“Nomad” There is still a lot of gas left in its tank. Francis McDormand Road Drama won the top award from the Producers Guild of America on Wednesday night, adding another high-profile trophy to a shelf that already includes the Golden Globe for Best Drama and the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Picture.
Although “Nomadland” was already considered an Oscar front-runner, the PGA Award offers an excellent field test of how the film can fare in a group that has a significant number of Oscar voters and an equal preference. Uses the vote. Since 2009, when both the Guild and the Oscars have expanded the number of their best-film nominees, the two groups have differed only three times in their final selection.
Although “Nomadland” has had the strongest award-season yet, its dominance over society is not absolute. Last weekend Writers Guild Awards, Where “Nomadland” was deemed ineligible, the winners were “Borat Saberndum Movefilm” for the adapted screenplay and “Promising Young Woman” for the original screenplay.
And while McDormand is nominated for a Best Actress Screen actors guild award, “Nomadland” failed to earn the top SAG nomination for Best Performer. The awards, which will be held on April 4, could give a shot in the arm to the best-nominees of “Minari” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, whose contingents managed to score nominations.
Elsewhere at the PGA Awards, “My Octopus Teacher” took Guild’s documentary-film honors, while “Soul” was considered the best animated film. “The Crown” (best episodic drama), “Shits Creek” (best episode comedy) and “The Queen’s Gambit” (best limited series) won top TV awards.