‘The Big Short’, ‘The Voice’, ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Big at Producers Guild Awards 2016
The winners are in for the Producers Guild Awards 2016, and it looks like the Oscar race may have taken a wild left turn. The Big Short won the top award of the evening for Best Picture, beating out fellow Best Picture Oscar nominees Spotlight, The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road. This is the first win in what could be a guild sweep for The Big Short, provided it can take the Writers Guild Awards and the Ensemble Award from the Screen Actors Guild. Granted, it remains to be seen if director Adam McKay is popular enough to win the DGA for his work on The Big Short, but the Directors Guild has made some surprising picks before.
Naturally, in any other year, this probably wouldn’t be as surprising. But this year, there’s a considerable wealth of worthy competition. Spotlight was out in front for much of the early awards season, while The Revenant has earned a lot of late buzz. Granted, The Big Short is in much the same position, appearing virtually out of nowhere at the tail end of the awards season. Put simply, the Oscar race just got a whole hell of a lot more interesting with this PGA win, since the guild ends up matching up with the Best Picture Oscar race winner 70% of the time. You’d have to go back to the 2006 awards season to find the last time the PGA picked incorrectly (they chose Little Miss Sunshine, Oscar chose The Departed). So the odds are swinging in favor of The Big Short.
Of course, the comedy wasn’t the only big winner of the night. Inside Out earned the prize for Best Animated Feature, while Game of Thrones earned top honors for TV Drama Series. Even The Voice got love from the PGA, winning for Best Reality Competition Series.
Check out the full list of winners for the Producers Guild Awards 2016 below:
PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS 2016: COMPLETE WINNERS LIST
The Big Short
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
BEST TV DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones
BEST TV COMEDY SERIES
BEST LONGFORM SERIES
BEST NON-FICTION TV
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
BEST COMPETITION TV
BEST LIVE ENTERTAINMENT/TALK
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
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