Amazon and Netflix both took home prizes from the 2018 Producers Guild of America Awards this weekend, as Hollywood’s 8,000-strong producing body voted on the best achievements of the last year.
The Handmaid’s Tale has dominated the television landscape in the last year, picking up awards left, right and centre – and, as a Hulu original, making history in the process. The programme, based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, once again took home The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama, beating competition from The Crown, Big Little Lies, Game of Thrones and Stranger Things.
Nonetheless, Netflix and Amazon were still successful on the night, with Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel following its Golden Globe triumph with a PGA victory – trumping Curb Your Enthusiasm, Master of None, Silicon Valley and Veep to bag Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy. Netflix, meanwhile, bagged the David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television with Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s tech dystopian anthology, now in its fourth season – the third big hitter of the night to star female lead characters.
The awards may not having been coming thick and fast for Game of Thrones, but HBO enjoyed a win for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, while Carpool Karaoke and The Voice were also crowned winners.
In the feature film race, The Shape of Water took home the top prize, placing Guillermo del Toro’s creature feature in the frontrunner position for the Oscars race. Other big screen winners include animated picture Coco and documentary Jane – the latter perhaps giving Netflix further competition in its ongoing battle to win Best Documentary at the Academy Awards: the streaming giant had two nominees in this year’s PGA contest, including Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower and Chasing Carol.
Read on for the full list of winners:
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
“The Shape Of Water”
Producers: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
Producer: Darla K. Anderson
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures:
Producers: Brett Morgen, Bryan Burk, Tony Gerber, James Smith
The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama:
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Season 1)
Producers: Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, Sheila Hockin, Eric Tuchman, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Joseph Boccia, Elisabeth Moss, Kira Snyder, Leila Gerstein
The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy:
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Season 1)
Producers: Daniel Palladino, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Sheila Lawrence, Dhana Rivera Gilbert
The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television:
“Black Mirror” (Season 4)
Producers: Annabel Jones, Charlie Brooker
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:
“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” (Season 1, Season 2)
Producers: Leah Remini, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Myles Reiff, Adam Saltzberg, Erin Gamble, Lisa Rosen, Grainne Byrne, Taylor Levin, Alex Weresow, Rachelle Mendez
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television:
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (Season 4)
Producers: John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television:
“The Voice” (Season 12, Season 13)
Producers: John de Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Lee Metzger, Chad Hines, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, Jay Bienstock, Stijn Bakkers, Mike Yurchuk, Teddy Valenti, Carson Daly
The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program:
“Carpool Karaoke” (Season 1)
The Award for Outstanding Sports Program:
“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (Season 23)
The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program:
“Sesame Street” (Season 47)