Green Book wins top honours at Producers Guild Awards besting Roma, A Star is Born, Black Panther

With this win, Green Book becomes a strong tentative for the Best Picture nomination for the Academy Awards this year

FP Staff January 20, 2019 15:37:59 IST
Green Book wins top honours at Producers Guild Awards besting Roma, A Star is Born, Black Panther

The race-themed road trip drama Green Book has driven off with the top honour at the Producers Guild Awards, besting awards favorites like Roma, A Star Is Born and Black Panther at the guild's untelevised ceremony Saturday night.

Ten films were up for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award, including BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Rich Asians, The Favourite, A Quiet Place and Vice.

Green Book wins top honours at Producers Guild Awards besting Roma A Star is Born Black Panther

A still from Green Book. Image via Twitter/@shadowandact

The Darryl F Zanuck Award winner has gone on to win the best picture Oscar 20 out of 29 times, including last year with The Shape of Water. The Oscar race will come into focus Tuesday when nominations are announced.

The film also won the top honour at the Golden Globes this January, winning the award in the categories of Best Musical or Comedy category.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse also collected the animation award, and the Fred Rogers film Won't You Be My Neighbor? won for documentary.

On the television side, the final season of FX’s The Americans bagged the drama series awards, following up its Globes win two weeks ago.

Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix program Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee won the Short-Form prize, and Season 48 of Sesame Street claimed the Chidren’s PRogram Award. Being Serena won the award for Outstanding Sports Program.

(With inputs from the Associated Press)

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