“Nomadland” nonetheless has loads of gasoline left in its tank. The Frances McDormand street drama gained the highest prize from the Producers Guild of America on Wednesday night time, including one other high-profile trophy to a shelf that already consists of the Golden Globe for greatest drama and the Critics Alternative Award for greatest image.
Although “Nomadland” was already thought-about by most to be the Oscar front-runner, the PGA Award affords a superb area take a look at of how the movie can fare in a bunch that comprises a big variety of Oscar voters and makes use of an identical 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.
Although “Nomadland” has had the strongest awards-season run thus far, its guild dominance just isn’t absolute. Finally weekend’s Writers Guild Awards, the place “Nomadland” was deemed ineligible, the winners have been “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” for tailored screenplay and “Promising Young Woman” for unique screenplay.
And whereas McDormand is nominated for a best-actress Display Actors Guild Award, “Nomadland” didn’t earn a prime SAG nomination for greatest solid. These awards, which will likely 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 sequence) gained the highest TV prizes.