The winners in each category will be announced at the Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 22nd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Additionally, the Guild will pay tribute to several special individual honorees during the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony including: James Cameron (Milestone Award), Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Scott Rudin (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), Laura Ziskin (Visionary Award) and RealD (Vanguard Award).
Award-winning producer, director and writer Judd Apatow will serve as host of the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony. Critically acclaimed for his comedic television ventures along with an enormously successful list of film credits, Apatow has produced such films as: The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek, The Cable Guy; and television series: Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, The Larry Sanders Show and The Ben Stiller Show, among others. In addition to a long list of projects currently in development under his production venture Apatow Productions, Apatow will next re-team with Freaks and Geeks collaborator Paul Feig on Bridesmaids, which Feig directed (set for release in May 2011), followed by David Wain's Wanderlust (set for release in October 2011).
The 2011 Producers Guild Awards nominated films and television programs are listed below in alphabetical order by category, along with producers. The producers' names listed for each nominated production are listed in alphabetical order and are not necessarily the proper order of credits.
Theatrical Motion Pictures
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
- 127 Hours Producers: Danny Boyle, Christian Colson
- Black Swan Producers: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver
- Inception Producers: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
- The Fighter Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg
- The Kids Are All Right Producers: Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray
- The King's Speech Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
- The Social Network Producers: Dana Brunetti, Ceán Chaffin, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin
- The Town Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Graham King
- Toy Story 3 Producer: Darla K. Anderson
- True Grit Producers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
- Despicable Me Producers: John Cohen, Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri
- How to Train Your Dragon Producer: Bonnie Arnold
- Toy Story 3 Producer: Darla K. Anderson
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:
- Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination
- Earth Made of Glass Producers: Reid Carolin, Deborah Scranton
- Inside Job Producers: Inside Job, Audrey Marrs
- Smash His Camera Producers: Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger
- The Tillman Story Producer: John Battsek
- Waiting for Superman Producer: Lesley Chilcott
The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy:
- 30 Rock (NBC) Producers: Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Marci Klein, Jerry Kupfer, Lorne Michaels, David Miner, Jeff Richmond, Don Scardino
- Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) Producers: Alec Berg, Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Tim Gibbons, David Mandel, Erin O'Malley, Jeff Schaffer
- Glee (FOX) Producers: Ian Brennan, Dante Di Loreto, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Kenneth J. Silverstein
- Modern Family (ABC) Producers: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Jeffrey Morton, Dan O'Shannon, Jason Winer, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker
- The Office (NBC) Producers: Randy Cordray, Greg Daniels, Howard Klein, Paul Lieberstein
The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama:
- Breaking Bad (AMC) Producers: Melissa Bernstein, Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Stewart Lyons, Michelle McLaren
- Dexter (Showtime) Producers: Sara Colleton, John Goldwyn, Robert Lloyd Lewis, Clyde Phillips
- Lost (ABC) Producers: Jack Bender, Bryan Burk, Carlton Cuse, Ra'uf Glasgow, Jean Higgins, Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, Damon Lindelof, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Paul Zbyszewski
- Mad Men (AMC) Producers: Lisa Albert, Scott Hornbacher, André Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Blake McCormick, Dwayne L. Shattuck, Matthew Weiner
- True Blood (HBO) Producers: Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Gregg Fienberg, W. Mark McNair, Nancy Oliver, Raelle Tucker, Alexander Woo
The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television:
- Murder on the Orient Express (PBS) Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination
- The Pillars of the Earth (Starz) Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination
- Temple Grandin DVD (HBO) Producers: Gil Bellows, Scott Ferguson, Emily Gerson Saines, Paul Lister, Alison Owen
- The Pacific (HBO) Producers: Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Eugene Kelly, Todd London, Cherylanne Martin, Bruce C. McKenna, Steve Shareshian, Steven Spielberg, Tony To, Timothy Van Patten, Graham Yost
- You Don't Know Jack (HBO) Producers: Scott Ferguson, Steve Lee Jones, Barry Levinson, Lydia Dean Pilcher
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:
- Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel) Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination
- Deadliest Catch: Crab Fishing in Alaska (Discovery Channel) Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination
- Intervention (A&E) Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination
- Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo) Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination
- Undercover Boss (CBS) Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment and Competition Television:
- The Amazing Race (CBS) Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Amy Chacon, Elise Doganieri, Jonathan Littman, Bertram van Munster, Mark A. Vertullo
- The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) Producers: Meredith Bennett, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Tom Purcell, Allison Silverman, Jon Stewart
- Project Runway (Lifetime) Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination
- Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) Producers: Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Dean E. Johnsen, Bill Maher, Billy Martin
- Top Chef (Bravo) Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination
Black Swan was released December 3rd, 2010 and stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder, Benjamin Millepied, Ksenia Solo, Kristina Anapau. The film is directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Inception was released July 16th, 2010 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.
The Fighter was released December 10th, 2010 and stars Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Dendrie Taylor, Jack McGee, Jenna Lamia, Bianca Hunter. The film is directed by David O. Russell.
The Kids Are All Right was released July 9th, 2010 and stars Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Yaya DaCosta, Kunal Sharma, Eddie Hassell. The film is directed by Lisa Cholodenko.
The King's Speech was released November 26th, 2010 and stars Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi, Robert Portal, Richard Dixon, Paul Trussell, Adrian Scarborough, Andrew Havill. The film is directed by Tom Hooper.
The Social Network was released October 1st, 2010 and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Rooney Mara, Bryan Barter, Dustin Fitzsimons, Armie Hammer, Joseph Mazzello, Patrick Mapel, Max Minghella. The film is directed by David Fincher.