And just like that, we have a race again! While American Hustle looked to be steamrolling its way to a clear Best Picture win, the PGA throws us a curve-ball. Here were the nominees:
Dallas Buyers Club
Saving Mr. Banks
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
For the first time in its history, the PGA Award for Best Picture resulted in a TIE! And even more surprising, American Hustle wasn’t one of the two films that tied. The award went to 12 Years a Slave and Gravity. Wow!
Everyone knows the PGA Award is a big deal. Looking at past winners, the PGA Best Picture has matched the Oscar Best Picture the last six years. So while American Hustle was the clear front-runner, it’s not anymore. We’re still left with a three-movie race for Best Picture between American Hustle, Gravity, and 12 Years a Slave.