The Producers Guild has announced its list of ten nominations for Best Picture this year, which are:
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Life of Pi”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
The biggest surprise here is the inclusion of “Skyfall,” the wildly successful latest entry in the James Bond franchise, which, while critically well-received, is a less typical nominee for awards of this sort than, for example, Paul Thomas Anderson's historical drama “The Master,” the highest-profile notable omission.
Guild nominations do tend to prefigure Oscar voting more than critics awards, so while the PGA nominees are in no way a direct prediction, the general shape of these nominations—and especially the omission of “The Master”—can give an idea of how the Oscar nominations, coming later this month, will look.