1917 triumphs at Producers Guild Awards

1917 took home the top honour at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday.Sam Mendes’ film won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures during the ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, beating box of…

1917 took home the top honour at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday.

Sam Mendes’ film won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures during the ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, beating box office hits including The Irishman, Joker, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Taking to the stage, Sam paid tribute to the “incredible efforts” of the cast and crew and said working on 1917 – which was filmed to look like one continuous shot – was “humbling and joyful and by far the best experience of my professional life”.

The PGA win, which comes shortly after it was named Best Motion Picture – Drama at the Golden Globes, means 1917 is now one of the frontrunners for the Best Picture Oscar. The war movie is nominated for 10 prizes at the Academy Awards, which take place on 9 February.

In other categories, the Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures went to those behind Apollo 11, while Toy Story 4 took home the PGA award for Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures.

In TV, Succession scooped the Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama, Fleabag won the Danny Thomas Award for Episodic Television – Comedy, and Chernobyl collected the David L. Wolper Award for Limited Series Television.

Meanwhile, Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television went to Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland, Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television recognised Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and RuPaul’s Drag Race won Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television.

Outstanding Sports Program went to What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali, Sesame Street took home Outstanding Children’s Program, and Outstanding Short-Form Program was awarded to Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Special accolades were also given to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, Marta Kauffman, Octavia Spencer, the film Bombshell, and Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner.

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Emma Stone ditches her red locks for darker shade

Emma Stone showcased noticeably darker hair as she attended the 2019 Producers Guild Awards on Sunday night (20Jan19).The 30-year-old actress has become famous for her red locks over the years, and has only changed up her hair shade for movie roles – s…

Emma Stone showcased noticeably darker hair as she attended the 2019 Producers Guild Awards on Sunday night (20Jan19).

The 30-year-old actress has become famous for her red locks over the years, and has only changed up her hair shade for movie roles – such as when she went blonde for 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man.

However, it seems the screen star wanted a change for winter, and ditched her auburn tresses for a drastically darker hue.

Emma debuted her new look as she attended the star-studded ceremony at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, representing her movie The Favourite.

Perfectly complementing her newly-dark hair, Emma donned a sunshine yellow Louis Vuitton gown, with an eye-catching bronze necklace which matched her bronze eyeshadow and coral-coloured lipstick.

Her locks were teased into a messy low bun, with some hair left loose on one side of her face.

Emma also sported blonde hair for The Favourite – a transformation which took three separate dye jobs.

The film’s hair and make-up designer Nadia Stacey previously explained to Refinery29: “Emma had just dyed her hair almost black for Battle of the Sexes. Then between that and starting this movie, she went bleach blonde for another project.

“By the time we got her for this movie, she had put a red colour on top of that. Yorgos (Lanthimos, director) was keen on giving her a natural shade of blonde for the film, especially because her character was blonde in real life. So, it took two to three big hair colour sessions before landing on the shade that worked. The whole time I kept thinking, if we keep putting her hair through this, it will snap right off!”

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