‘The Big Short’ Wins Top Prize At Producers Guild Awards (List of Winners)

By January 24, 2016

The Producers Guild awards are here and mostly drama free!

But, the controversy embattled Oscars still have a lot to share with the smaller guys down the road.

Did you know the Producers Guild top prize winner has gone on to win best picture at the Oscars a whopping 19 out of 27 times? The Adam Mckay directed flick The Big Short surprisingly took top prize Saturday night and changed the odds on the whole darn thing.

While it doesn’t seem as talked about or revered as The Revenant, Short manages to take a seriously deep look at something as dull sounding as the housing market crash and make it insanely entertaining and hilarious.

Managing to seamlessly mix the star studded cast Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling couldn’t have been an easy task for the Talladega Nights director, but one could easily argue he knocked it out of the park, making a film that seemed to breathe fire for its running times entirety.

The Oscars are coming up on February 28th and that win is sure to bode well for the previous underdog. They weren’t the only award winners though! Here’s the entire list, courtesy of The Wrap:

Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures “The Big Short”

Producers Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner,  Jeremy Kleiner

Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: “Inside Out”
Producer: Jonas Rivera

Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures: “Amy”
Producer: James Gay-Rees m

Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: “Fargo” (Season 2)
Producers: Noah Hawley, John Cameron, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Warren Littlefield, Kim Todd

Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: “Game of Thrones” (Season 5)
Producers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss, Bryan Cogman, Lisa McAtackney, Chris Newman, Greg Spence

Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: “Transparent” (Season 1)
Producers: Jill Soloway, Andrea Sperling, Victor Hsu, Nisha Ganatra, Rick Rosenthal, Bridget Bedard

Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television: “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” (Season 1)
Producers: Marc Smerling, Andrew Jarecki, Jason Blum

Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: “The Voice” (Seasons 7 and 8)
Producers: Audrey Morrissey, Mark Burnett, John de Mol, Marc Jansen, Lee Metzger, Chad Hines, Jim Roush, Kyra Thompson, Mike Yurchuk, Amanda Zucker, Carson Daly

Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (Season 2)
Producers: Tim Carvell, John Oliver, Liz Stanton

Outstanding Sports Program: “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel”

Outstanding Digital Series: “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”

Outstanding Children’s Program: “Sesame Street”

There you have it, GeekNation! Who’s your Oscars hopeful? Stay tuned for all the details come February 28th, right here on GeekNation!

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Mike Holtz
Mike Holtz is just a guy looking for any excuse to talk movies and needs to be able to give people a legitimate reason to spend what they spend on popcorn each month. The Dad to a superhero little girl with another on the way, Mike's also written for a few cool websites and talked for a few more. Also, Mike cries like a school girl every time he watches 'Rocky.'