The Producers Guild of America honored HBO’S monster hit GAME OF THRONES and Pixar’s sensation INSIDE OUT on Saturday.
Jonas Rivera was named Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures for INSIDE OUT, which is also up for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards next month. It triumphed over THE GOOD DINOSAUR, MINIONS, THE PEANUTS MOVIE, and ANOMALISA.
Producers David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss, Bryan Cogman, Lisa McAtackney, Chris Newman, and Greg Spence received the award for GAME OF THRONES’ fifth season of the fantasy soap opera.
The producers of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, THE MARTIAN, and EX MACHINA had to settle for being honored just to be nominated as financial-crisis dramedy THE BIG SHORT was given the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, which is a cumbersome way of saying “Best Picture.” All but EX MACHINA are to battle it out again February 28.
The event was hosted by Jane Lynch and featured Lady Gaga performing her Oscar-nominated song, “Til It Happens to You” from THE HUNTING GROUND.