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'12 Years A Slave,' 'Gravity' up for Producers Guild Awards

By ReutersMovies - 04 January 2014 12:00 AM

'12 Years A Slave,' 'Gravity' up for Producers Guild Awards

American slavery drama '12 Years a Slave' was among the 10 films nominated for outstanding producer of a motion picture in the Producers Guild Awards.

Other films of note nominated for the honor were space thriller 'Gravity', 1970s con-men caper 'American Hustle', Woody Allen's tragic comedy 'Blue Jasmine', Somali pirate thriller 'Captain Phillips', AIDS activist drama 'Dallas Buyers Club', quirky computer-age romance 'Her,' heartland comedy 'Nebraska', Disney's 'Mary Poppins' film 'Saving Mr. Banks', and Martin Scorsese's tale of American greed 'The Wolf of Wall Street'.'

There were a few notable exclusions among the films. 'Inside Llewyn Davis' from the Coen brothers did not get a nomination. Neither did family dysfunction drama 'August: Osage County' and civil rights saga 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'.

The Producers Guild Awards will be handed out in a ceremony in Beverly Hills on 19 January. The awards are a key indication of Hollywood sentiment ahead of the Oscars on 2 March.