PGA Awards: And Just Like That, The Artist Locks Up Oscar Season
Let's not belabor this: The Artist claimed Best Picture at Saturday's Producers Guild Awards, all but affirming its eventual Best Picture win at the Academy Awards. Other winners included The Adventures of Tintin in the animated category and Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest in docs. Congrats to all! Is it March yet?
The winner of the PGA's top award has gone on to repeat at the Oscars nearly 75 percent of the time over the last two decades, most recently doing so last year following The King's Speech's surprising victory over The Social Network. The Weinstein Company never looked back in 2011, and it won't look back now. Next stop: Tuesday's Oscar nominations, and at this point for Michel Hazanavicius's silent film, it's not a matter of "if" it will earn recognition, but "how much?" Check back tomorrow for my predictions -- or just move on to fantasy baseball or something. It's going to be a long month ahead.