PGA Awards: ‘Nomadland,’ ‘The Crown’ Take Top Honors

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Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Aaron Couch on March 23, 2021.

Nomadland and Netflix’s The Crown topped the 2021 Producers Guild of America Awards in a virtual ceremony Wednesday.

Nomadland, a frontrunner for the best picture Oscar, took home the outstanding theatrical motion pictures award, with its theme of people finding a community under challenging circumstances feeling particularly resonate given the events of the past year.

“In a year in which we have all been leading such isolated live and movies have felt so vital, we are proud to have produced a film about community and what connects us,” said producer Peter Spears of the film.

The theme of film and television connecting people during the pandemic was echoed throughout the night. Accepting the outstanding drama series award for The Crown, producer Suzanne Mackie noted, “television drama has saved my soul. The power of great stories night after night has sustained me.” …

[Editing and Sound were not recognized.]

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