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PGA loves ladies: Bridesmaids, The Help score nods

The Producers Guild of America has a thing for the ladies. They’ve unveiled their 2011 PGA nominees and Bridesmaids, The Help and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo all earned nods for Best Picture!

The PGA is throwing their hat in the awards ring. They’ve announced their 2012 nominees for the best in film and television, which includes some hits, misses and a few surprises.

Bridesmaids Cast

The PGA chose 10 films for their Best Picture category, and it’s a mixed bag. Frontrunners like The Artist and The Descendants are paired with underdogs like The Ides of March and Bridesmaids. There’s also the inclusion of David Fincher‘s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is in need of some good press. After underperforming at the box office, the film has received harsh criticism due to its style and tone.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the PGA and Academy Awards matched Best Picture nominees nine for 10 in 2011. But this year, they might not be so lucky. The Academy introduced a new voting system, which allows anywhere between five and 10 nominees for the category. Most experts believe only seven or eight movies will make the final cut. That means some of the PGA’s picks will be left out in the cold.

Here’s the complete list of the 2012 PGA nominees:

Best Picture

  • ?The Artist?
  • Bridesmaids
  • ?The Descendants
  • ?The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo?
  • The Help
  • ?Hugo
  • ?The Ides of March
  • ?Midnight in Paris?
  • Moneyball
  • ?War Horse

Best Animated Film?

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • ?Cars 2
  • ?Kung Fu Panda 2?
  • Puss in Boots
  • ?Rango

Best Documentary?

  • Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
  • ?Bill Cunningham New York
  • ?Project Nim?
  • Senna?
  • The Union

Long-form Television?

  • Cinema Verite?
  • Downton Abbey?
  • The Kennedys?
  • Mildred Pierce?
  • Too Big to Fail

TV Comedy

  • ?30 Rock?
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • ?Glee?
  • Modern Family
  • ?Parks and Recreation

TV Drama?

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • ?Dexter?
  • Game of Thrones
  • ?The Good Wife?
  • Mad Men

Live Entertainment and Talk?

  • The Colbert Report?
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • ?Real Time with Bill Maher
  • ?Saturday Night Live
  • ?The 64th Annual Tony Awards

Competition Television?

  • The Amazing Race?
  • American Idol?
  • Dancing With the Stars
  • ?Project Runway?
  • Top Chef

Non-Fiction TV?

  • 30 for 30?
  • American Masters
  • ?Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations?
  • Deadliest Catch?
  • Undercover Boss

The PGA awards ceremony will take place Jan. 21.

Photo credit: Robert Wallace/ WENN

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