Film: Oscar harbinger: “Oppenheimer” wins US producer award

The historical drama “Oppenheimer” won the top prize from the US Producers Association.

Film: Oscar harbinger: “Oppenheimer” wins US producer award

The historical drama “Oppenheimer” won the top prize from the US Producers Association. The Producers Guild of America (PGA) named the biographical epic about the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, known as the "father of the atomic bomb," the best film on Monday night in Los Angeles. The award went to the producer trio Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Charles Roven. Nolan also directed.

“Oppenheimer” prevailed against nine other candidates. Also in the running were "American Fiction", "Barbie", "The Holdovers", "Killers of the Flower Moon", "Maestro", "Past Lives", "Poor Things" as well as the British historical drama "The Zone of Interest" and the French legal drama "Anatomy of a Case", both with the German actress Sandra Hülser. The same ten films are also nominated for Best Film at the Oscars.

In the TV categories, producer awards went to the opulent media satire "Succession" as best drama series, to the comedy restaurant series "The Bear: King of the Kitchen" and to the social satire "Beef" as best miniseries.

More than 8,000 film producers voted on the awards, which were presented for the 35th time. The awards are considered a barometer for the Oscars, which will be awarded on March 10th. The PGA winner often later wins the Oscar for best film, such as the road movie “Nomadland” (2021), the deaf drama “Coda” (2022) and last year the science fiction comedy “Everything Everywhere”. "All at Once". According to the association, 15 of the previous 20 PGA award winners also won the Best Film category at the Academy Awards.

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