Producers Guild Announces Date of 2017 Awards

Donald De Line and Amy Pascal will chair the event

Last Updated: June 28, 2016 @ 11:33 AM

The annual Producers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

The show will take place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, with Donald De Line and Amy Pascal serving as awards chairs, the Producers Guild of America announced Tuesday.

The date will make the Producers Guild the first of the major Hollywood guilds to hand out awards next year. The Screen Actors Guild will present its awards on Jan. 29, while the Directors Guild of America will hold its ceremony on Feb. 4. The Writers Guild of America has yet to announce its date, but the WGA typically presents last among the four major guild ceremonies.

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The PGA Awards are generally the most reliable of the major guild awards in predicting the Best Picture Oscar winner, with the two groups agreeing 19 times in 27 years, including eight times in the last 10 years. Last year, though, Producers Guild voters chose “The Big Short” as their top film, while the Academy opted for “Spotlight.”

The PGA is now accepting submissions on its awards website in all categories.

One temporary change to the rules extends the eligibility period for most television production submissions, this year only, with the exception of long-form series/specials and sports programming. It is now June 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2016, with the submission deadline moved from spring to fall — September 30, 2016.

The regular 12-month period for television award eligibility will resume for the 2018 PGA Awards, covering programs premiering Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017.

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Pascal is the former chairperson at Sony Pictures, whose upcoming films include “Ghostbusters” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” De Line is a producer and executive, known for 2003’s “The Italian Job,” “I Lover You, Man” and his upcoming Steven Spielberg project “Ready Player One,” which is filming now.

Here is a timeline of submission deadlines:

Eligibility Period for 2017 PGA Awards
· Television Series/Specials and Children’s Programs: June 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016
· Motion Pictures, Long-Form Television, Sports Programs and Digital Series: January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016

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Notice of Producing Credits Form Deadline
· Television and Digital Series: September 30, 2016
· Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: October 14, 2016
· Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures: September 2, 2016 (Late submission deadline is September 16, 2016 – $150 fee will be assessed)

Screener Submission Deadline
· Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures: September 2, 2016 (Late submission deadline is September 16, 2016 – $150 fee will be assessed)

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Nomination Polls Open
· Television and Digital Series: December 7, 2016

· Motion Pictures: December 15, 2016
Nomination Polls Close
· Television and Digital Series: January 4, 2017 (2pm PST)
· Motion Pictures: January 9, 2017 (2pm PST)

PGA Awards Nominees Announced
· Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures: November 22, 2016
· Television and Digital Series: January 5, 2017
· Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: January 10, 2017

Final Polls Open
· January 10, 2017

Final Polls Close
· January 27, 2017 (12pm PST)

Awards Show
· January 28, 2017

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