'Departed' Receives Producers Guild Nod

Jack Nicholson and Leonardo DiCaprio in Warner Bros. Pictures' The Departed - 2006 Warner Bros. Pictures

The Producers Guild of America announced the nominees Wednesday for its annual awards handout, with an Oscars-worthy list of films leading the way.

The five contenders for best theatrical picture: "Babel," "The Departed," "Dreamgirls," "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Queen."

The Producers Guild Awards, which recognize outstanding work in film and television, will be doled out on Jan. 20.

The other nominees:

— Animated theatrical motion pictures: "Cars," "Flushed Away," "Happy Feet," "Ice Age: The Meltdown," "Monster House."

— Long-form television: "Bleak House," "Elizabeth I," "Flight 93," "High School Musical," "Mrs. Harris."

— Nonfiction television: "The Amazing Race 9," "American Idol," "Dancing with the Stars," "Project Runway," "60 Minutes."

— Episodic television, comedy: "Arrested Development," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "My Name is Earl," "The Office," "Weeds."

- Episodic television, drama: "Grey's Anatomy," "House," "Lost," "The Sopranos," "24."

— Variety television: "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Real Time with Bill Maher," "The XX Olympic Games: Opening Ceremony."

The Guild had previously announced it was honoring Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher, the production team behind "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Jarhead"; Jerry Bruckheimer, whose TV credits include "Without a Trace," "The Amazing Race" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"; veteran awards-show producer Ken Ehrlich, video-game pioneer Will Wright and writer-producer Ron Meyer. Al Gore's environmental documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" will also be cited.

  • Amy Bonawitz

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