The 2014 Producers Guild nominees have been announced and it further puts the Oscar race into focus in one area at least: Animation. Given that there are five nominees for the Producers Guild for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures award and the same voters are also Oscar voters, count The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Epic, Frozen and Monsters University as virtual shoe-ins for an Oscar nomination.
Now for the Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures nominees, there are ten. And yes, there are ten potential spots come Oscar time for Best Picture, even if the Academy doesn't fill them all. We, honestly, think the 10 on the Producers Guild list are the ten who deserve to be nominated for Oscar gold and not one less!
Here are the nominated movies for Producers Guild Nominations:
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
- American Hustle
- Blue Jasmine
- Captain Phillips
- Dallas Buyers Club
- Saving Mr. Banks
- 12 Years a Slave
- Wolf of Wall Street
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
- The Croods
- Despicable Me 2
- Monsters University