Succession and 1917 lead PGA award winners
James R | On 19, Jan 2020
Succession and 1917 led the 2020 PGA award winners last night.
Sam Mendes’ World War One movie, which won the Best Picture (Drama) prize at the Golden Globes, is now in pole position for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, taking home the Producers Guild of America award for Best Picture.
“It’s a tribute to all those who stood to protect the values that we all hold dear, and fought in the First World War and many other conflicts,” producer Pippa Harris said when accepting the award. “In these times of division and conflict all over the world, it’s just a reminder to never take for granted the peace that we all inherited.”
Sam Mendes highlighted the producers he has learned from over the years, ever since his debut American Beauty won the PGA Best Picture prize 20 years ago.
Pixar’s Toy Story 4 won the animated feature prize, beating Golden Globe winner Missing Link – although the Oscars have nominated multiple films not in competition at the PGA, including Netflix’s Klaus and I Lost My Body. Apollo 11, which charts the 1969 moon landing, won Best Documentary, despite not being nominated for the same category at the Academy Awards.
On the small screen, Succession’s second season bagged Best TV Drama, beating Game of Thrones’ final run, The Crown’s third season, Big Little Lies’ sophomore outing and Watchmen. BBC Three’s Fleabag (an Amazon exclusive in the US) won Best Comedy, beating Schitt’s Creek, Barry, Veep and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
HBO’s Chernobyl won the Limited TV Series prize, fending off competition from Fosse/Verdon, True Detective, Unbelievable and When They See Us.
The Non-Fiction TV prize went to HBO’s Leaving Neverland, which aired on Channel 4 in the UK, while RuPaul’s Drag Race won Best Game and Competition TV.
Jimmy Kimmel presented the Milestone Award to Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, who declared: “The future of cinema will be written by the people who make it.”
Grace & Frankie stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin also presented the Norman Lear achievement award to their show’s creator and executive producer, Marta Kauffman.
Here’s the full list of winners:
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Toy Story 4
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Picture
One Child Nation
The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama
Big Little Lies: Season 2
The Crown: Season 3
Game of Thrones: Season 8
Succession: Season 2
Watchmen: Season 1
The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy
Barry: Season 2
Fleabag: Season 2
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 3
Schitt’s Creek: Season 5
Veep: Season 7
The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television
When They See Us
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures
Apollo: Missions to the Moon
Black Mirror: Striking Vipers
Deadwood: The Movie
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television
30 for 30: Season 10
60 Minutes: Season 51, Season 52
Queer Eye: Season 3, Season 4
Surviving R. Kelly: Season 1
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Season 25
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 6
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Season 5
Saturday Night Live: Season 45
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television
The Amazing Race: Season 31
The Masked Singer: Season 1
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 11
Top Chef: Season 16
The Voice: Season 16, Season 17