Producers Guild Awards Honor Homeland, Modern Family, J.J. Abrams, Colbert and Others

PGA_garner_abramsThe usual small-screen suspects — Showtime’s Homeland, ABC’s Modern Family, CBS’ The Amazing Race — came away winners at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night, in the Outstanding Drama, Comedy and Competition categories, respectively.

Also earning kudos this year were HBO’s Game Change (in the Long-Form Television race), PBS’ American Masters (Non-Fiction), Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report (Live Entertainment/Talk), HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (Sports) and PBS’ Sesame Street (Children’s Programming).

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Also on the TV front, J.J. Abrams was this year’s recipient of the Norman Lear Achievement Award, for producing “some of the most iconic and highest-rated television shows of the past decade and longer, series that have changed the landscape of television.” Our sister site Deadline reports that after being presented with the award by his Alias lead Jennifer Garner, Abrams quipped, “Typical week!” — alluding to his grabbing of headlines as the director of the next, seventh Star Wars film.

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  1. luke says:

    JJ give Jennifer a part in the next star wars and make her a sith jedi. Ok dude.

  2. Britta Unfiltered says:

    I went 8 for 9 on my picks for the night. (Woo hoo, Argo and Homeland!) The one I missed was Game Change, because I really thought The Dust Bowl should have won that category. That’s a very important documentary and is pretty applicable to our current times as we’ve been experiencing incredible droughts across the world due to climate change. There are people in other countries who are not far off from experiencing what those people in that documentary did. The PGA voters screwed up. A win for that show would have given it some much needed publicity. Maybe what I’m mostly annoyed with is they put a documentary in the same category as made for TV movies and mini-series. That’s comparing apples to oranges, it’s just really not the same thing at all. By the way, I think everyone should watch The Dust Bowl if given the chance. It will really open up your eyes to some of the things Americans had to endure in that place and time. It will really make you appreciate how good we have it living in a first-world country in the 21st century.

  3. Alienate says:

    Looks like Colbert will be able to razz Stewart this week.

  4. mary says:

    how come i never realized JJ Abrams and Leonard Hofstadter are one and the same?

  5. Angela says:

    Yay for Colbert and his team! Congrats to them!