'Avatar,' 'Up' among Producers Guild nominees

avatar-02-320.jpgThe Producers Guild of America is jumping on the "Avatar" bandwagon.

The top-grossing James Cameron film felt its heart go on when it was named among the 10 nominees for the Producers Guild Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award that were announced Tuesday (Jan. 5).

"Avatar" wasn't the only sci-fi film to feel the PGA love. The summer's blockbuster "Star Trek" and "District 9" also grabbed nominations for the prestigious award.

Pixar's "Up" received a double honor by being nominated in two categories: producer of the year and producer of the year for best animated film.

The PGA winners will be announced on Jan. 24 in Hollywood.

Below is the full list of nominees:

Nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award:

"Avatar"
Producers: James Cameron, Jon Landau

"District 9"
Producers: Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson

"An Education"
Producers: Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey

"The Hurt Locker"
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

"Inglourious Basterds"
Producer: Lawrence Bender

"Invictus"
Producers: Clint Eastwood, Rob Lorenz, Lori McCreary , Mace Neufeld

"Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
Producers: Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness

"Star Trek"
Producers: J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof

"Up"
Producer: Jonas Rivera

"Up in the Air"
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

Nominees for the Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

"9"
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination. [Note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly referred to the movie as "Nine."]

"Coraline"
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

"Fantastic Mr. Fox"
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

"The Princess and the Frog"
Producer: Peter Del Vecho

"Up"
Producer: Jonas Rivera

Nominees for the Producer of the Year Award in Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:

"Burma VJ"
Producer: Lise Lense-Moller

"The Cove"
Producers: Paula DuPré Pesman, Fisher Stevens

"Sergio"
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

"Soundtrack for a Revolution"
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

Nominees for the David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television:

"Georgia O'Keeffe"
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

"Grey Gardens"
Producers: David Coatsworth, Lucy Donnelly, Rachael Horovitz, Michael Sucsy

"Little Dorrit"
Producers: Lisa Osborne, Anne Pivcevic

"Prayers for Bobby"
Producers: Stanley M. Brooks, Damian Ganczewski, David Permut, Daniel Sladek, Chris Taaffe

"The Prisoner"
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination.

"Taking Chance"
Producers: Lori Keith Douglas, Ross Katz, Brad Krevoy, Cathy Wischner-Sola

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Photo credit: Twentieth Century Fox