MUMBAI: Following up on its Golden Globe win, The Artist took top honors at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday. The film now continues its march to grab the Academy awards too.
The Artist beat out George Clooney's family drama and another Oscar favourite The Descendants. The film won best musical or comedy at Sunday's Golden Globes while The Descendants won best drama along with a best actor nod for Clooney.
Other nominees in the movie category were War Horse, The Help, Bridesmaids, Hugo, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball and Clooney’s The Ides of March.
Along with honors from other Hollywood professional groups such as actors, directors and writers guilds, the producer prizes have become part of the preseason sorting out contenders for the Oscars, whose nominations come out January 24.