hence the word fictional.
The full list of nominees can be see at the PGA website, and the award announced on January 23rd, 2016. My vote would be:
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Picture: Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner for The Big Short
The idea of handing the rights of a book that tell a highly technical story (and likely an unsexy one for the general public) to a comedy director sounds like a very risk idea. But taking risks is the path to reaping rewards, and this film does. It’s a ballsy execution to a tough concept, and a very entertaining and thought-provoking work.