PGA Awards: ‘1917’ Wins Best Picture; ‘Fleabag’, ‘Succession’ Top TV Shows

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Patrick Hipes on January 18, 2020.

The Producers Guild unveiled the year’s best in film and TV producing Saturday at the 31st annual PGA Awards at the Hollywood Palladium, with Universal’s 1917 taking the top film prize. It keeps the momentum going strong for Sam Mendes’ World War I epic, which is produced and financed by Amblin Partners and New Republic, after it picked up the Golden Globe for Best Picture – Drama earlier this month.

The PGA via its marquee category has picked the Best Picture Oscar 21 times in its 30-year history, including Green Book, another Universal pic, last year, and Fox Searchlight’s The Shape of Water in 2018. …

On the TV side tonight, HBO programs scored four wins: Succession and Chernobyl repeated their Emmy and Globes feats in the Drama and Limited Series categories, the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland won for Non-Fiction Television, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver won in Live Entertainment and Talk Television. Earlier in the week, the premium network’s What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali won for Outstanding Sports Program. …

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