PGA Awards 2024 Nominations: ‘Maestro,’ ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ and ‘Past Lives’ Among Contenders

The nominations for the 2024 Producers Guild of America Awards have been unveiled ahead of the annual ceremony, set to take place on February 25.

In the Theatrical Motion Picture category, films like “American Fiction,” “Anatomy of a Fall,” “Barbie,” “The Holdovers,” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Maestro,” “Oppenheimer,” “Past Lives,” “Poor Things,” and “The Zone of Interest” are the contenders.

Formally known as the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, the accolade has historically been considered a strong prognosticator for the Best Picture Oscar, with 15 of the previous 20 winners going on to win the biggest honors at the Academy Awards.

In the Animated Theatrical Motion Picture category, “The Boy and the Heron,” “Elemental,” “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” are in the running.

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As previously announced, documentaries “American Symphony,” “20 Days in Mariupol,” “The Disappearance of Shere Hite,” “Beyond Utopia,” “The Mother of All Lies,” “Squaring the Circle,” and “Smoke Sauna Sisterhood” are recognized in the respective category. The PGA Award nominees for Sports, Children’s, and Short Form Television Programs were also previously announced, with “Beckham” and animated series “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” nominated amongst “Sesame Street” and “I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson.”

Final voting ballots will close February 15. The 35th annual Producers Guild of America Awards ceremony will take place Sunday, February 25 at the The Ray Dolby Ballroom, Ovation Hollywood at Hollywood and Highland, where the winners will be announced. The PGA Awards event chairs are Mike Farah, Chief Executive Officer at Funny Or Die and Joe Farrell, Chief Creative Officer at Funny Or Die.

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“Killers of the Flower Moon” and “Maestro” producer Martin Scorsese is set to be honored with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award for his producing work over the last half-century.

“Marty’s trailblazing career as a producer, marked by decades of bold, breakthrough projects, demands to be celebrated,” PGA presidents Donald De Line and Stephanie Allain said in a joint statement. “His mastery and unwavering commitment to the craft are truly unparalleled. We are proud to honor him and his many filmmaking achievements this year at the PGA Awards.”

Scorsese said of the honor, “I’m touched and extremely honored to be receiving an award named after a true legend among producers, David O. Selznick. It makes me feel like I’ve come full circle.”

The Producers Guild will also present special honors to Charles D. King (Milestone Award) with recipients of the Norman Lear Achievement Award and Stanley Kramer Award to be announced soon.

See the full list of nominees below.

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

American Fiction

Anatomy of a Fall

Barbie

The Holdovers

Killers of the Flower Moon

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Past Lives

Poor Things

The Zone of Interest

Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

The Boy and the Heron

Elemental

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama

The Crown 

The Diplomat 

The Last of Us 

The Morning Show 

Succession 

Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy

Barry 

The Bear 

Jury Duty 

Only Murders in the Building 

Ted Lasso 

David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited or Anthology Series Television

All the Light We Cannot See 

BEEF

Daisy Jones and the Six 

Fargo 

Lessons in Chemistry 

Award for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures

Black Mirror: Beyond the Sea

Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie

Quiz Lady

Reality

Red, White & Royal Blue

Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television

60 Minutes 

The 1619 Project 

Albert Brooks: Defending My Life

Being Mary Tyler Moore

Welcome to Wrexham 

Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment, Variety, Sketch, Standup & Talk Television

Carol Burnett: 90 Years Of Laughter + Love 

Chris Rock: Selective Outrage 

Dave Chappelle: The Dreamer 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 

Saturday Night Live 

Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television

The Amazing Race 

RuPaul’s Drag Race 

Squid Game: The Challenge 

Top Chef 

The Voice 

The following nominees were previously announced.

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Picture

20 Days in Mariupol 

American Symphony 

Beyond Utopia 

The Disappearance of Shere Hite 

The Mother of All Lies 

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood 

Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) 

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program

100 Foot Wave 

Beckham 

Formula 1: Drive to Survive 

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the New York Jets 

Shaun White: The Last Run 

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program

Goosebumps 

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai 

Sesame Street 

Star Wars: The Bad Batch 

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program

Carpool Karaoke: The Series

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson 

The Last of Us: Inside the Episode 

Only Murders in the Building: One Killer Question 

Succession: Controlling the Narrative 

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