Hollywood Producers Name ‘La La Land’ the Best Film of 2016

Los Angeles, The Producers Guild of America named the musical “La La Land” the best film of 2016, at the 28th annual a ceremony in Los Angeles, California.

The big win by “La La Land” at the 28th annual awards set up the film, which stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, as an odds-on Oscar favorite, after it scored a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations earlier this month.

The Producers Guild of America (PGA), which is among the leading industry organizations representing makers of movies and TV shows, also named its best animated film which went to “Zootopia,” favorite documentary, won by “O.J.: Made in America” and honored Netflix’s “Stranger Things” as the top television drama.

In past years, PGA best film winners have often gone on to win the best picture Oscar, Hollywood’s big prize.

Among other honors for television productions, two FX shows prevailed, as another look at the famous O.J. Simpson murder case, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” won the producers’ award for long-form television and the comedy series award was won by “Atlanta.” Outstanding sports program went to “World of Sports,” while “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” won the live entertainment and talk television award.

The Academy Awards will be bestowed on Feb. 26 to producers, directors, actors and actresses by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Source: Qatar News Agency