Live Poll: PGA Awards 2020 — Outstanding Movie Producer?

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The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures is one of the premiere honors bestowed annually by the Producers Guild of America. It is unique in its intent to honor producers first and films second, rather than the other way around. Another unique quality is in how the award is determined. The Academy Award for Best Film allows every member of the seventeen branches that comprise the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to submit a nomination and all members vote on the final Oscar ballot. Whereas, the PGA award is determined exclusively by fellow PGA producers, the counterpart to the producers branch of the Academy. Some find the PGA producer award to be the more meaningful of the two awards. As recognition by ones peers, who can fully comprehend the challenges of the position, it simply carries more weight.

Which of the 2020 Producers Guild of America nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for 'Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures' do you think should win?

The Producers Guild of America Awards 2019 honoring the best film and television producers of 2019, will be held at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California on January 18, 2020.

See the list of PGA Awards 2020 theatrical motion picture producer nominees TITLE here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls033581431/


1917 2019 | Movie
1917 Producers: Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, and Callum McDougall

Ford v Ferrari 2019 | Movie
Ford v Ferrari Producers: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and James Mangold

Jojo Rabbit 2019 | Movie
Jojo Rabbit Producers: Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi

Joker 2019 | Movie
Joker Producers: Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Knives Out 2019 | Movie
Knives Out Producers: Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman

Little Women
2019 | Movie
Little Women Producers: Amy Pascal, Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord

Marriage Story 2019 | Movie
Marriage Story Producers: Noah Baumbach and David Heyman

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood 2019 | Movie
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Producers: David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, and Quentin Tarantino

Parasite 2019 | Movie
Parasite Producers: Kwak Sin-ae and Bong Joon-ho

The Irishman 2019 | Movie
The Irishman Producers: Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and Martin Scorsese

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Only Amy Pascal appears to be nominated for Little Women.
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Thanks, it is likely only Amy Pascal is eligible, as she is the only producer on that production who is a P.G.A. guild member and is credited as such. IMDb list only Pascal and Wikipedia list all three producers as nominees. I couldn't find the rules online for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures either. Further, complicating matters is Kwak Sin-ae and Bong Joon-ho don't seem to be guild members either, but as a foreign production it is likely some type accommodation is allowed in the rules. All the other nominees have a P.G.A. designation listed in each films credits.
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P.S. I just found the rules online for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures either. They state membership is not required and up to three producers are eligible. It sounds like it comes down to who was sumbitted on PGA award paperwork. I confirmed from a third source, The Hollywood Reporter "Little Women's Amy Pascal is the first solo female producer nominated for the Zanuck Award since Gone Girl's Cean Chaffin in 2014."
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P.S.S. I probably should have gone to the source in the first place, PGA website.
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'Informative intro. 'Two suggested edits:

The Academy Award for Best Film allows every member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to submit a nomination and all members vote on the final Oscar ballot, whereas the PGA award is determined exclusively by fellow producers. Some find the PGA producer award to be the more meaningful of the two awards. As recognition by one's peers...
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Thanks, I opted for a re-write to make the corrections, rather than the quick fixes. I think it makes the point I was trying to make better by being more clear and flowing more logically.

"The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures is one of the premiere honors bestowed annually by the Producers Guild of America. It is unique among other major award season ceremonies in its intent to honor producers first and films second. Another distinctive aspect is the award is determined exclusively by P.G.A. producers. In contrast, the Oscars allows members of all seventeen branches that comprise the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to submit nominations for and vote on the final Best Film ballot, rather than just the producers branch. Some find the producer guild award to be more meaningful than other 'so-called' producer awards; since it is a peer award from individuals who can fully comprehend the challenges of the position."
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I agree; the revision is really good.

I'd suggest two tiny edits:

...the producers' branch. Some find the producer guild award to be more meaningful than other 'so-called' producer awards since it is a peer award from individuals who can fully comprehend the challenges of the position.
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Marriage Story producers
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