Friday, January 3, 2014

2014 Producers Guild Award Nominees

    The only big surprise with the 2014 Producers Guild Award nominations is the snubbing of Joel & Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis. The much lauded period film was left off the ten best, according to the Producers Guild. This must have left an opening for Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine or John Lee Hancock's Saving Mr. Banks. You are telling me that Saving Mr. Banks is better than the much appreciated film from the Coen's. I do not know about that. Witty, darkly funny and dry as hell is not always every one's favorite kind of film from the Coen's. They, older softy types, like the thriller, genre specific Coen's, such as Fargo and No Country for Old Men, with there more notable stars. All Coen is good Coen, but I prefer the Serious Man, Barton Fink style movies the most. This might be very close to what the Oscar Best Picture nominees look like and I am beginning to think the very well made Dallas Buyers Club is going to sneak into those nominees. Love seeing The Wolf of Wall Street and Her making it in, but I am also beginning to feel that the strong, important films are not going to win much and the soft, entertaining, safe bets are going to steal the show. Like Argo and The King's Speech. Typical Hollywood. The PGA's will be handed out on January 19, 2014. Here is the list of all ten nominees. Enjoy.

American Hustle   d. David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine   d. Woody Allen
Captain Phillips   d. Paul Greengrass
Dallas Buyers Club   d. Jean-Marc Vallée
Gravity   d. Alfonso Cuarón
Her   d. Spike Jonze
Nebraska   d. Alexander Payne
Saving Mr. Banks   d. John Lee Hancock
12 Years a Slave   d. Steve McQueen
The Wolf of Wall Street   d. Martin Scorsese

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