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Producers Guild of America Award for Best Animated Motion Picture

Producers Guild of America Award for Best Animated Motion Picture
Awarded forOutstanding Production of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
CountryUnited States
Presented byProducers Guild of America
First awarded2005
Currently held byAvi Arad, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Amy Pascal, and Christina Steinberg for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

The Producers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures is an award annually given since 2005.

Of all fourteen films awarded, ten have gone on to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Information

Before the Producers Guild of America handed the first outstanding award on animation, animated films competed against live-action films in the Best Theatrical Motion Picture category. Two animated films were nominated in that category:

  1. 2001 – Shrek (lost to Moulin Rouge!)
  2. 2004 – The Incredibles (lost to The Aviator)

Since the inception of the Best Animated Motion Picture award, animated films can still be nominated for Best Theatrical Motion Picture. Two animated films were nominated since 2005:

  1. 2009 – Up (lost to The Hurt Locker)
  2. 2010 – Toy Story 3 (lost to The King's Speech)

Winners and nominees

2000s

Year Film Studio(s) Producer(s) Ref.
2005
(17th)
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Aardman Animations and DreamWorks Animation Claire Jennings and Nick Park
Chicken Little Walt Disney Feature Animation Randy Fullmer
Corpse Bride Laika Entertainment and Tim Burton Productions Tim Burton and Allison Abbate
Madagascar DreamWorks Animation and Pacific Data Images Mireille Soria
Robots Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation Jerry Davis, John C. Donkin, and William Joyce
2006
(18th)
Cars Pixar Animation Studios Darla K. Anderson
Flushed Away Aardman Animations and DreamWorks Animation Cecil Kramer and Peter Lord
Happy Feet Village Roadshow Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions, and Animal Logic Bill Miller, George Miller, and Doug Mitchell
Ice Age: The Meltdown Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation Lori Forte
Monster House Relativity Media, ImageMovers, and Amblin Entertainment Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey
2007
(19th)
Ratatouille Pixar Animation Studios Brad Lewis [1]
Bee Movie DreamWorks Animation Jerry Seinfeld, Christina Steinberg, and Cameron Stevning
The Simpsons Movie 20th Century Fox Animation, Gracie Films, Film Roman, AKOM Production, and Rough Draft Feature Animation James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully, and Richard Sakai
2008
(20th)
WALL-E Pixar Animation Studios Jim Morris [2]
Bolt Walt Disney Animation Studios Clark Spencer and John Lasseter
Kung Fu Panda DreamWorks Animation Melissa Cobb
2009
(21st)
Up Pixar Animation Studios Jonas Rivera [3]
9 Bazelevs Animation, Relativity Media, Starz Animation, and Tim Burton Animations Timur Bekmambetov, Tim Burton, Dana Ginsburg, and Jim Lemley
Coraline Laika Entertainment and Pandemonium Henry Selick and Claire Jennings
Fantastic Mr. Fox 20th Century Fox Animation, Indian Paintbrush, Regency Enterprises, American Empirical Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, and Dune Entertainment Allison Abbate, Scott Rudin, Wes Anderson, and Jeremy Dawson
The Princess and the Frog Walt Disney Animation Studios Peter Del Vecho and John Lasseter

2010s

Year Film Studio(s) Producer(s) Ref.
2010
(22nd)
Toy Story 3 Pixar Animation Studios Darla K. Anderson [4]
Despicable Me Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri, John Cohen, and Janet Healy
How to Train Your Dragon DreamWorks Animation Bonnie Arnold
2011
(23rd)
The Adventures of Tintin Nickelodeon Movies, Amblin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, WingNut Films, Hemisphere Media Capital, and Studios Hergé Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and Kathleen Kennedy [5]
Cars 2 Pixar Animation Studios Denise Ream
Kung Fu Panda 2 DreamWorks Animation Melissa Cobb
Puss in Boots Latifa Ouaou and Joe M. Aguilar
Rango Nickelodeon Movies, Blink Wink, GK Films, and Industrial Light & Magic Gore Verbinski, Graham King, and John B. Carls
2012
(24th)
Wreck-It Ralph Walt Disney Animation Studios Clark Spencer [6]
Brave Pixar Animation Studios Katherine Sarafian
Frankenweenie Tim Burton Productions Tim Burton and Allison Abbate
ParaNorman Laika Entertainment Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
Rise of the Guardians DreamWorks Animation Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein
2013
(25th)
Frozen Walt Disney Animation Studios Peter Del Vecho [7]
The Croods DreamWorks Animation Kristine Belson and Jane Hartwell
Despicable Me 2 Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy
Epic Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation Lori Forte and Jerry Davis
Monsters University Pixar Animation Studios Kori Rae
2014
(26th)
The Lego Movie Village Roadshow Pictures, Lego System A/S, Vertigo Entertainment, Lin Pictures, Animal Logic, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, and Warner Animation Group Dan Lin and Roy Lee [8]
Big Hero 6 Walt Disney Animation Studios Kristina Reed and Roy Conli
The Book of Life Reel FX Creative Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation Aaron Berger, Brad Booker, Guillermo del Toro, and Carina Schulze
The Boxtrolls Laika Entertainment Travis Knight and David Ichioka
How to Train Your Dragon 2 DreamWorks Animation Bonnie Arnold
2015
(27th)
Inside Out Pixar Animation Studios Jonas Rivera [9]
Anomalisa Starburn Industries and Snoot Films Rosa Tran, Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman, and Dino Stamatopoulos
The Good Dinosaur Pixar Animation Studios Denise Ream
Minions Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy
The Peanuts Movie Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, Cornelius Uliano, Paul Feig, and Michael J. Travers
2016
(28th)
Zootopia Walt Disney Animation Studios Clark Spencer [10]
Finding Dory Pixar Animation Studios Lindsey Collins
Kubo and the Two Strings Laika Entertainment Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
Moana Walt Disney Animation Studios Osnat Shurer
The Secret Life of Pets Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy
2017
(29th)
Coco Pixar Animation Studios Darla K. Anderson [11]
The Boss Baby DreamWorks Animation Ramsey Ann Naito
Despicable Me 3 Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy
Ferdinand Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation Lori Forte and Bruce Anderson
The Lego Batman Movie Warner Animation Group Dan Lin, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller
2018
(30th)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sony Pictures Animation Avi Arad, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Amy Pascal, and Christina Steinberg [12]
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy
Incredibles 2 Pixar Animation Studios John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle
Isle of Dogs Babelsberg Studio, Indian Paintbrush, and American Empirical Pictures Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, and Jeremy Dawson
Ralph Breaks the Internet Walt Disney Animation Studios Clark Spencer

Multiple nominations and wins

Wins Nominations Name (Years)
3 3 Darla K. Anderson (2006, 2010, 2017)
2 4 Clark Spencer (2008, 2012, 2016, 2018)
2 Jonas Rivera (2009, 2015)
1 3 Christina Steinberg (2007, 2012, 2018)
2 Claire Jennings (2005, 2009)
Peter Del Vecho (2009, 2013)
Dan Lin (2014, 2017)
Phil Lord (2017, 2018)
Christopher Miller (2017, 2018)
0 6 Janet Healy (2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Chris Meledandri (2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
3 Allison Abbate (2005, 2009, 2012)
Tim Burton (2005, 2009, 2012)
Lori Forte (2006, 2013, 2017)
Travis Knight (2012, 2014, 2016)
2 Bonnie Arnold (2010, 2014)
Melissa Cobb (2008, 2011)
Jerry Davis (2005, 2013)
John Lasseter (2008, 2009)
Denise Ream (2011, 2015)
Arianne Sutner (2012, 2016)

Comparison with the Academy Awards

Year PGA Award Academy Award
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
2006 Cars Happy Feet
2007 Ratatouille
2008 WALL-E
2009 Up
2010 Toy Story 3
2011 The Adventures of Tintin Rango
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Brave
2013 Frozen
2014 The Lego Movie Big Hero 6
2015 Inside Out
2016 Zootopia
2017 Coco
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Notes

  • Ten out of fourteen PGA-winning animated films won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
  • Two PGA-winning animated films were not nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature: The Adventures of Tintin (2011) and The Lego Movie (2014). The Adventures of Tintin was not nominated as it was ineligible by using motion capture as its technique; the Academy rules do not consider motion capture as an animation technique.[13]
  • 2008 is the only year when the nominees and eventual winner matched correctly.

References

  1. ^ "2008 PGA Award Winners". Producers Guild of America. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "2009 PGA Award Winners". Producers Guild of America. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "2010 PGA Award Winners". Producers Guild of America. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "2011 PGA Award Winners". Producers Guild of America. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "2012 PGA Award Winners". Producers Guild of America. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "2013 PGA Award Winners". Producers Guild of America. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  7. ^ "2014 PGA Award Winners". Producers Guild of America. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "2015 PGA Award Winners". Producers Guild of America. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  9. ^ "2016 PGA Award Winners". Producers Guild of America. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  10. ^ "2017 PGA Award Winners". Producers Guild of America. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "2018 PGA Award Winners". Producers Guild of America. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "2019 PGA Awards Winners". Producers Guild of America. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  13. ^ "88th Academy Awards of Merit for Achievements During 2015: Complete Rules" (PDF). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved January 26, 2019.