The King’s Speech Reigns At Producers Guild Awards

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January 23, 2011 | 9:40am EST

The King’s Speech has picked up momentum in the race towards Oscar glory after winning the top prize at the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards on Saturday.
The film’s producers, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, were awarded the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer Of The Year Award at the ceremony.

The movie, starring Colin Firth as the stammering British King George VI, was among 10 nominees including The Social Network and Black Swan.

Other winners at the 22nd annual PGA Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, included Toy Story 3 in the Best Animated Picture category and Waiting for ‘Superman’ for Best Documentary.

The producers of Modern Family landed the Best TV Comedy Series trophy, while Mad Men was named the Best TV Drama.

Sean Penn also picked up the special Stanley Kramer Award in honor of his humanitarian work in Haiti, while director James Cameron received the Milestone Award.