PGA Awards: Everything Everywhere All at Once wins top prize
Other winners at the PGA ceremony include Navalny, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, The Bear and The White Lotus
The 34th Producers Guild of America Awards, popularly known as the PGA Awards, was recently held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
Everything Everywhere All at Once won the top honour at this year's Awards. Other winners at the PGA ceremony include Navalny, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, The Bear and The White Lotus.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Daveed Diggs kicked off the show with opening comments. Pinocchio was the first winner of the night, presented by Hacksa Hannah Einbinder, as del Toro noted it was "a fantastic year for animation, every artist in this category is trying to push it," once again emphasising that animation is an art form for audiences beyond children.
The Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television was bagged by Mindy Kaling. Presenter BJ Novak recalled their early days together at 'The Office' and their careers since. "She knows a lot about producing now but she was great at it even before she did because she's a great producer for the same reason that many people, including her, are great parents right away. She cares so much that she either knows what to do or finds out fast," he said, adding: "She cares so much about everything, and I care so much about her."
According to the report, Kaling dedicated the award to her late mother and thanked The Office producers Greg Daniels and Howard Klein for giving her her start. She also hailed Lear for "paving the way for all kinds of people to be centred on TV - nuanced, three-dimensional people who are sometimes awkward or selfish but they're always hilarious."
Kaling extended gratitude to her studio executive partners for trusting her and believing in the good business. She also noted that they encouraged her to fill her productions with tons of new talent, particularly women of colour. Meanwhile, Eugenio Derbez presented the best episodic TV, drama to The White Lotus.
Here's the list of winners
Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Everything Everywhere All at Once
Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television - Drama: The White Lotus
Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television - Comedy: The Bear
David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited or Anthology Series Television: The Dropout
Award for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures: Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television: Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy
Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment, Variety, Sketch, Standup & Talk Television: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television: Lizzo's Watch Out For The Big Grrrls
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Picture: Navalny