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‘Oppenheimer,’ ‘Barbie,’ ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ advance with Producers Guild nominations

‘Oppenheimer,’ ‘Barbie,’ ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ advance with Producers Guild nominations

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Cillian Murphy in a scene from “Oppenheimer.” (Melinda Sue Gordon/Universal Pictures via AP)

“Oppenheimer” and “Barbie” will face off at yet another awards ceremony this season, this time at the Producers Guild Awards where they are among the 10 films nominated for the top prize.

The Producers Guild of America announced its nominations for the coveted Darryl F. Zanuck Award, its equivalent of the best picture trophy. Nominees overlapped with the five Directors Guild choices announced earlier this week, including “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “The Holdovers” and “Poor Things.” The five additional films were “American Fiction,” “Anatomy of a Fall,” “Maestro,” “Past Lives” and “The Zone of Interest.”

It’s the first time that two international productions, in this case “The Zone of Interest” and “Anatomy of a Fall,” have been nominated in a single year.

The award has proven to be perhaps the best indicator for what will win the top honor at the Oscars. In the past five years, four PGA winners have gone on to collect best picture at the Academy Awards, with the exception of 2020 in which the PGA honored “1917” and the Oscar went to “Parasite.” Last year “Everything Everywhere All At Once” got the award.

This lineup of 10 could very well mirror the best picture nominees, which will be announced on Jan. 23. It also puts a question mark around the chances of other films, like “The Color Purple,” which was nominated for its ensemble by the Screen Actors Guild, and “May December.”

The five films nominated for best animated motion picture include: “The Boy and the Heron,” “Elemental,” “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.”

The guild also recognizes television, where drama nominees are “The Crown,” “The Diplomat,” “The Last of Us,” “The Morning Show” and “Succession.” Comedy contenders include “Barry,” “The Bear,” “Jury Duty,” “Only Murders in the Building” and “Ted Lasso.”

The PGA previously announced its seven nominations for documentary including the AP and Frontline collaboration “20 Days in Mariupol,” in addition to “American Symphony” and “Beyond Utopia.”

Winners will be announced at an untelevised ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 25.

“Oppenheimer” and “Barbie” are the lead nominees at the Screen Actors Guild Awards to be held on Feb. 24, as they were for the recent Golden Globes, where “Oppenheimer” prevailed but “Barbie” lost out to “Poor Things.”

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