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Attempting to predict the winners at the Oscars is tough. Nevertheless, you can use other award ceremonies to help you in your predictions. For me personally, using the Golden Globes is not a good idea. This is due to how different the voting bodies are in terms of scale and the personnel. One could use the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) or the BAFTA’s.
Still, for me, the Producers Guild of America Awards (PGA Awards) are the most reliable when it comes to predicting who could win equivalent awards at the Oscars. Indeed, nineteen out of twenty-eight Best Picture winners at the PGA Awards have gone on to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Strong correlation between the PGA Awards and the Oscars is extremely apparent. Well, the winners for the 2018 PGA Awards have been announced. So, let us take a look at the results.
The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water should probably be considered to be the favourite to win Best Picture at the 2018 Oscars. At the 2018 PGA Awards, Guillermo del Toro’s film won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. This is essentially the PGA’s award for Best Picture. This continues what has been a lucrative awards season for The Shape of Water.
Indeed, the film has been nominated for twelve BAFTA’s. Additionally, it has won awards at the 2018 Critics Choice Awards and the 2018 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards. I am certain that the film will do well at the 2018 BAFTA’s and get a bunch of Oscar nominations too. Sadly, I have not seen The Shape of Water yet. But, I cannot wait to see it after noticing its great critical reception and award recognition.
Coco won the award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures. Essentially, it won the award for Best Animated Film. Get Out won the Stanley Kramer Award which is given to films that put a spotlight on relevant and thought-provoking social issues. Ava DuVernay won the Visionary Award which, in my eyes, was well deserved.
In the realm of television, The Handmaid’s Tale won the Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won the Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy. This continues the success both shows had at the 2018 Golden Globes.
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