Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has been nominated by the Producers Guild of America for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures for Black Panther. This is a tremendous honor all by itself, but it also bodes well for Black Panther‘s Oscar® campaign.
The PGA Awards are an important precursor to the Oscars®. The PGA is the second major guild to nominate Black Panther for its top cinematic prize. The Screen Actors Guild has already nominated Black Panther for Most Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Nominations from the guilds are vital to any film’s Best Picture Oscar® hopes because many members of the PGA, SAG, and the Directors Guild are also Academy voters. The DGA will announce its nominees on Monday, January 7, but the PGA and SAG nominations should already be enough for Black Panther. The Screen Actors Guild has more Academy voters than any other guild.
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The PGA Awards will be held on January 19. Regardless of what happens, Feige is guaranteed to be a winner that night. He is being honored with the PGA’s David O. Selznick Award.
The Academy will announce this year’s Oscar® nominations on January 22 and Black Panther is favored to be among the Best Picture nominees. Black Panther has also been nominated for Best Picture by the Critics’ Choice Awards and the Golden Globes. The Globes will be handed out this Sunday, January 6, at 5:00pm PST on NBC.