MUMBAI: The Producers Guild has nominated Oscar best film aspirants Bridesmaids, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Ides of March, for this year’s Producers Guild Awards (PGA).
Not among the nominees were Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Tree of Life, Drive, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
The PGA also announced nominees in the animated film category in which Steven Spielberg got a second nomination in addition to producing War Horse for The Adventures of Tintin. Other nominees include Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, Rango and Puss In Boots. Among the significant omissions: Rio and Arthur Christmas.
This year, the Producers Guild will also award special honours to Leslie Moonves (Milestone Award), Steven Spielberg (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), Don Mischer (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Stan Lee (Vanguard Award) and In The Land of Blood and Honey (The Stanley Kramer Award).
For the last four years, the winner of the PGA Award has gone on to win the best picture Oscar. Last year, the nominees lined up nine out of 10 with Oscar's list (the Oscars went for Winter's Bone over the PGA's The Town).
The 2012 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced January 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.