26th Annual Producers Guild Awards Nominations [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
26th Annual Producers Guild Awards Nominations [WATCH VIDEO]
he success of the 1st Producers Guild of America’s Golden Laurel Awards in 1990 (the Producers Guild of America Awards) inspired an expanded Committee to plan the 2nd Golden Laurel Awards in 1991, again held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. This photo is of the group of PGA Producers who met at the Smoke House in Burbank, across from the Warner Brothers Studios to discuss awards. Terrie Frankel came up with the idea to have the Charles B. FitzSimons Honorary Lifetime Membership Award to be given to a member who gave outstanding contributions to the Guild – with the first recipient being Charles B. FitzSimons, who was surprised at the ceremony with the honor. Charles B. FitzSimons produced the 1st Batman series for television, Love American Style and, as Executive Director of the PGA, gave tirelessly to the Guild. His sister was famed Irish actress, Maureen O’Hara. The Charles B. FitzSimons award has since been presented to dozens of producers, including Kathleen Kennedy, Howard Koch, Debra Hill, Diane Robison, Joel Freeman, Bob Finkel and George Sunga (Three’s Company, the Jefferson’s, Good Times, Diversity Awards and PGA Awards). Pictured here are members of the Golden Laurel Awards Committee, Left to Right: Rita Dillon, Joel Freeman (producer of Shaft, Camelot, Love at First Bite, Soapdish), Terrie Frankel (producer, co-founder of the Guild’s Point Of View Magazine, early Doublemint Twin), Diane Robison (producer, founder and publisher of the Guild’s POV Magazine), Bob Finkel (Elvis, The Dinah Shore Show, The People’s Choice, The Andy Williams Show) and Charles Floyd Johnson (Magnum P.I., Quantum Leap, JAG, The Rockford Files, NCIS, The Oscar Micheaux Awards and Diversity Awards)./TwinsofSedona

The 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. The PGA announced documentary feature, television shows, specials and digital series nominations for the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards. Read on for further details of this event.

Producers Guild Awards is established in 1990 by the Producers Guild of America as the Golden Laurel Awards. The format was created by PGA Treasurer Joel Freeman with the support of Guild President Leonard Stern. It is held annually to honor the visionaries who produce and execute motion picture and television product.

The PGA Awards major TV category, Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, went to the  "Game of Thrones," "Breaking Bad," "House of Cards," "True Detective" and "Downton Abbey." The 2015 Producers Guild Award winners will be presented on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

The Producers Guild will also present special recognition to Jon Feltheimer, Mark Gordon, and Gale Anne Hurd, among others. The 2015 Producers Guild Awards Co-Chairs are Todd Black (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “The Equalizer”) and Ryan Murphy ("The Normal Heart,” "American Horror Story”). Cadillac and Delta Air Lines will sponsor the creremony. See the full list of nominations below.  

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama
"Breaking Bad"
"Downton Abbey"
"Game of Thrones"
"House of Cards"
"True Detective"

The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Modern Family"
"Orange Is the New Black"

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television
"30 For 30"
"American Masters"
"Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown"
"COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey"
"Shark Tank"

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television
"The Amazing Race"
"Dancing With the Stars"
"Project Runway"
"Top Chef"
"The Voice"

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television
"The Colbert Report"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
"Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"
"Real Time With Bill Maher"
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program
"Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Atlanta Falcons"
"Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals"
"Inside: U.S. Soccer's March To Brazil"
"Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel"

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program
"Dora The Explorer"
"Sesame Street"
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
"Toy Story of Terror!"
"Wynton Marsalis: A Young Arts Masterclass"

The Award for Outstanding Digital Series
"30 For 30" Shorts
"Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee"
"COSMOS: A National Geographic Deeper Dive"
"Epic Rap Battles Of History"
"Video Game High School Season 3"

You can also check out the nominees here.

For updates on nominations, visit PGA Awards News. For ticket information, contact Lauran Huff at 310-201-5033 or [email protected] .

For more information and the latest updates,  you can visit the following sites:

Websites: www.producersguild.org, www.pgagreen.org, www.pgadiversity.org

Twitter: @ProducersGuild

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pga

Youtube: www.youtube.com/producersguild

Instagram: www.instagram.com/producersguild

Hashtag: #pgaawards

That’s it for the scoop on the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards nominations. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates.

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