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Producers Guild of America Award

The Producers Guild of America Award was originally established in 1990 by the Producers Guild of America as the Golden Laurel Awards, created by PGA Treasurer Joel Freeman with the support of Guild President Leonard Stern, in order to honor the visionaries who produce and execute motion picture and television product. The ceremony has been hosted each year by celebrity host/presenters, including Nick Clooney, Michael Douglas, Robert Guillaume, James Earl Jones, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Garry Marshall, Walter Matthau, Ronald Reagan, Marlo Thomas, Grant Tinker, and Ted Turner, among others.

Producers Guild of America Award
Producers Guild of America Awards 2019
Awarded forExcellence in motion picture, television and new media productions by members of the Producers Guild of America
CountryUnited States
Presented byPGA
Formerly calledGolden Laurel Award
First awarded1990


Edition Date Location Best Theatrical Motion Picture
1st Golden Laurel Awards March 28, 1990 Beverly Wilshire Hotel Driving Miss Daisy
2nd Golden Laurel Awards March 5, 1991 Dances with Wolves
3rd Golden Laurel Awards March 4, 1992 The Silence of the Lambs
4th Golden Laurel Awards March 3, 1993 The Crying Game
5th Golden Laurel Awards March 2, 1994 Schindler's List
6th Golden Laurel Awards March 8, 1995 Forrest Gump
7th Golden Laurel Awards March 4, 1996 Apollo 13
8th Golden Laurel Awards March 12, 1997 Universal Hilton Hotel The English Patient
9th Golden Laurel Awards March 3, 1998 The Beverly Hilton Titanic
10th Golden Laurel Awards March 3, 1999 The Century Plaza Hotel Saving Private Ryan
11th Golden Laurel Awards March 2, 2000 American Beauty
12th Golden Laurel Awards March 3, 2001 Gladiator
13th Producers Guild Awards March 3, 2002 Moulin Rouge!
14th Producers Guild Awards March 2, 2003 Chicago
15th Producers Guild Awards January 17, 2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
16th Producers Guild Awards January 22, 2005 Culver Studios The Aviator
17th Producers Guild Awards January 22, 2006 Universal Hilton Hotel Brokeback Mountain
18th Producers Guild Awards January 20, 2007 The Century Plaza Hotel Little Miss Sunshine
19th Producers Guild Awards February 2, 2008 The Beverly Hilton No Country for Old Men
20th Producers Guild Awards January 24, 2009 Hollywood Palladium Slumdog Millionaire
21st Producers Guild Awards January 24, 2010 The Hurt Locker
22nd Producers Guild Awards January 22, 2011 The Beverly Hilton The King's Speech
23rd Producers Guild Awards January 21, 2012 The Artist
24th Producers Guild Awards January 26, 2013 Argo
25th Producers Guild Awards January 19, 2014 12 Years a Slave & Gravity
26th Producers Guild Awards January 24, 2015 The Century Plaza Hotel Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
27th Producers Guild Awards January 23, 2016 The Big Short
28th Producers Guild Awards January 28, 2017 The Beverly Hilton La La Land
29th Producers Guild Awards January 20, 2018 The Shape of Water
30th Producers Guild Awards January 19, 2019 Green Book
31st Producers Guild Awards January 18, 2020 Hollywood Palladium TBA

Producers of the Year AwardsEdit

* Denotes a film that also won a corresponding Academy Award

Film winnersEdit

Best Theatrical Motion PictureEdit

by producers Lili Fini Zanuck and Richard D. Zanuck
by producers Jim Wilson and Kevin Costner
by producers Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, and Ron Bozman
by producer Stephen Woolley
by producers Branko Lustig, Gerald R. Molen, and Steven Spielberg
by producers Wendy Finerman, Charles Newirth, Steve Starkey, and Steve Tisch
by producers Brian Grazer and Todd Hallowell
by producer Saul Zaentz
by producers James Cameron and Jon Landau
by producers Steven Spielberg, Allison Lyon Segan, Bonnie Curtis, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, and Gary Levinsohn
by producers Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks
by producers Branko Lustig and Douglas Wick
by producers Fred Baron, Martin Brown, and Baz Luhrmann
by producers Martin Richards
by producers Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne, and Fran Walsh
by producers Graham King and Michael Mann
by producers Diana Ossana and James Schamus
by producers Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, and Ron Yerxa
by producers Scott Rudin, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen
by producer Christian Colson
by producers Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro
by producers Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, and Gareth Unwin
by producer Thomas Langmann
by producers Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, and George Clooney
by producers Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt, and Dede Gardner
Gravity (TIE)
by producers Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman
by producers Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole
by producers Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner
by producers Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, and Marc Platt
by producers Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale

Best Animated Motion PictureEdit

by producers Claire Jennings and Nick Park
by producer Darla K. Anderson
by producer Brad Lewis
by producer Jim Morris
  • 2009: Up *
by producer Jonas Rivera
by producer Darla K. Anderson
by producer Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg, and Kathleen Kennedy
by producer Clark Spencer
by producer Peter Del Vecho
by producer Dan Lin
by producer Jonas Rivera
by producer Clark Spencer
by producer Darla K. Anderson

Stanley Kramer AwardEdit

Since 2002, this award has been given for films that "illuminate provocative social issues"

by producers Jessie Nelson, Barbara Hall, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, and Richard Solomon
by producers Todd Black, Randa Haines, and Denzel Washington
by producers Jim Sheridan and Arthur Lappin
by producer Terry George
Voces inocentes (Innocent Voices) (TIE)
by producer Lawrence Bender
by producer Grant Heslov
by producers Lawrence Bender, Scott Z. Burns, and Laurie David
by producers Todd Black, Kate Forte, Joe Roth, and Oprah Winfrey
by producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen
by producers Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, and Gary Magness
first person to receive a Stanley Kramer Award
by producers Angelina Jolie, Graham King, and Timothy Headington
  • 2013: Bully (2011, released in the US in 2012)
by producers Cynthia Lowen, Lee Hirsch, and Cindy Waitt
by producers Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi
by producers Scott Ferguson and Alexis Martin Woodall
by producer Amy Ziering
by producers Ged Doherty, Colin Firth, et al.
by producers Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., and Jordan Peele

Television winnersEdit

Best Episodic ComedyEdit

Best Episodic DramaEdit

Best Long-Form TelevisionEdit

External linksEdit