The Producers Guild of America has announced film and TV nominees for its fourth annual Golden Laurel awards. Those prizes, along with two lifetimeachievement awards and a pair of newcomer awards, will be presented at a March 3 ceremony at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for motion picture producer are Martin Brest, “Scent of a Woman”; Stephen Woolley, “The Crying Game”; David Brown, Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, “A Few Good Men”; Clint Eastwood, David Valdes, “Unforgiven”; Ismail Merchant, “Howards End.”
Nominated for the Norman Felton Award for best television producer are “I’ll Fly Away,””Murphy Brown,””Life Goes On,””Citizen Cohn,””Stalin,””Seinfeld,””The Larry Sanders Show” and “Dream On.”
The names of the TV producers are withheld until a winner is determined, since series producers may vary from episode to episode.
These awards will be voted upon by the PGA general membership, composed of 425 theatrical and TV producers. Winners will be announced whenever the vote is in– likely within 10 days.
Winners of the two lifetime achievement awards–the David O. Selznick award for theatrical and the David Susskind award for TV–will also be announced prior to the ceremony, as will two Nova Awards, for the most promising producers in TV and in film.
This is the fourth year the awards have been handed out. The PGA’s previous three film-producer winners all went on to win Oscars: Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt and Ron Bozman for “The Silence of the Lambs,” Jim Wilson and Kevin Costner for “Dances with Wolves,” and Richard Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck for “Driving Miss Daisy.”
This year, Robert Finkel and Joel Freeman are chairing the committee responsible for producing the ceremony.