"It's exciting and it means the message got out," Mo'Nique said back stage.
"Inglourious Basterds" has won the SAG ensemble cast award.
PGA prexy Marshall Herskovitz asserts that the idea of 10 best pic nods is working.
Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet" led the race for the Cesars Friday.
The deadline for Academy members to submit their Oscar nom ballots is Saturday at 5 p.m.
Helmer Peter Jackson will select one of the finalists' films to air on IFC prior to the Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 5.
Previous recipients include Mel Brooks, David Mamet, Lawrence Kasdan and Budd Schulberg.
The Producers Guild of America wants to provide clarity in the face of the uncertainty pervading Hollywood.