There it is — true suspense heading into the Oscars. The PGA winner, “Argo,” will head into the Academy Awards without an Oscar nomination for director, following in the footsteps of “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Apollo 13” and the last one to win best picture without that director nom, “Driving Miss Daisy.”
It might be better to have the PGA win than the Oscar directing nom, but either way, we’re sure to have doubt going into the final bell Feb. 24 – especially if “Argo” comes away empty-handed at Sunday’s SAG Awards.
In fact, “Apollo 13” and “Little Miss Sunshine” won PGA and SAG ensemble honors before losing Oscar best picture.
Remember: The past five PGA feature film winners have gone on to win Oscar’s grand prize. However, that was preceded by a three-year streak in which the PGA picked “The Aviator,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “Little Miss Sunshine.”
“Searching for Sugar Man,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Homeland,” “Modern Family,” “The Amazing Race” and “The Colbert Report” were among the other projects winning PGA honors.