2014 Producers Guild Awards Nominations

The Producers Guild of America released its list of 10 nominees for The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, as well as its nominees for the best documentary, animated film, comedy and drama TV series, and more . The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on January 19 in Los Angeles.



    The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television

  • 30 for 30
  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
  • Duck Dynasty
  • Inside the Actors Studio
  • Shark Tank

    The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television

  • The Colbert Report
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
  • Real Time with Bill Maher
  • Saturday Night Live

    The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television

  • The Amazing Race
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Project Runway
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

    The Award for Outstanding Sports Program

  • 24/7
  • Hard Knocks
  • Monday Night Football
  • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
  • SportsCenter

    The Award for Outstanding Children's Program

  • Dora the Explorer
  • iCarly
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Sesame Street
  • SpongeBob Squarepants

    The Award for Outstanding Digital Series

  • Burning Love
  • Epic Rap Battles of History
  • Lizzie Bennet Diaries
  • Video Game High School
  • Wired: What's Inside

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Kat McCarthy

Kat McCarthy

Yeah, Sherlock is a mini-series.

Jan 2 - 08:35 PM

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Sebastian O.

Sebastian Ochoa

Very true, most of the better British television shows (dramatic and comedic) are much shorter than the American ones (mostly 6 episodes long). The Office, IT Crowd, I'm Alan Partridge, Fawlty Towers, Extras, Blackadder, and many more. However, Sherlock does only have three episodes per season, which is short even for the UK.

However, all this brings up the point: how many episodes does a show have to have to qualify it to be a TV show or a miniseries? It's an unnecessarily confusing concept. For example, Downton Abbey's first season won it Best Miniseries at the Emmys, while the second season was nominated for Best Drama Series. It seems not even the Emmys can distinguish the awards.

According to Wikipedia, the term "Miniseries" means a finite story (like a film) that is split up into episodes varying in length. Unlike a franchise like Star Wars, the story was made for television rather than the cinema. Each season of American Horror Story, for example, is a miniseries in itself. Sherlock's story, however, is open-ended, making it, in my opinion, a series. However, one can't ignore the extremely short length per season. People argue that a miniseries can be 1-6 episodes per season, or even 1-12. Neither of these, to me, seems likely, otherwise the UK would mostly be releasing miniseries, which I don't find probable.

Can anyone comment? We need other opinions if we are to crack this case!

Jan 4 - 04:45 AM

Vits

Vicente Torres

Like you, I've always considered a mini-series a show where they knew how many episodes were left. But all these awards changing the rules have made me doubt things. I mean, a lot of shows decide when a season will be the last one before they start filming. Hell, LOST spent 3 years wrapping things up. Shouldn't those be compared with mini-series because of that?

In the end, it's all just an excuse to submit shows in categories they feel are the least crowded. Just like with the Golden Globes this year, where a lot of dramas were submitted as comedies.

Jan 4 - 01:01 PM

Otviocavalca Ntifernandes

Otviocavalca Ntifernandes

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Jan 5 - 04:14 PM

Branden Lucero

Branden Lucero

American Horror Story IS a mini-series you dope head. each season is self written for that specific season by itself, which is why AHS is an collection of stories a.k.a. an anthology.

Jan 5 - 06:52 PM

Jaime Lannister

Jaime Lannister

Well I guess we all know what is going to win Episodic TV, Drama.

Jan 2 - 06:59 PM

Xavier Con

Xavier Con

Uhmm no?

Jan 2 - 07:37 PM

Clao Morales

Clao Morales

BrBa obviously.

Jan 2 - 07:52 PM

Branden Lucero

Branden Lucero

yes, obviously that overrated ass show that i'm glad is done and over with.

Jan 5 - 06:44 PM

Xavier Con

Xavier Con

Uhmm no?

Jan 2 - 07:37 PM

Clao Morales

Clao Morales

BrBa obviously.

Jan 2 - 07:52 PM

Branden Lucero

Branden Lucero

yes, obviously that overrated ass show that i'm glad is done and over with.

Jan 5 - 06:44 PM

Kat McCarthy

Kat McCarthy

Yeah, Sherlock is a mini-series.

Jan 2 - 08:35 PM

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Sebastian O.

Sebastian Ochoa

Very true, most of the better British television shows (dramatic and comedic) are much shorter than the American ones (mostly 6 episodes long). The Office, IT Crowd, I'm Alan Partridge, Fawlty Towers, Extras, Blackadder, and many more. However, Sherlock does only have three episodes per season, which is short even for the UK.

However, all this brings up the point: how many episodes does a show have to have to qualify it to be a TV show or a miniseries? It's an unnecessarily confusing concept. For example, Downton Abbey's first season won it Best Miniseries at the Emmys, while the second season was nominated for Best Drama Series. It seems not even the Emmys can distinguish the awards.

According to Wikipedia, the term "Miniseries" means a finite story (like a film) that is split up into episodes varying in length. Unlike a franchise like Star Wars, the story was made for television rather than the cinema. Each season of American Horror Story, for example, is a miniseries in itself. Sherlock's story, however, is open-ended, making it, in my opinion, a series. However, one can't ignore the extremely short length per season. People argue that a miniseries can be 1-6 episodes per season, or even 1-12. Neither of these, to me, seems likely, otherwise the UK would mostly be releasing miniseries, which I don't find probable.

Can anyone comment? We need other opinions if we are to crack this case!

Jan 4 - 04:45 AM

Vits

Vicente Torres

Like you, I've always considered a mini-series a show where they knew how many episodes were left. But all these awards changing the rules have made me doubt things. I mean, a lot of shows decide when a season will be the last one before they start filming. Hell, LOST spent 3 years wrapping things up. Shouldn't those be compared with mini-series because of that?

In the end, it's all just an excuse to submit shows in categories they feel are the least crowded. Just like with the Golden Globes this year, where a lot of dramas were submitted as comedies.

Jan 4 - 01:01 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

No Llywen Davis? Fail. And for the record, Bar Rescue is much better than Duck Dynasty (like either one is great). House of Cards may not technically be a comedy, but it's one of the funniest shows available right now.

Jan 2 - 10:06 PM

This comment has been removed.

Sebastian O.

Sebastian Ochoa

Very true, most of the better British television shows (dramatic and comedic) are much shorter than the American ones (mostly 6 episodes long). The Office, IT Crowd, I'm Alan Partridge, Fawlty Towers, Extras, Blackadder, and many more. However, Sherlock does only have three episodes per season, which is short even for the UK.

However, all this brings up the point: how many episodes does a show have to have to qualify it to be a TV show or a miniseries? It's an unnecessarily confusing concept. For example, Downton Abbey's first season won it Best Miniseries at the Emmys, while the second season was nominated for Best Drama Series. It seems not even the Emmys can distinguish the awards.

According to Wikipedia, the term "Miniseries" means a finite story (like a film) that is split up into episodes varying in length. Unlike a franchise like Star Wars, the story was made for television rather than the cinema. Each season of American Horror Story, for example, is a miniseries in itself. Sherlock's story, however, is open-ended, making it, in my opinion, a series. However, one can't ignore the extremely short length per season. People argue that a miniseries can be 1-6 episodes per season, or even 1-12. Neither of these, to me, seems likely, otherwise the UK would mostly be releasing miniseries, which I don't find probable.

Can anyone comment? We need other opinions if we are to crack this case!

Jan 4 - 04:45 AM

Vits

Vicente Torres

Like you, I've always considered a mini-series a show where they knew how many episodes were left. But all these awards changing the rules have made me doubt things. I mean, a lot of shows decide when a season will be the last one before they start filming. Hell, LOST spent 3 years wrapping things up. Shouldn't those be compared with mini-series because of that?

In the end, it's all just an excuse to submit shows in categories they feel are the least crowded. Just like with the Golden Globes this year, where a lot of dramas were submitted as comedies.

Jan 4 - 01:01 PM

brunomen

Bruno Mendes

One more award, one more predictable dismissal of the outstanding 'Before Midnight'. Oh well, at least 'We Steal Secrets' and 'Arrested Development', which I loved, are nominated.

Jan 3 - 03:24 AM

Obi-One BenKobe

Obi-One BenKobe

As always no love for the best show on TV, Justified.

Jan 3 - 05:41 PM

Mario Aguilar

Mario Aguilar

They flushed all their integrity and credibility down the toilet by nominating Duck Dynasty.

Jan 3 - 06:55 PM

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Vadge Sinclair

Vadge Sinclair

Lance you are an utter homophobe.
Nothing more to say to you.

Jan 5 - 02:10 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Vadge: "there's more there!"

Jan 6 - 07:52 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I guess Baldwin's homophobia is somehow more acceptable than Phil Robertson's. Oh well, Lance. You utter homophobe you.

Jan 6 - 07:54 PM

This comment has been removed.

Vadge Sinclair

Vadge Sinclair

Lance you are an utter homophobe.
Nothing more to say to you.

Jan 5 - 02:10 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Vadge: "there's more there!"

Jan 6 - 07:52 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I guess Baldwin's homophobia is somehow more acceptable than Phil Robertson's. Oh well, Lance. You utter homophobe you.

Jan 6 - 07:54 PM

Sebastian O.

Sebastian Ochoa

Very true, most of the better British television shows (dramatic and comedic) are much shorter than the American ones (mostly 6 episodes long). The Office, IT Crowd, I'm Alan Partridge, Fawlty Towers, Extras, Blackadder, and many more. However, Sherlock does only have three episodes per season, which is short even for the UK.

However, all this brings up the point: how many episodes does a show have to have to qualify it to be a TV show or a miniseries? It's an unnecessarily confusing concept. For example, Downton Abbey's first season won it Best Miniseries at the Emmys, while the second season was nominated for Best Drama Series. It seems not even the Emmys can distinguish the awards.

According to Wikipedia, the term "Miniseries" means a finite story (like a film) that is split up into episodes varying in length. Unlike a franchise like Star Wars, the story was made for television rather than the cinema. Each season of American Horror Story, for example, is a miniseries in itself. Sherlock's story, however, is open-ended, making it, in my opinion, a series. However, one can't ignore the extremely short length per season. People argue that a miniseries can be 1-6 episodes per season, or even 1-12. Neither of these, to me, seems likely, otherwise the UK would mostly be releasing miniseries, which I don't find probable.

Can anyone comment? We need other opinions if we are to crack this case!

Jan 4 - 04:45 AM

Vits

Vicente Torres

Like you, I've always considered a mini-series a show where they knew how many episodes were left. But all these awards changing the rules have made me doubt things. I mean, a lot of shows decide when a season will be the last one before they start filming. Hell, LOST spent 3 years wrapping things up. Shouldn't those be compared with mini-series because of that?

In the end, it's all just an excuse to submit shows in categories they feel are the least crowded. Just like with the Golden Globes this year, where a lot of dramas were submitted as comedies.

Jan 4 - 01:01 PM

Lucas C. Bertoni

Lucas Bertoni

Umm, where is Blackfish? Where is The Act of Killing? Maybe you missed them, they were only two of the most discussed documentaries of the year

Jan 4 - 06:17 PM

Jed

Jed Groff

Why don't these guys do VFX and actors and whatnot?

Jan 4 - 07:16 PM

Vadge Sinclair

Vadge Sinclair

Lance you are an utter homophobe.
Nothing more to say to you.

Jan 5 - 02:10 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Vadge: "there's more there!"

Jan 6 - 07:52 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I guess Baldwin's homophobia is somehow more acceptable than Phil Robertson's. Oh well, Lance. You utter homophobe you.

Jan 6 - 07:54 PM

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