CULTURE Eleven films nominated for 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards

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Eleven films nominated for 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards

Xinhua

03:53, January 07, 2018

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A total of 11 films have been nominated for the top honor bestowed by the Producers Guild of America (PGA), the group announced Friday. 

It's the first time, not 10 but 11 films will race for the the PGA's Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures as the result of a tie in voting. 

The nominees are "The Big Sick," "Call Me by Your Name," "Dunkirk," "Get Out," "I, Tonya," "Lady Bird," "Molly's Game," "The Post," "The Shape of Water," "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," and "Wonder Woman." 

Among the front-runners, fantasy drama film "The Shape of Water" about a mute, female janitor who is drawn into an otherworldly love affair, tops all movies with seven nominations, including Best Picture, at Sunday's 75th annual Golden Globes. 

The black comedy crime film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" led the nominations with four nods, including best ensemble, for the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Jan. 21. 

The Producers Guild has made progress in reducing gender inequality with its nominations list this year, as two of the eleven nominees are directed by women, including Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" and Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird". 

Only eight of the top 100 movies in 2017 were directed by women and only 4.3 percent of the 1,223 directors of the 1,100 top movies over the last decade from 2007 to 2017 were female, according to a new study released Thursday by the University of Southern California. 

Producers Guild of America kicks out former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein disgraced by sex scandal in October. 

The PGA has remained one of the most reliable Oscar precursors on the awards season trail, matching the Oscar for best picture in 19 of its 28 years. 

The nominees of the Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures are "The Boss Baby," "Coco," "Despicable Me 3," "Ferdinand" and "The Lego Batman Movie." 

All 2018 Producers Guild Awards winners will be announced on Jan. 20, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in western US city of Los Angeles. 

The PGA is a trade association representing television producers, film producers and New Media producers in the United States. The PGA's membership includes over 7,000 members of the producing establishment worldwide.

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