The Producers Guild of America announced Wednesday five nominations for the Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures.
Three of the nominees are products of Disney: Brave (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures), produced by Katherine Sarafian; Frankenweenie (Walt Disney Pictures), produced by Allison Abbate and Tim Burton; and Wreck-It Ralph (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures), produced by Clark Spencer.
Rounding out the list are ParaNorman (Focus Features), produced by Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner, and Rise of the Guardians (Paramount Pictures), produced by Nancy Bernstein and Christina Steinberg.
One of the five nominees for the Award for Outstanding Children’s Program, Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb, is a cartoon series. It’s vying in the category with the live-action Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel), iCarly (Nickelodeon), Sesame Street (PBS) and The Weight of the Nation for Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover (HBO).
All 2013 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced January 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This year, the Producers Guild will also present special honors to Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Milestone Award).
In 1990, the Producers Guild held the first-ever Golden Laurel Awards, which were renamed the Producers Guild Awards in 2002. Richard Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck took home the award for Best Produced Motion Picture for Driving Miss Daisy, establishing the Guild’s awards as a bellwether for the Oscars. Last year, the PGA awarded The Artist with its Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, marking the fifth consecutive year that the Producers Guild has presaged the Motion Picture Academy’s choice.