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The Oscar-nominated film “Nomadland” awarded by the Hollywood Producers Association

The Hollywood Producers Association elected Wednesday March 24 Nomadland best film of the year, further strengthening with this award its chances of winning at the Oscars.

While the pandemic has forced studios to postpone the release of large productions, the intimate film by Chloé Zhao, which follows modern nomads crisscrossing the United States in their motorhomes (mostly amateur actors), has already won the supreme award at the Golden Globes. And he has once again beaten the pawn to his main rivals, Chicago Seven and Mank, both produced by Netflix.

During a year where we have all led such isolated lives and where films have seemed so essential, we are proud to have made a film that speaks of the community and brings us together.“said Peter Spears, who produced Nomadland.

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) awards are considered a relatively reliable barometer for the Oscars to be awarded at the end of April. Made up of some 8,000 professionals who make it rain and shine in Hollywood, the producers’ association has awarded ten of the last thirteen Oscar winners for best film.

With the pandemic that caused movie theaters to close and studio schedules upset, video-on-demand services were on the rise this year in the film price race. Netflix and Amazon together garnered more than half of the nominations in the cinema category at the PGAs, but it was ultimately a film produced by Searchlight, a subsidiary of Disney, which won thanks to Nomadland.

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Disney also won in the animated films category with Soul and in that of the television film with the capture of the musical Hamilton. Netflix consoled itself with the award for best documentary for aquatic drama The wisdom of the octopus, well started for the Oscars too. Still at Netflix, The lady’s game was awarded miniseries side, as well as the eternal The Crown for drama series.

The last season of Schitt’s Creek unsurprisingly won in the comedy category while Last Week Tonight, the talk show of Briton John Oliver, has been awarded by the PGA for the sixth consecutive year.

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