The Producers Guild of America top honor is a good bellwether for Oscar. A year ago, "Argo" took the PGA prize and then best picture at the Academy Awards.
This year, winners will be announced Jan. 19. Nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures:
■ "American Hustle" (Columbia Pictures), produced by Megan Ellison, Jon Gordon, Charles Roven and Richard Suckle.
■ "Blue Jasmine" (Sony Pictures Classics), Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum.
■ "Captain Phillips" (Columbia), Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Scott Rudin.
■ "Dallas Buyers Club" (Focus Features), Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter.
■ "Gravity" (Warner Bros. Pictures), Alfonso Cuaron and David Heyman.
■ "Her" (Warner Bros.), Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay.
■ "Nebraska" (Paramount Pictures), Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa.
■ "Saving Mr. Banks" (Walt Disney), Ian Collie, Alison Owen and Philip Steuer.
■ "12 Years a Slave" (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner.
■ "The Wolf of Wall Street" (Paramount Pictures), Riza Aziz, Emma Koskoff and Joey McFarland.