Posted by Alia Haddad on January 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm
With Oscar season officially upon us (nominations drop next week!), everyone interested in what lucky films will take home the coveted best-of awarda turns their eyes on what the guild-awards are predicting. Just what are the guild-awards? Oh, you know the three Hollywood guilds: Directors Guild of America (DGA), Producers Guild of America (PGA), and Writers Guild of America (WGA). After all, these three guilds each have had their fair share of on-point predictions.
And while the Directors Guild of America is holding out its nominations until next week, the Producers and Writers Guilds of America are not. So just what are these two guilds predicting?
Well, PGA has given us ten best theatrical picture nominees: Argo, Beasts of a Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playlist, Skyfall, and Zero Dark Thirty. As for animated films, the PGA have nominated: Brave, Frakenweenie, Paranorman, Rise of the Guardians, and Wreck-It Ralph. Well, there are certainly some straightforward choices in the bunch, but will movies like Moonrise Kingdom or Wreck-It Ralph get any attention from the Academy? Or even less of a surprise, but even more of an independent, will Beasts of the Southern Wild make the Best Picture list? Also, did anyone notice the palpable snub of The Master? How did that not make the ten movies cut?
On the writing end of things, WGA nominated writers behind five movies for both its Best Original Screenplay category and its Best Adapted Screenplay category. For the former, the writers behind the following films were nominated: Flight, Looper, The Master, Moonrise Kingdom, and Zero Dark Thirty. And for adapted screenplay? Well the screenwriters responsible for the following films were nominated: Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Silver Linings Playbook. Again, there are some surprises like Looper and Perks of Being a Wallflower, but will anything really change the fairly stagnate course of the Oscars? I guess only time will tell.