The film Everything Everywhere at the Same Time received the most coveted award at the 34th edition of the Producers Association Awards, in the antechamber of the Oscars that will be handed out on March 12th.
The Darryl F. Zanuck award for Best Feature Film Production puts the title starring Michelle Yeoh at the forefront of winning the Oscar for Best Film, in a year with strong competitors.
The Producers Association Awards (PGA Awards, in the English acronym), delivered this morning at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, are considered a “thermometer” with a refined sensitivity for the Oscars, given the similar voting format of the members and the historical of alignment between winners.
Since 2009, only on three occasions has a film been awarded a PGA award that has not been chosen by Academy members.
the producer of Everything Everywhere at the Same Time, Jonathan Wang, thanked the two directors, Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, as he accepted the statuette, calling them his right and left hand. “I can’t do this without you guys,” he said, crediting them with bringing the joy and creativity to the shoot.
Everything Everywhere at the Same Time it had already won the statuette for Best Film at the 6th edition of the Hollywood Film Awards, by the Hollywood Critics Association, the night before, and in January it received the same distinction at the Critics’ Choice Awards.
The night was also one of consecration for Guillermo Del Toro and his version of Pinocchio, which won in the animated film category. The Mexican veteran reaffirmed his belief that animation is a genre for all audiences, not just children, and said this was “a fantastic year for animation”. The award maintains the winning tune of the Netflix animated film, which has won practically every time it is nominated this season, from the Critics Association awards to the Golden Globes and the BAFTA.
Also the documentary about Vladimir Putin’s opponent in Russia, Navalny, rose to the top with the award for producers Odessa Rae, Melanie Miller, Diane Becker and Shane Boris. The documentary, from CNN/Warner Bros, is nominated and is a big favorite for the Oscars.
In television fiction, the producers of The White Lotus (HBO) were the winners in the best drama category, beating ozarkSeverance, Andor It is Better Call Saul.
The Dropout: The Story of a Fraud (Hulu) took the statuette for best miniseries, while best comedy was The Bear (FX).
Already Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (Roku) won Best Motion Picture Made for Television or streaming.
In the non-fiction category won Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN), while Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) was again considered the best in the category of varieties and Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (Amazon Prime) won Best Game Series and Competition.
The ceremony, which took place on a relatively unusual rainy and cold night in Los Angeles, had an illustrious audience that included Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams, Amanda Seyfried, Austin Butler, Sandra Oh, Mindy Kaling, Michelle Yeoh and Guillermo Del Toro.
The event also included a Milestone Award for Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy of Warner Bros., longtime partners with an extensive production career.
The Producers Association also presented the Stanley Kramer Award to producers of Tillthe Norman Lear Television Career Award to Mindy Kaling, and the David O. Selznick Award to Tom Cruise.
The PGA Awards honor work done by film and television producers over the last year.
This is followed by the ceremony of the Guild of Actors (SAG Awards), which takes place this Sunday, February 26, in an awards season that culminates with the Oscars on March 12.
Everything Everywhere at the Same Time is currently available on the video service on demand TVCine+ in Portugal, having also been recently shown by thematic channels.