Special Movie Report: Producers Guild Award Winners

The film “Green Book” followed up its Golden Globes success Saturday with another big win.

During its annual ceremony, the Procucers Guild of America honored the period piece dramedy with its top honor, the award for outstanding producer of a theatrical motion pictures. The win was another strong result for “Green Book,” which is having a good award season run.

Other winners from the PGA were “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” which took the award for outstanding producer of documentary theatrical motion pictures, and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which earned the award for outstanding producer of animated theatrical motion pictures.

The PGA awards took place just about a week before the next major ceremony, which will be for the Screen Actors Guild.

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At the weekend box office, it was the dramatic paranormal movie sequel “Glass” winning the No. 1 spot. The third film in the trilogy from Director M. Night Shyamalan grossed $40.5 million. Coming in second place was the dramatic comedy “The Upside” with $15.6 million.

The full top five this weekend was:
1. Glass – $40,586,000
2. The Upside – $15,670,000
3. Dragon Ball Super: Broly – $10,652,565
4. Aquaman – $10,330,000
5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – $7,255,000

For the upcoming weekend, new releases are the thriller “Serenity” and the family fantasy flick “The Kid Who Would Be King.”

For the small screen, meanwhile, releases include:

  • First Man, my rating: 4.4 out of 5 (2018 Honorable Mention), Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 4.06 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 88%.
  • The Hate U Give, my rating: 3.75 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 4 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 97%.
  • Johnny English Strikes Again, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 35%.
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Author: Matthew Liedke

I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, and I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2009 graduate of Rainy River College and a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University in Moorhead. At MSU, I studied journalism and film. Outside of movies, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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