'Deadpool' comes as a big surprise among the nominees, while award contenders such as 'Silence', 'Jackie' and 'Sully' are overlooked.
After its big victory at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, "La La Land" scores a nomination at the upcoming Producers Guild of America Awards. The Damien Chazelle-directed musical is vying for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures alongside "Deadpool", "Moonlight", "Manchester by the Sea", "Hell or High Water", "Lion", "Hacksaw Ridge", "Hidden Figures", "Fences" and "Arrival".
Meanwhile, "Silence", "Jackie", "Sully", "Loving", "Captain Fantastic", "Nocturnal Animals", "20th Century Women" and "Florence Foster Jenkins" are overlooked by PGA voters, despite they're being award contenders.
"Deadpool", an anti-superhero movie adapted from comic book with the same name, comes as a big surprise among the nominees. Producer Simon Kinberg says, "We are beyond thrilled and humbled by this honor." He adds, "We really wanted to make something that broke all the rules, and somehow we didn't get punished for it."
"Finding Dory", "Kubo and the Two Strings", "Moana", "The Secret Life of Pets" and "Zootopia" are nominated in Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures category. Previously, PGA announced nominees for feature length documentary, which include "Dancer", "The Eagle Huntress", "Life Animated", "O.J.: Made in America" and "Tower".
PGA will also honor Tom Rothman with Milestone Award, James L. Brooks with Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, Irwin Winkler with David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, "Loving" with Stanley Kramer Award and Megan Ellison with Visionary Award.
The 2017 PGA Awards will be held on January 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
- "Arrival" - Producers: Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, Aaron Ryder, David Linde
- "Deadpool" - Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner
- "Fences" - Producers: Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, Todd Black
- "Hacksaw Ridge" - Producers: Bill Mechanic, David Permut
- "Hell or High Water " - Producers: Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn
- "Hidden Figures" - Producers: Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin & Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, Theodore Melfi
- "La La Land" - Producers: Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt
- "Lion"- Producers: Emile Sherman & Iain Canning, Angie Fielder
- "Manchester by the Sea" - Producers: Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, Kevin Walsh
- "Moonlight" - Producers: Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner & Jeremy Kleiner
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
- "Finding Dory" - Producer: Lindsey Collins
- "Kubo and the Two Strings" - Producers: Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight
- "Moana" - Producer: Osnat Shurer
- "The Secret Life of Pets" - Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
- "Zootopia" - Producer: Clark Spencer
Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:
- "Dancer" - Producer: Gabrielle Tana
- "The Eagle Huntress" - Producers: Stacey Reiss, Otto Bell
- "Life, Animated" - Producers: Julie Goldman, Roger Ross Williams
- "O.J.: Made in America" - Producers: Ezra Edelman, Caroline Waterlow
- "Tower" - Producers: Ketih Maitland, Susan Thomson, Megan Gilbride