At the 21st Annual Producers Guild Awards, Katherine Bigelow won the coveted Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures for HURT LOCKER, beating out 9 others, including James Cameron and his blockbuster AVATAR. Since the award has accurately predicted best picture Oscar 13 of the last 20 years, Oscar voters may take another look at the spellbinding HURT LOCKER.
Other notables were NYC indie producers Fisher Stevens and Paula DuPre Pesmen who won for feature doc THE COVE. It’s got everything a feature doc should have– entry into a little known world, revelations at every turn, and great characters.
Check out picts from the PGA Awards night at the link below. I’m right under Julie Bowen– the actress who gave my dear director friend night sweats after exiting his pict a week before shooting was to begin because she was preggers. Nevertheless, mother, baby(s), and my friend’s feature are all doing fine.