The Producer’s Guild of America announces the nominations for the 2013 PGA Awards

The Producers Guild of America announced its film and television nominations for the 24th annual PGA Awards yesterday, with Sam Mendes’ Skyfall picking up a surprising nod alongside Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Moonrise Kingdon, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty for the guild’s top honour, The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Given that the PGA Award is often viewed as an indicator for the Academy Awards, the announcement has likely put an end to The Dark Knight Rises’ hopes of securing a Best Picture nomination when the Oscar contenders are revealed on January 10th. The likes of Amour and The Master will also face an anxious wait to see if they’ve managed to make the cut with the Academy voters, while Sony, MGM and Eon will be hoping that Skyfall can cap a wonderful 50th anniversary for the 007 franchise by becoming the first Bond movie to earn a Best Picture nomination.

Here are the full list of nominations for the 2013 PGA Awards, including those categories previously announced:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
A People Uncounted
The Gatekeepers
The Island President
The Other Dream Team
Searching for Sugar Man

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television
American Horror Story
The Dust Bowl
Game Change
Hafields & McCoys
Sherlock

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Louie
Modern Family

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television
American Masters
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Deadliest Catch
Inside the Actors Studio
Shark Tank

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television
The Colbert Report
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program
24/7
Catching Hell
The Fight Game with Jim Lampley
On Freddie Roach
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program
Good Luck Charlie
iCarly
Phineas and Ferb
Sesame Street
The Weight of the Nation for Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover

The Award for Outstanding Digital Series
30 Rock: The Webisodes (www.nbc.com)
Bravo’s Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen (www.bravotv.com)
Dexter Early Cuts: All in the Family (www.sho.com)
The Guild (www.watchtheguild.com)
H+ The Digital Series (www.youtube.com/user/HplusDigitalSeries)

The winners of the 2013 PGA Awards will be revealed on January 26th.