‘Green Book’ wins best film at Producers Guild Awards, emerges as Oscar favorite

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The Oscars race may have gotten a little clearer Saturday night as the road-trip drama “Green Book” drove off with the top honor at the Producers Guild Awards, winning out over presumed front-runners like “Roma,” ”A Star Is Born” and “Black Panther.”

“When you make ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ you never expect to get an award,” said Pete Farrelly, the film’s producer and director, as he accepted the Darryl F. Zanuck Award at the untelevised ceremony. He laughed that not only is this his first PGA awards, but that it’s the first time he has even heard of them.

“I’m so grateful to be in this business,” Farrelly said.

Ten films were up for the honor, including “BlacKkKlansman,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody,” ”Crazy Rich Asians,” ”The Favourite,” ”A Quiet Place” and “Vice.” In the broader awards race, the PGAs are a closely watched event. The Darryl F. Zanuck Award winner has gone on to win the best picture Oscar 20 out of 29 times, including last year with “The Shape of Water.”

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