Fifth about The Seventh

Casting a ballot – 30th Annual PGA Awards

The 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony will take place Saturday, January 19th, 2019.

As I have been doing for a few years, as we get into the awards season, I’ll post the fictional ballots for some of the guild awards, showing what my vote would be if I had one. I will, as a rule, abstain from my fictional vote if I haven’t seen at least half of the nominees. And to be perfectly clear, I’m not a member of any of these guilds and organizations.

The list of nominees can be seen here

Here it goes:

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman
In what is probably the first of many times this particular doubt will come to my mind this award season, there were two films in the nominee lineup (the other being ROMA) that I could pick up for my vote here. Ultimately, the producers of BlacKkKlansman got the edge because they managed to make this easily available in the big screen and turned this project in a decent commercial success, with undeniable artistic value. (Not seen: The FavouriteGreen BookA Quiet PlaceVice.)

Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin for Isle of Dogs
This was a particularly strong line-up. While the impressive run of commercial juggernaut Incredibles 2 can’t be denied, Isle of Dogs ends up being a riskier and more successful artistic bet, one that is both entertaining, insightful, and visually arresting. (Not seen Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.)


Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures: abstain (Not seen any of the seven nominated films.)

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