'12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' up for Producers Guild Awards
Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 01:22
Jan 02 - Ten films, including '12 Years A Slave' and 'Gravity,' will compete at the upcoming Producers Guild Awards. Bob Mezan reports.
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American slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" was among the 10 films nominated for outstanding producer of a motion picture in the Producers Guild Awards. Other films of note nominated for the honor were space thriller "Gravity," 1970s con-men caper "American Hustle," Woody Allen's tragic comedy "Blue Jasmine," Somali pirate thriller "Captain Phillips," AIDS activist drama "Dallas Buyers Club," quirky computer-age romance "Her," heartland comedy "Nebraska," Disney's "Mary Poppins" film "Saving Mr. Banks," and Martin Scorsese's tale of American greed "The Wolf of Wall Street."
There were a few notable exclusions among the films. "Inside Llewyn Davis" from the Coen brothers did not get a nomination. Neither did family dysfunction drama "August: Osage County" and civil rights saga "Lee Daniels' The Butler."
The Producers Guild Awards will be handed out in a ceremony in Beverly Hills on January 19. The awards are a key indication of Hollywood sentiment ahead of the Oscars on March 2.
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