The Artist.jpgThe Producers Guild of America named “The Artist” its best production of 2011 at its annual awards.

“The Artist,” which also has a Golden Globe for best picture/comedy to its credit, beat out “The Descendants” (the Globe winner for best picture/drama), “The Help,” “Moneyball,” “Hugo” and “War Horse,” among others, to win the honor at the guild’s 23rd annual awards. The PGA Awards have been a pretty good predictor of what will win best picture at the Oscars in the past — in 15 of the previous 22 years, the guild’s winner has also taken the Oscar.

On the TV side of the awards, “Downton Abbey,” “Modern Family” and “Boardwalk Empire” all picked up honors. Here’s the full list of winners:

Theatrical motion picture: “The Artist”
Animated motion picture: “The Adventures of Tintin”
Documentary theatrical motion picture: “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest”
Long-form television: “Downton Abbey”
Episodic television, comedy: “Modern Family”
Episodic television, drama: “Boardwalk Empire”
Live entertainment and talk television: “The Colbert Report”
Competition television: “The Amazing Race”
Non-fiction television: “American Masters”
News programs: “60 Minutes”
Sports programs: “30 for 30”
Children’s programs: “Sesame Street”
Web series: “30 Rock Presents Jack Donaghy, Executive Superhero”

Milestone Award: Les Moonves
David O. Selznick Award: Steven Spielberg
Norman Lear Award: Don Mischer
Vanguard Award: Stan Lee
Stanley Kramer Award: “In the Land of Blood and Honey”

Posted by:Rick Porter