Green Book wins Best Film at Producers Guild Awards making it Oscars 2019 frontrunner

The ceremony has correctly predicted the Best Picture Oscar winner 21 out of 29 times

Jacob Stolworthy
Sunday 20 January 2019 11:44
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Green Book trailer

The Producers Guild Awards, one of the best indicators of which way the Academy will swing come Oscars night, has announced its winners.

Seeing off competition from A Star is Born and Roma was Green Book, the new release starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen that also won Best Film - Comedy or Musical at the Golden Glove earlier this month

Green Book has faced controversy in recent months with Ali forced to apologise to the family of the man he portrays, African-American jazz pianist Don Shirley Jr, for not seeking their approval when making the film.

Weeks ago, the film's co-writer Nick Vallelonga, the real-life son of Mortensen's character, apologised when an anti-Muslim tweet resurfaced, and director Peter Farrelly acknowledged past allegations of flashing his genitals at colleagues as a joke.

Over its 29 years, the PGA Awards have correctly predicted who will eventualy win the Best Picture Oscar on 21 occasions, including when 12 Years a Slave and Gravity tied in 2013 (the former went on to win the Oscar).

However, it failed to predict the winner twice in the past three years, with the top honour going to The Big Short in 2015 and La La Land in 2016.

This year's Oscars nominations will be announced on Tuesday 22 January.

You can find a full list of winners below.

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

Green Book

Roma Offical Trailer 2

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama

The Americans

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program

Being Serena

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program

Sesame Street

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television:

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures

Fahrenheit 451

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television

RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

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The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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