We continue in the middle of the awards season. Discovering the first releases of 2020 but still reviewing the best works of 2019 in numerous events, until the culmination of the expected celebration of the Oscar awards gala next February 9.
'1917' and 'Toy Story 4', closer to the Oscar
We all want to know who will take the most precious golden statuettes in the world of cinema, and the awards given by the different guilds of American industry have proven to be the best predictor. After meeting the winners of the actors union awards (SAG Awards), we learned that '1917' has risen as The best movie of the year at the annual ceremony organized by North American producers (PGA Awards).
Since 1989, 21 of the 30 films that won the producers prize also won the Oscar. If we look at more recent data, only in two of the last twelve years there was no coincidence: in 2016, when the producers chose 'The big bet' ('The Big Short') but the Oscar went to 'Spotlight', and in 2017, with 'La La Land' triumphing in the PGA Awards and 'Moonlight' giving the surprise at the Oscars (after one of the biggest slopes in the history of the awards).
Therefore, '1917' becomes the big favorite to win the Oscar for best film of 2019. Recall that the war drama directed by Sam Mendes sum 10 nominations (one less than 'Joker' and the same as 'The Irish' and 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'); Among his candidacies, in addition to the best film, there are those of best direction, original script, music and photography. On the other hand, '1917' has already won the Golden Globes and is the favorite to succeed in the BAFTA awards.
The other winners of the PGA Awards 2020
Returning to the winners of the PGA Awards 2020, the other winners of the night were 'Toy Story 4' as best animated film (it is a finalist and now favorite to Oscar), 'Apollo 11' as best documentary, 'Succession' as best drama series, 'Fleabag' as best comic series and 'Chernobyl 'as the best miniseries of the year. These three series also recently won the Golden Globes.