And award season rolls on...
But not without some surprises and tricks up its sleeve. The Producers Guild Awards was the setting for The King's Speech to upset The Social Network for the top prize, and for host Judd Apatow to take some shots at Golden Globe's host Ricky Gervais...
In the same room that Gervais skewered pretty much everyone at the Globes, Apatow didn't beat around the bush: "What did you think of Ricky Gervais?" he asked the crowd. "I didn't like him. I thought he was mean."
Apatow really went after Gervais regarding the Tim Allen/Tom Hanks jab made at the golden Globes.
"He made a joke about Tim Allen who was standing next to Tom Hanks," Apatow said. "Who looks good standing next to Tom Hanks? We all look like a piece of sh*t standing next to Tom Hanks!"
Apatow continued defending Allen, making sure to end the little speech with a harsh dig at Gervais. "Tim Allen did 200 episodes of Home Improvement. He was in three of the highest grossing movies of all time. And his latest just crossed the one billion mark. Whereas The Invention Of Lying made $18 million dollars worldwide...Leave Tim Allen alone."
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award (the top movie award of the night) went to The King's Speech, beating out front-runner The Social Network. After winning big at the Golden Globes, The Social Network was thought to be the movie to beat at the Oscars, but this victory for The King's Speech may mean the race is much closer than originally thought.
Other notable winners from the PGA's:
Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Toy Story 3 Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures: Waiting for Superman Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: Modern Family Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Mad Men Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television: Deadliest Catch