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La La Land wins top Producers Guild award-NewsCO

January 29, 2017

La La Land has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for top feature film of 2016 for Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, and Marc Platt.

The musical defeated Arrival, Deadpool, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight.

The PGA has matched the Oscar for best picture in 19 of its 27 years, though it diverged last year when the Zanuck award went to The Big Short and the Oscar went to Spotlight.

The two awards matched in the previous eight years with Birdman, 12 Years a Slave, Argo, The Artist, The King’s Speech, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire, and No Country for Old Men.

Netflix’s sci-fi series Stranger Things the Producers Guild of America’s Norman Felton Award for TV drama series.

The miniseries O.J.: Made in America won the PGA’s documentary award for Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story won the David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television.

The award, announced by Nicole Kidman, was the first trophy presented at the 28th annual PGA Awards ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson, based on the O.J. Simpson 1994 murder case, debuted in February. It won nine Emmys in September.

Disney’s Zootopia won the animated movie trophy for producer Clark Spencer. In his acceptance speech, Spencer said that he was driven by the need to tell a story about the importance of diversity, using the setting of a mammalian metropolis.

FX’s freshman series Atlanta won the Danny Thomas award for best episodic comedy.

The award went to Donald Glover, Dianne McGunigle, Paul Simms, Hiro Murai, and Alex Orr.

The series won Golden Globes this month for best television series – musical or comedy while Glover won the best actor award in that category.

Netflix’s Making a Murderer won the award for non-fiction TV for Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.

The series explored the case of Stephen Avery, who spent 18 years in prison on a wrongful conviction.

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