One of the biggest awards that forecast the Best Picture Oscar races comes in the form of the Producers Guild of America. It’s nice to see Up get a picture nom as well as animated and I can’t believe Star Trek made it. It’s a great mix of most of my favorites this year (excluding the obligatory Invictus) and I’m very happy to see District 9 made the cut.. Thanks to Awards Daily we have the nominations below.

AVATAR – Producers: James Cameron, Jon Landau
DISTRICT 9 – Producers: Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson
AN EDUCATION – Producers: Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey
THE HURT LOCKER – Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS – Producer: Lawrence Bender
INVICTUS – Producers: Clint Eastwood, Rob Lorenz, Lori McCreary , Mace Neufeld
PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE – Producers: Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness
STAR TREK – Producers: J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof
UP – Producer: Jonas Rivera
UP IN THE AIR – Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

PGA Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
9 – Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.
CORALINE – Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.
FANTASTIC MR. FOX – Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG – Producer: Peter Del Vecho
UP – Producer: Jonas Rivera

Looking at the list, it’s safe to say Rob Marshall‘s Nine is out of the running after the mediocre reviews and general dismay. At least the Weinsteins still have Basterds, a strong Oscar contender. I personally believe on March 7th we will see Up In The Air or Avatar take home the top prize, but it will be a good indicator on who wins at the end of January.

The 21st Annual PGA Awards ceremony will occur on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at the Hollywood Palladium.

What do you think about the nominations? Any snubs or films you wish were on the lst?

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