“1917” Wins PGA, Becomes Oscar Front Runner

1917 Wins Pga Becomes Oscar Front Runner

Sam Mendes’ wartime epic “1917” has won the top honor at the Producers Guild Award over the weekend, putting the film as the front runner to win Best Picture at the Oscars on February 9th.

“1917” took the best feature with “Toy Story 4” winning for best animation and “Apollo 11” for best documentary. “Succession” won for best episodic drama, “Fleabag” for best episodic comedy, and “Chernobyl” for limited series.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Leaving Neverland” and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” also snagged TV honors.

In the twelve years since early 2008, there have been only two times the PGA winner for best film didn’t match the Oscar Best Picture winner – 2016 when “Spotlight” won the Oscar (“The Big Short” won the PGA), and 2017 when “Moonlight” won the Oscar (“La La Land” won the PGA).

Source: Awards Daily