The power players behind Birdman, Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, Whiplash and Nightcrawler will be among those fighting for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at this year’s Producers Guild of America gala.
The producers of Foxcatcher, Boyhood, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything have also been nominated for the top honor, which will be announced on January 24 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, the producers of Big Hero 6, The Book of Life, The Boxtrolls, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and The LEGO Movie will compete for the Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, and the brains behind TV hits American Horror Story: Freak Show, Fargo, The Normal Heart, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History and Sherlock have been nominated for the David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television.
The Normal Heart is already a PGA winner – the producers will collect the Stanley Kramer Award for illuminating and raising “public awareness of important social issues” at the ceremony.
Other previously announced winners include Jon Feltheimer (Milestone Award), Mark Gordon (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Gale Anne Hurd (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures) and officials at Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B Entertainment (Visionary Award).
Also nominated are the producers of Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game Of Thrones, House Of Cards and True Detective for the Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama, and The Big Bang Theory, Louie, Modern Family, Orange Is The New Black and Veep for the Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy.