Hollywood Guild Picks Leave Awards Season Open | News

Awards season remains wide open after four of Hollywood’s top five guilds announced their nominees on Super Thursday (27), with Licorice Pizza and Dunes the only films to have won awards from the Producers Guild Of America, Directors Guild Of America (feature film), Writers Guild Of America and American Cinema Editors.

The two films from MGM/UAR and Warner Bros. are joined by a number of contenders who picked up three nominations that day: 20th Century Studios’ West Side Story (PGA, DGA, WGA), Targeted Features’ Belfast (PGA, DGA, ACE), Warner Bros. King richard (PGA, WGA, ACE) and the Netflix duo of The power of the dog (PGA, DGA, CAE), Don’t look up (PGA, WGA, ACE).

The PGA recognition is a strong indicator on the path to a Best Picture Oscar nomination and is all the more timely as the Academy’s six-day nominations voting window opened on Thursday.

by Paul Thomas Anderson Licorice Pizza is the only film to earn multiple nominations in major categories from the Big Five Guilds, including the DGA’s Feature Film category and, earlier this month, recognition from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) for the supporting role of Bradley Cooper.

Tick ​​Tick… ​​Boom! also stands out, having received four on Thursday for PGA, WGA, ACE and the first DGA nomination for Lin-Manuel Miranda, rising to five when you factor in Andrew Garfield’s SAG lead. Dunes also climbs to five nominations, one from each of the major guilds, including his SAG stunt nomination. SAG recognition for West Side Story, Belfast, King richard and The power of the dog means that each of these films has been recognized by four guilds.

Adding fuel to Oscar campaigns for PGA nominees Belfast, King richard and Don’t look up is a recognition in the SAG casting category, which is considered by the industry to be another indicator of the best prospects for Oscar awards.

Look at the field by individual title The power of the dog claimed six nods, including three from SAG for lead role Benedict Cumberbatch and supporting actors Kodi Smit-McPhee and Kirsten Dunst. The film earned Jane Campion her second DGA nod and it should be noted that the film was not eligible for the WGA’s adapted screenplay category as it was not written under the terms of the agreement of negotiation of this guild. in the same way Belfast was ineligible for WGA honors in the original screenplay category.

While Licorice Pizza has five pure nominations – one from each guild – and Tick, tick… Boom! counts five, including a first DGA nomination, two other contenders earned five guild nominations thanks to a pair of SAG nominations for each title: Belfast with the cast and supporting actress Caitríona Balfe, and King richard with the cast and lead actor Will Smith.

MGM/UAR House of Gucci and Respect and projector images’ Tammy Faye’s eyes missed out on PGA nods, though each is very much in contention for Oscar acting honors having earned SAG lead actress recognition for Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Chastain, respectively.

Amazon Studios Being the Ricardos missed out on a DGA nod for Aaron Sorkin but is as expected in contention for the WGA (Original Screenplay) award as well as the PGA, a surprise addition in the eyes of some observers. It also earned SAG acting nominations for Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem.

Omissions as SAG shutout spencer Star Kristen Stewart should also not be overlooked given that the broad vote of Academy members from all disciplines decides the winners and there is a growing cohort of younger, more international members whose preferences do not match. not necessarily to those of more established Oscar voters.

By distributor, Netflix leads the pack with 20 guild nominations, followed by Warner Bros and MGM/UAR with nine each. The Academy announces its nominees on February 8.

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