PGA names best films, leaves out Globe winners
The Diving Bell, Juno, Michael Clayton, No Country and Blood make the cut.
The film starring George Clooney adds another nomination to its list. (Warner Bros.)
Notably missing from the list were "Atonement," which won the Golden Globe Award on Sunday as best dramatic picture of 2007, and the Globe winner in the musical or comedy category, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."
Since its inception in 1990, the honor, officially called the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, had been a reliable bellwether for the best picture Academy Award. But over the last three years, the PGA winners ("The Aviator" in 2005, "Brokeback Mountain" in 2006 and "Little Miss Sunshine" last year) lost Oscar's top prize.
Nominees for producer of the year in the animated motion picture category are "Bee Movie," "Ratatouille" and "The Simpsons Movie." Documentary feature nominees are "Body of War," "Hear and Now," "Pete Seeger: "The Power of Song," "Sicko" and "White Light/Back Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki."
"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," "The Bronx Is Burning," "High School Musical 2," "Jane Eyre" and "The Starter Wife" are vying for the David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in long-form television.
The guild announced several TV nominees in November.
In contention for the Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Award in episodic comedy are "Entourage," "Extras," "The Office," "30 Rock" and "Ugly Betty."
The nominees for episodic drama are "Dexter," "Grey's Anatomy," "Heroes," "House," "Lost" and "The Sopranos."
The nominees in the nonfiction TV category are "Deadliest Catch," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," "Planet Earth" and "60 Minutes."
The live entertainment/competition contenders are "The Amazing Race," "American Idol," "The Colbert Report," "Project Runway" and "Real Time With Bill Maher."
Several honorary awards will be handed out at the 19th annual gala Feb. 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, including the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures to Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television to Dick Wolf and the Stanley Kramer Award to "The Great Debaters."