Anthony Breznican
January 02, 2013 AT 10:48 PM EST

The Producers Guild of America has announced its nominations for best productions of the year, in what is often looked to as an indicator for how the Academy Awards may go.

The guild selected 10 films — most of them common guesses for the group that could make up the Oscar list of the best films of 2012: Argo, Lincoln, Les Misérables, and Zero Dark Thirty among others.

The one surprise: Skyfall. No 007 film has ever cracked the Best Picture list, but if this nomination is any indication, that could change when the Oscar nods are revealed Jan. 10.

Last year, three out of the guild’s 10 didn’t match up with the Academy’s best picture selections. The Producers Guild skewed a little more populist, throwing nominations to Bridesmaids, The Ides of March, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, while the Academy went with The Tree of Life, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and no tenth nominee.

The year before, the guild’s nominations were much closer to the mark, selecting The Town over the Academy’s choice of Winter’s Bone.

The Producers Guild Awards ceremony, which will be produced by Michael De Luca, will take place on Jan. 26.

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:


Producers: Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Producers: Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn

Django Unchained

Producers: Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher

Les Misérables

Producers: Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh

Life of Pi

Producers: Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark


Producers:  Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg

Moonrise Kingdom

Producers: Wes Anderson & Scott Rudin, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales

Silver Linings Playbook

Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon


Producers: Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson

Zero Dark Thirty

Producers: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:


Producer:  Katherine Sarafian


Producers:  Allison Abbate, Tim Burton


Producers:  Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner

Rise of the Guardians

Producers:  Nancy Bernstein, Christina Steinberg

Wreck-It Ralph

Producer:  Clark Spencer

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