Newswire: The Producer’s Guild of America has released its 2014 nominations

A worried nation releases one long breath, and fluttering hearts calm themselves as, at long last, the Producer’s Guild Of America—the guild that America really cares about, as opposed to, say, actors, directors, or writers—has released its nominations for 2014 awards. Barring a few surprises, all the usual candidates for best feature film are there: Boyhood, Birdman, Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, The Theory Of Everything, and Whiplash. Nightcrawler and The Grand Budapest Hotel also made the list, giving hope to fans everywhere of Jake Gyllenhaal looking creepy and movies that look like giant dioramas.

The PGA’s Daryl F. Zanuck award for best feature film is actually a fairly good Oscar prognosticator, with the Guild’s best film prize matching the Best Picture Academy Award in 18 of the past 25 years. Last year was notable for the PGA awarding the honor to two films—12 …

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