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Finally, some love for the animated movie about the kid who sees dead people!
Dissed by the Golden Globes and other official accolade-givers so far, "ParaNorman" has emerged as the number-one champion of the Producers Guild Awards nominations. Then again, we're not sure how much credit we should give to an organization that also nominated "Rise of the Guardians" in the same category, but still, it's the thought that counts.
Non-animated nominees include "Skyfall" (also oddly shunned by the Golden Globes, except for that terrific Adele theme song) and a bunch of predictable choices such as "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty." Meanwhile, it's good to see the "Django" love spreading, and any further support for "Life of Pi" and "Moonrise Kingdom" is okay in our book.
The complete list of the nominated films for 2013 is below. The winners of the 24th Annual PGA Awards will be announced on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the official ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
Producers: Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Producers: Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn
Producers: Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher
Producers: Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
"Life of Pi"
Producers: Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark
Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg
Producers: Wes Anderson & Scott Rudin, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales
"Silver Linings Playbook"
Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon
Producers: Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson
"Zero Dark Thirty"
Producers: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
Producer: Katherine Sarafian
Producers: Allison Abbate, Tim Burton
Producers: Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner
"Rise of the Guardians"
Producers: Nancy Bernstein, Christina Steinberg
Producer: Clark Spencer
Previously announced, the PGA documentary nominees:
"The Island President"
"The Other Dream Team"
"A People Uncounted"
"Searching for Sugar Man"