If the writer imagines a story and the actors bring it to life, the producers are those who make it happen. You can have the greatest director or the most sought-after cinematographer, but nothing is possible without the necessary resources to bring movies, television and all new media to the masses. To recognize such achievements, the PGA has announced their nominations for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards.
Whether on the big screen or small, whatever entertained you this past year is most likely represented. Here are the nominees for some notable categories.
OUTSTANDING PRODUCER OF THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Argo (Warner Bros.) Producers: Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Beast of The Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Producers: Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn
Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company) Producers: Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher
Les Misérables (Universal Pictures) Producers: Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
Life of Pi (Fox 2000 Pictures) Producers: Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark
Lincoln (Touchstone Pictures) Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg
Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features) Producers: Wes Anderson & Scott Rudin, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales
Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company) Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon
Skyfall (Columbia Pictures) Producers: Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson
Zero Dark Thirty (Columbia Pictures) Producers: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison
OUTSTANDING PRODUCER OF EPISODE TELEVISION, DRAMA
Breaking Bad (AMC) Producers: Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Stewart Lyons, Michelle MacLaren, George Mastras, Diane Mercer, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett
Downton Abbey (PBS) Producers: Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge
Game of Thrones (HBO) Producers: David Benioff, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss, D.B. Weiss
Homeland (Showtime) Producers: Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Michael Cuesta, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Michael Klick, Meredith Stiehm
Mad Men (AMC) Producers: Jon Hamm, Scott Hornbacher, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Victor Levin, Blake McCormick, Matthew Weiner
OUTSTANDING PRODUCER OF EPISODE TELEVISION, COMEDY
30 Rock (NBC) Producers: Irene Burns, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Vali Chandrasekaran, Luke Del Tredici, Tina Fey, Matt Hubbard, Marci Klein, Jerry Kupfer, Lorne Michaels, David Miner, Dylan Morgan, Jeff Richmond, John Riggi, Josh Siegal, Ron Weiner
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) Producers: Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro, Faye Oshima Belyeu, Bill Prady
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) Producers: Alec Berg, Larry Charles, Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Tim Gibbons, David Mandel, Erin O’Malley, Jeff Schaffer, Laura Streicher
Louie (FX) Producers: Dave Becky, M. Blair Breard, Louis C.K.
Modern Family (ABC) Producers: Cindy Chupack, Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Morton, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Chris Smirnoff, Brad Walsh, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker
Winners will be announced on January 26th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.