Lincoln, Les Miz, Zero Dark Thirty, among Producers Guild nods
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Steven Spielberg's presidential drama Lincoln, musical Les Miserables and Kathyrn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden thriller Zero Dark Thirty were among 10 films earning Producers Guild Award nominations on Wednesday, as the Hollywood awards season gathered momentum.
Ben Affleck and George Clooney, two of the producers behind Affleck's Iran hostage drama Argo, and the team that brought Quentin Tarantino's darkly humorous slavery Western Django Unchained to the screen also won nods for the awards handed out by the Producers Guild of America.
The critically acclaimed James Bond blockbuster Skyfall, which last weekend surpassed US$1 billion (S$1.22 billion) at the worldwide box office, got a big boost to its Oscar hopes when producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson were included.
They joined an eclectic list that featured Ang Lee's shipwreck tale Life Of Pi, and quirky comedy Silver Linings Playbook. Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, and mythical indie film Beasts Of The Southern Wild rounded out the feature film nominations, the PGA said in a statement.