“Nomadland” nonetheless has loads of gasoline left in its tank. The Frances McDormand highway drama received the highest prize from the Producers Guild of America on Wednesday evening, including one other high-profile trophy to a shelf that already consists of the Golden Globe for greatest drama and the Critics Choice Award for greatest image.
Though “Nomadland” was already thought of by most to be the Oscar front-runner, the PGA Award provides a superb area check of how the movie can fare in a gaggle that incorporates a big variety of Oscar voters and makes use of an analogous preferential poll. Since 2009, when the guild and Oscars each expanded the variety of their best-film nominees, the 2 teams have differed solely 3 times of their final choice.
Though “Nomadland” has had the strongest awards-season run to this point, its guild dominance shouldn’t be absolute. At final weekend’s Writers Guild Awards, the place “Nomadland” was deemed ineligible, the winners had been “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” for tailored screenplay and “Promising Young Woman” for unique screenplay.
And whereas McDormand is nominated for a best-actress Screen Actors Guild Award, “Nomadland” didn’t earn a high SAG nomination for greatest forged. Those awards, which might be held April 4, might give a shot within the arm to best-picture nominees “Minari” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” whose ensembles did handle to attain nominations.
Elsewhere on the PGA Awards, “My Octopus Teacher” took the guild’s documentary-film honor, whereas “Soul” was deemed the very best animated movie. “The Crown” (greatest episodic drama), “Schitt’s Creek” (greatest episodic comedy) and “The Queen’s Gambit” (greatest restricted collection) received the highest TV prizes.