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Oppenheimer and Barbie among Producers Guild Awards nominees

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Oppenheimer and Barbie among Producers Guild Awards nominees

Oppenheimer and Barbie will face off at yet another awards ceremony this season, this time at the Producers Guild Awards where they are among the 10 films nominated for the top prize.

The Producers Guild of America announced its nominations for the coveted Darryl F Zanuck Award, its equivalent of the best picture trophy.

Nominees overlapped with the five Directors Guild choices announced earlier this week, including Killers Of The Flower Moon, The Holdovers and Poor Things.

The five additional films were American Fiction, Anatomy Of A Fall, Maestro, Past Lives and The Zone Of Interest.

It is the first time that two international productions, in this case The Zone Of Interest and Anatomy Of A Fall, have been nominated in a single year.

The award has proven to be perhaps the best indicator for what will win the top honour at the Oscars.

In the past five years, four PGA winners have gone on to collect best picture at the Academy Awards, with the exception of 2020 in which the PGA honoured 1917 and the Oscar went to Parasite.

Last year Everything Everywhere All At Once got the award.

This line-up of 10 could very well mirror the best picture nominees at the Oscars, which will be announced on January 23.

It also puts a question mark around the chances of other films, such as The Color Purple, which was nominated for its ensemble by the Screen Actors Guild, and May December.

The five films nominated for best animated motion picture are The Boy And The Heron, Elemental, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, The Super Mario Bros Movie and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

The guild also recognises television, where drama nominees are The Crown, The Diplomat, The Last Of Us, The Morning Show and Succession.

Comedy contenders include Barry, The Bear, Jury Duty, Only Murders In The Building and Ted Lasso.

The PGA previously announced nominations for documentation, including the AP and Frontline collaboration 20 Days In Mariupol.

Winners will be announced at an untelevised ceremony in Los Angeles on February 25.

Oppenheimer and Barbie are the lead nominees at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on February 24, as they were for the recent Golden Globes.

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