- Obama not worried about Ebola at upcoming African summit in D.C.
- Obama: ‘We tortured some folks’ after 9/11
- Obama administration asked whole D.C. Circuit to take on major Obamacare case
- Mark Levin: Topple GOP leadership or country will ‘unravel’
- Massachusetts to let police chief deny gun buys to those deemed unfit
- John Kerry condemns attack on Israeli soldiers, kidnapping
- U.S. starts to evacuate American Ebola patients from West Africa: Report
- Geraldo slammed as ‘dummy’ for backing Clinton’s bin Laden claim
- Israeli spokesman: No need to debate who broke the cease-fire
- 35 Palestinians killed; Israeli officer missing
‘Help,’ ‘Bridesmaids’ earn nods for producer award
Question of the Day
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The historical epic “War Horse,” the Deep South drama “The Help,” the silent film “The Artist” and the wedding comedy “Bridesmaids” are in the running for top honors from the Producers Guild of America.
Also nominated Tuesday for the guild’s big film prize are two George Clooney tales: the family drama “The Descendants” and the political saga “The Ides of March.” Two Paris stories made the cut, the family adventure “Hugo” and the romantic fantasy “Midnight in Paris.”
Rounding out the 10 nominees are the thriller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and the sports tale “Moneyball.”
Animated contenders for the Jan. 21 awards are “The Adventures of Tintin,” “Cars 2,” “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “Puss in Boots” and “Rango.”
Along with honors from other Hollywood professional groups such as actors, directors and writers guilds, the producer prizes help sort out contenders for the Academy Awards, whose nominations come out Jan. 24.
The Producers Guild field represents a heavy-hitting lineup of Oscar winners and nominees, including Steven Spielberg (“War Horse” and “Tintin”), Martin Scorsese (“Hugo”), Woody Allen (“Midnight in Paris”), David Fincher (“Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), Alexander Payne (“The Descendants”) and Bennett Miller (“Moneyball”).
Besides starring in “The Descendants,” Clooney multi-tasked on “Ides of March,” directing, producing, co-starring and co-writing.
Among other Producers Guild nominees:
_ Film documentary: “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest”; “Bill Cunningham New York”; “Project Nim”; “Senna”; “The Union.”
_ TV comedy series: “30 Rock”; “The Big Bang Theory”; “Glee”; “Modern Family”; “Parks and Recreation.”
_ TV drama series: “Boardwalk Empire”; “Dexter”; “Game of Thrones”; “The Good Wife”; “Mad Men.”
_ Long-form television: “Cinema Verite”; “Downton Abbey”; “The Kennedys”; “Mildred Pierce”; “Too Big to Fail.”
_ Live entertainment and talk TV: “The Colbert Report”; “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”; “Real Time with Bill Maher”; “Saturday Night Live”; “The 64th Annual Tony Awards.”
_ TV competition series: “The Amazing Race”; “American Idol”; “Dancing with the Stars”; “Project Runway”; “Top Chef.”
TWT Video Picks
By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
- Border agents cleared of civil rights complaints from illegal immigrant children
- House GOP resurrects border bill, predicts successful Friday vote
- Ben Carson takes major step toward presidential campaign
- U.N. condemns Israel, U.S. for not sharing Iron Dome with Hamas
- Obama military strategy too weak for future security, panel reports
- Porn-surfing feds blame boredom, lack of work for misbehavior
- Feds raid S.C. home to seize Land Rover in EPA emission-control crackdown
- Ted Nugent slams 'lying freaks' at liberal media: I'm 'doing God's work'
- CRUZ: A tale of two hospitals: One in Israel, one in Gaza
- Islamic militants seize Benghazi as U.S. evacuates Libya
Top 10 U.S. military helicopters
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors