'Sicario' And 'Ex Machina' Snag PGA Nominations; 'Carol' And 'Room' Overlooked

There are years when the awards race feels all but locked in by early January, when even the most casual Oscar followers can rattle off a list of frontrunners and the ceremonies themselves promise few surprises. This is not one of those years. True, there are a few titles that you can safely bet on making it to the final cut, like Spotlight and The Revenant. But there are a great many films still on the bubble. Some of them got good news today, as the PGA announced their nominations for the 2016 awards, and others just saw their odds get a little bit longer. Read the full PGA Awards nominations 2016 list after the jump. 

Let's start with the good. Mad Max: Fury Road and Straight Outta Compton are still gaining momentum, after getting some recognition from the Screen Actors Guild, while Sicario and Ex Machina have emerged as two of the more pleasant surprises on this year's list. On the flip side, critical faves Room and Carol were left out. And if you were wondering whether Star Wars might get its shot at awards-season glory this year, the answer is no. Or not from the PGA, at any rate.

That doesn't mean all hope is lost for those films – or, for that matter, for TrumboThe Danish GirlBeasts of No Nation, or Steve Jobs, none of which were recognized either. But the PGA and the Academy have chosen the same winner every year since 2007. In fact, for as long as the PGA Awards have existed, no film has ever won the Best Picture Oscar without first scoring a PGA nomination. Could this be the year that changes? Maybe! Life is full of plot twists. But really, probably not.

Scroll down for the full PGA Awards nominations 2016 list, including the TV categories (spoiler alert: the PGA liked this season of True Detective, and still doesn't care for superheroes), and then update your Oscar pools accordingly.

Straight Outta Compton

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:The Big Short

Producers: Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner

Bridge of Spies

Producers: Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, Kristie Macosko Krieger


Producers: Finola Dwyer & Amanda Posey

Ex Machina

Producers: TBA

Mad Max: Fury Road

Producers: Doug Mitchell & George Miller

The Martian

Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Mark Huffam

The Revenant

Producers: Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon


Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Edward L. McDonnell, Molly Smith


Producers: Michael Sugar & Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Pagon Faust

Straight Outta Compton

Producers: Ice Cube & Matt Alvarez, F. Gary Gray, Dr. Dre, Scott Bernstein

Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:Anomalisa

Producers: Rosa Tran, Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman

The Good Dinosaur

Producer: Denise Ream

Inside Out

Producer: Jonas Rivera


Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy

The Peanuts Movie

Producers: Craig Schulz, Michael J. Travers

Key and Peele


David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television:

*The Long-Form Television category encompasses both movies of the week and miniseries.

American Crime (Season 1)

Producers: TBA

American Horror Story: Hotel (Season 5)

Producers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Brad Buecker, Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt, James Wong, Alexis Martin Woodall, Robert M. Williams Jr.

Fargo (Season 2)

Producers: Noah Hawley, John Cameron, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Warren Littlefield, Kim Todd

True Detective (Season 2)

Producers: Nic Pizzolatto, Scott Stephens, Steve Golin, Aida Rodgers

A Very Murray Christmas

Producers: TBA

Award for Outstanding Sports Program:Back on Board: Greg LouganisE:60Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston TexansKareem: Minority of OneReal Sports with Bryant GumbelAward for Outstanding Digital Series:30 for 30 ShortsComedians in Cars Getting CoffeeEpic Rap Battles of HistoryMarvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double AgentThis American Life Presents: Videos 4 UAward for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:Amy

Producer: James Gay-Rees

The Hunting Ground

Producer: Amy Ziering

The Look of Silence

Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen


Producers: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

Something Better to Come

Producers: Sigrid Dyekjær, Hanna Polak

Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaBetter Call Saul (Season 1)

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

Game of Thrones (Season 5)

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

Homeland (Season 4)

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

House of Cards (Season 3)

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

Mad Men (Season 7B)

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

Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy:Inside Amy Schumer (Season 3)

Producers: TBA

Modern Family (Season 6)

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

Silicon Valley (Season 2)

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

Transparent (Season 1)

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

Veep (Season 4)

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

Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:30 for 30 (Season 6)

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

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Season 3)

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

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (Season 1)

Producers: Marc Smerling, Andrew Jarecki, Jason Blum

Shark Tank (Season 6)

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

Vice (Season 3)

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

Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television:The Amazing Race (Seasons 25 and 26)

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

Dancing with the Stars (Seasons 19 and 20)

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

Project Runway (Season 13)

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

Top Chef (Season 12)

Producers: Daniel Cutforth, Tom Colicchio, Chaz Gray, Casey Kriley, Padma Lakshmi, Jane Lipsitz, Doneen Arquines, Erica Ross

The Voice (Seasons 7 and 8)

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

Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television:The Colbert Report (Season 11)

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

Key & Peele (Season 4)

Producers: TBA

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Season 2)

Producers: Tim Carvell, John Oliver, Liz Stanton

Real Time with Bill Maher (Season 13)

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

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Season 2)

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

Award for Outstanding Children's Program:Doc McStuffinsThe Fairly OddParentsOctonautsSesame StreetTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesToy Story That Time Forgot