'Nomadland' beats 'Minari' to take top prize at PGAs

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'Nomadland' beats 'Minari' to take top prize at PGAs

"Nomadland" took the top prize at this year's Producers Guild of America Awards. [PGA]

"Nomadland" took the top prize at this year's Producers Guild of America Awards. [PGA]

 
Director Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” took home the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at this year’s Producers Guild of America Awards (PGA), beating out Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari.”  
 
“Nomadland” centers around a woman who starts living a nomadic life in a van after losing her job. After taking home the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival last year, the film has been awarded some 200 prizes from film festivals and associations worldwide.
 
And the likelihood of “Nomadland” added an Oscar to its list of accolades appears to be growing after it won both a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award earlier this month.  
 
The PGAs are considered a reliable barometer to predict the Oscars. Since the awards ceremony was founded in 1990, 21 outstanding producer recipients went on to receive the best picture for Oscars.
 
Best picture nominees for the upcoming Oscars on April 25 include “Minari,” “Nomadland,” “The Father,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Mank,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Sound of Metal” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
 
“Minari” is also up for best director, best original screenplay, best original score, best actor for Steven Yeun and best supporting actress for Youn Yuh-jung.  
 
BY LEE JAE-LIM   [lee.jaelim@joongang.co.kr]  
 
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