Oscar 2015: Producers Guild Nominates 10 Films for Annual Award

The nominees for the Producer Guild of America (PGA) annual awards were announced today.  Of the 10 contenders, for me the biggest and most pleasant surprise was the nomination of Ex Machina.

Straight Outta Compton became the highest-grossing film directed by a black filmmaker earlier this year when it topped $160 million in domestic box office receipts. The film also landed a Screen Actors Guild nomination for best performance by an ensemble in December, making a strong contender for Best Picture Oscar nod.

The PGA is the only other industry group to utilize the preferential balloting system the Academy employees to determine best picture nominees and winners.

The last eight winners of the PGA prize have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Winners will be unveiled at the 2016 PGA Awards on January 23, 2016.

Documentary Nominees


“The Hunting Ground”

“The Look of Silence”


“Something Better to Come”

TV Nominees

TV nominees include:

“Better Call Saul”

“Game of Thrones”

“Inside Amy Schumer”

“Silicon Valley.”


List of Film Nominees

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

“The Big Short”
Producers: Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner










“Bridge of Spies”
Producers: Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, Kristie Macosko Krieger











Producers: Finola Dwyer & Amanda Posey








“Ex Machina”
No final producers credits yet








“Mad Max: Fury Road”
Producers: Doug Mitchell & George Miller








“The Martian”
Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Mark Huffam










“The Revenant”
Producers: Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon










Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Edward L. McDonnell, Molly Smith










Producers: Michael Sugar & Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Pagon Faust








“Straight Outta Compton”
Producers: Ice Cube and Matt Alvarez, F. Gary Gray, Dr. Dre, Scott Bernstein










Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

Producers: Rosa Tran, Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman

“The Good Dinosaur”
Producer: Denise Ream

“Inside Out”
Producer: Jonas Rivera

Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy

“The Peanuts Movie”
Producers: Craig Schulz, Michael J. Travers