The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has named its five finalists for Best Moving Picture of 2008:
`Dark Knight’ vies for Producers Guild best pic
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Batman blockbuster “The Dark Knight,” slighted in earlier Hollywood honors, was among best-picture nominees Monday for the Producers Guild of America Awards.
Other best-picture nominees were Brad Pitt’s romantic fantasy “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Ron Howard’s Richard Nixon saga “Frost/Nixon,” Sean Penn’s Harvey Milk film biography “Milk” and Danny Boyle’s rags-to-riches tale “Slumdog Millionaire.” Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster in a decade and one of the year’s most-acclaimed films, “The Dark Knight” missed out on a best-picture slot for Sunday’s Golden Globes and was overlooked for an ensemble cast nomination at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The Producers Guild lineup generally is a close match of best-picture nominees for the Academy Awards. The guild picks could give “The Dark Knight” and other contenders a last-minute nudge for the Oscars, whose nomination balloting closes Jan. 12. Oscar nominations will be announced Jan. 22.
This is terrific news. Despite the snub from the nonsensical Globes, TDK is making a big last minute push to pull back into the fight.