Skyfall up for Producers Guild of America Awards

James Bond Skyfall recently passed the $1bn (£616m) mark at the global box office

Related Stories

Skyfall has become the first James Bond film to be nominated for the top prize at the Producers Guild of America Awards.

Star-studded musical Les Miserables and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln are also on the list of 10 shortlisted films.

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) award is seen as a good indicator of which film could win best picture at the Oscars.

The PGA winner has gone on to win best picture 16 times in the last 23 years.

The last time the PGA and the Oscars disagreed was six years ago when the PGA chose Little Miss Sunshine and the Oscar went to The Departed.

Ben Affleck and George Clooney are nominated this year as the producers of the Iran hostage drama Argo, while 2009 PGA winner Kathryn Bigelow is nominated for Zero Dark Thirty.

Nominations for the outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures

  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Skyfall
  • Zero Dark Thirty

They join an eclectic list that also features Ang Lee's shipwreck tale Life of Pi and the quirky comedy Silver Linings Playbook, starring Bradley Cooper.

Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom and mythical indie film Beasts of the Southern Wild are also in the running.

But there was no place on the shortlist for The Hobbit, The Master or The Dark Knight Rises.

The nomination is a boost to Skyfall's Oscar chances and comes days after the James Bond thriller passed the $1bn (£616m) mark at the global box office.

Among those nominated for outstanding producer in an animated motion picture by the PGA are Frankenweenie, Brave and Rise of The Guardians.

The PGA also announced its TV film and and series' nominees, which included Downton Abbey and Homeland.

The awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on 26 January.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Entertainment & Arts stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

  • SyedTanks instead of toys

    Lyse Doucet on the plight of children in Syria and Gaza


  • Silhouette of manSuper-shy

    Why do Germany's super-rich so often keep their heads down?


  • Children playing in Seoul fountainDay in pictures

    The best news photos from around the world in the past 24 hours


  • Gin drinkerMother's ruin

    The time was gin was full of sulphuric acid and turpentine


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • EscaladeBling's the thing

    The ostentatious Cadillac Escalade cruises into 2015 with fuel-gulping gusto

Programmes

  • The smartphones of shoppers being tracked in a storeClick Watch

    How free wi-fi can enable businesses to track our movements and learn more about us

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.