Oscars 2016: PGA Awards
This will be quick.
The PGA Awards were tonight.
La La Land won. As if there were any doubt about that one.
The only chance Moonlight really had was to pull off a win here. But theoretically if BAFTA and SAG were to go for it, we could mount a decent argument that they’d go there, even though the PGA is always the thing.
In 27 previous years where the PGA gave out awards, they’ve only differed from the eventual Best Picture winner 8 times. Which is almost 1/3, I’m aware. But going back, they’ve only differed twice over the past decade. They were on an eight year run before last year. They’re generally pretty good about it. Plus — do we really think La La Land is gonna lose at this point?
|2015||The Big Short||Spotlight|
|2013||12 Years a Slave/Gravity||12 Years a Slave|
|2011||The Artist||The Artist|
|2010||The King’s Speech||The King’s Speech|
|2009||The Hurt Locker||The Hurt Locker|
|2008||Slumdog Millionaire||Slumdog Millionaire|
|2007||No Country for Old Men||No Country for Old Men|
|2006||Little Miss Sunshine||The Departed|
|2004||The Aviator||Million Dollar Baby|
|2003||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King|
|2001||Moulin Rouge||A Beautiful Mind|
|1999||American Beauty||American Beauty|
|1998||Saving Private Ryan||Shakespeare in Love|
|1996||The English Patient||The English Patient|
|1994||Forrest Gump||Forrest Gump|
|1993||Schindler’s List||Schindler’s List|
|1992||The Crying Game||Unforgiven|
|1991||The Silence of the Lambs||The Silence of the Lambs|
|1990||Dances with Wolves||Dances with Wolves|
|1989||Driving Miss Daisy||Driving Miss Daisy|
O.J. Made in America also won for Best Documentary, in case that means anything to anyone.
And Zootopia won for Animated, which basically confirms that it’s the frontrunner and expected winner at the Oscars.
So really all we got out of this were confirmation of expected winners.