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Television Series/Specials Nominees For 2016 Producers Guild Awards

Tuesday, December 8, 2015   (0 Comments)
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LOS ANGELES (December 8, 2015) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today its Television Series/Specials nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards. All other nominations will be announced on January 5, 2016. All 2016 Producers Guild Award winners will be presented on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The television nominees are listed below in alphabetical order:

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama:

Ø Better Call Saul

Producers: Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Melissa Bernstein, Mark Johnson, Stewart A. Lyons, Thomas Schnauz, Gennifer Hutchison, Nina Jack, Diane Mercer, Bob Odenkirk

Ø Game of Thrones

Producers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss, Bryan Cogman, Lisa McAtackney, Chris Newman, Greg Spence

Ø Homeland

Producers: Alex Gansa, Alexander Cary, Lesli Linka Glatter, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Patrick Harbinson, Michael Klick, Claire Danes, Lauren White

Ø House of Cards

Producers: Beau Willimon, Dana Brunetti, John David Coles, Josh Donen, David Fincher, Eric Roth, Kevin Spacey, Robert Zotnowski, Karen Moore

Ø Mad Men

Producers: Matthew Weiner, Scott Hornbacher, Janet Leahy, Semi Chellas, Erin Levy, Jon Hamm, Blake McCormick, Tom Smuts

The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy:

Ø Inside Amy Schumer

Producers: This show is in the process of being vetted for producer eligibility and a full list of nominees will be included in our next announcement.

Ø Modern Family

Producers: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Jeff Morton, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Danny Zuker, Vali Chandrasekaran, Megan Ganz, Elaine Ko, Kenny Schwartz, Chuck Tatham, Rick Wiener, Chris Smirnoff, Sally Young

Ø Silicon Valley

Producers: Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Jim Kleverweis, Clay Tarver, Dan O’Keefe, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally

Ø Transparent

Producers: Jill Soloway, Andrea Sperling, Victor Hsu, Nisha Ganatra, Rick Rosenthal, Bridget Bedard

Ø Veep

Producers: Armando Iannucci, Chris Addison, Simon Blackwell, Christopher Godsick, Stephanie Laing, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Frank Rich, Tony Roche, Kevin Cecil, Roger Drew, Sean Gray, Ian Martin, Georgia Pritchett, David Quantick, Andy Riley, Will Smith, Bill Hill


The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:

Ø 30 for 30

Producers: Connor Schell, John Dahl, Bill Simmons, Erin Leyden, Andrew Billman, Marquis Daisy, Libby Geist

Ø Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig

Ø The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

Producers: Marc Smerling, Andrew Jarecki, Jason Blum

Ø Shark Tank

Producers: Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill, Yun Lingner, Max Swedlow, Jim Roush, Brandon Wallace, Becky Blitz, Laura Roush, Shaun Polakow, Phil Gurin

Ø Vice

Producers: BJ Levin, Bill Maher, Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith, Jonah Kaplan, Tim Clancy, Ben Anderson, Shawn Killebrew


The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television:

Ø The Amazing Race

Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri, Mark Vertullo

Ø Dancing with the Stars

Producers: Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer, Joe Sungkur

Ø Project Runway

Producers: Jonathan Murray, Sara Rea, Desiree Gruber, Jane Cha, Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Teri Weideman

Ø Top Chef

Producers: This show is in the process of being vetted for producer eligibility and a full list of nominees will be included in our next announcement.

Ø The Voice

Producers: Audrey Morrissey, Mark Burnett, John de Mol, Marc Jansen, Lee Metzger, Chad Hines, Jim Roush, Kyra Thompson, Mike Yurchuk, Amanda Zucker


The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television:

Ø The Colbert Report

Producers: Stephen T. Colbert, Tom Purcell, Jon Stewart, Meredith Bennett, Barry Julien, Emily Lazar, Tanya Michnevich Bracco, Paul Dinello, Matt Lappin

Ø Key & Peele

Producers: This show is in the process of being vetted for producer eligibility and a full list of nominees will be included in our next announcement.

Ø Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Producers: Tim Carvell, John Oliver, Liz Stanton

Ø Real Time with Bill Maher

Producers: Bill Maher, Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Billy Martin, Dean E. Johnsen, Matt Wood

Ø The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Producers: Lorne Michaels, Jamie Granet Bederman, Katie Hockmeyer, Jim Juvonen, Brian McDonald, Josh Lieb, Gavin Purcell


The following programs were not vetted for producer eligibility this year, but winners of the Award for Outstanding Children’s Program will be announced at the official ceremony on January 23:

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program:

Ø Doc McStuffins

Ø The Fairly OddParents

Ø Octonauts

Ø Sesame Street

Ø Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Ø Toy Story That Time Forgot

During the awards show, on January 23rd, the Producers Guild will also present special honors to Jim Gianopulos, David Heyman, Shonda Rhimes and Industrial Light & Magic, among others. The 2016 Producers Guild Awards Co-Chairs are Michael De Luca (SOCIAL NETWORK, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS) and Jennifer Todd (ALICE IN WONDERLAND, CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER). Sponsors to-date of the event include: Cadillac, the Official Automotive Partner of the PGA; Delta Air Lines, the 2016 Official Airline Partner of the PGA and sponsor of the 2016 Visionary Vanguard Award; PRG, Production Resource Group, a PGA annual sponsor; Panasonic, a PGA annual sponsor; Univision Communications, sponsor of the Producers Guild Awards cocktail reception.

To cover the 2016 Producers Guild Awards, a completed press credential application MUST be received no later than Friday, January 8, 2016 for consideration. To request a Producers Guild Awards credential application, please email Alyssa Chase at alyssa.chase@42West.Net.

All other PGA and Producers Guild Awards media inquiries should be directed to Annalee Paulo at Annalee.Paulo@42West.Net or Erika Tuzkov at Erika.Tuzkov@42west.net.

About the Producers Guild of America (PGA)

The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild has more than 7,000 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits,promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices. For more information and the latest updates, please visit Producers Guild of America websites and follow on social media:

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