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Producers Guild awards first ever Best Picture tie to 12 Years a Slave and Gravity

Jan. 20, 2014by: Alex Maidy
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With AMERICAN HUSTLE and 12 YEARS A SLAVE nabbing the honors at last week's Golden Globes, and AMERICAN HUSTLE winning big at the Screen Actors Guild, it seemed like GRAVITY would fade away as a critical darling and box office hit that racked up the nominations but not the trophies to go with it. Sure, Alfonso Cuaron was named Best Director at the Globes, but would the notoriously conservative Academy Awards give the biggest honor to a science fiction film?

The Producers Guild Awards have correctly been the precursor to the eventual Best Picture winner at the Oscars for the last six years, including the "upset" win by THE KING'S SPEECH in 2010. Whoever won last night was surely going to be the big winner in February at the Oscars. But, then something happened that has never happened before at the PGA: a tie.

Both 12 YEARS A SLAVE and GRAVITY shared the top award of Best Picture, sending prognosticators and Hollywood executives into a tizzy over what this means for their Oscar chances. By not awarding AMERICAN HUSTLE, this opens the race up to Steve McQueen's brutal and hard to watch drama as well as Cuaron's brilliant and technologically stunning space film. Both films are unique and wholly unlike one another aside form the craftsmanship and impeccable production values. While AMERICAN HUSTLE and THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, amongst the other nominees, have divided audiences, 12 YEARS A SLAVE and GRAVITY have consistently been acclaimed. Who will win the biggest honor in American film just became a little more interesting.

Source: Deadline

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11:08AM on 01/20/2014
I think at this point 12 Years A Slave wins for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress, Gravity wins for Best Director, Dallas Buyer's Club wins for Best Actor and Supporting Actor and Blue Jasmine wins for Best Actress.

Now obviously I can see American Hustle taking home Best Film as well, Ejiofor upsetting McConaughey and also along with Fassbender doing the same for Leto too. And I wouldn't be suprised to see maybe Adams and Lawrence win for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
I think at this point 12 Years A Slave wins for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress, Gravity wins for Best Director, Dallas Buyer's Club wins for Best Actor and Supporting Actor and Blue Jasmine wins for Best Actress.

Now obviously I can see American Hustle taking home Best Film as well, Ejiofor upsetting McConaughey and also along with Fassbender doing the same for Leto too. And I wouldn't be suprised to see maybe Adams and Lawrence win for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
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3:17PM on 01/20/2014
I think Ejiofor is gonna win Best Actor, but I'd have to agree with you on everything else.
I think Ejiofor is gonna win Best Actor, but I'd have to agree with you on everything else.
7:15PM on 01/20/2014
I'm with kivzirrum, I think Chiwetel should win Best Actor but your predictions seem spot-on otherwise!
I'm with kivzirrum, I think Chiwetel should win Best Actor but your predictions seem spot-on otherwise!
10:49AM on 01/20/2014
They're both equally deserving in different ways. And you couldn't get two award-worthy films that are more different from each other, too. Really cool that this happened with the PGAs. I think that for the Oscars, 12 Years a Slave will probably take Best Picture but I'm hoping Cuaron gets Best Director.
They're both equally deserving in different ways. And you couldn't get two award-worthy films that are more different from each other, too. Really cool that this happened with the PGAs. I think that for the Oscars, 12 Years a Slave will probably take Best Picture but I'm hoping Cuaron gets Best Director.
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