'The Artist,' 'Bridesmaids,' 'Girl with Dragon Tattoo' Receive PGA Nods

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced their nominees for best motion picture and television productions, including "The Artist," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and the comedy "Bridesmaids."

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Many Oscar prognosticators consider the PGAs a barometer for what will be nominated for Best Picture. Last year, nine of the 10 PGA films went on to compete for the top prize.

Here are some of the 2012 nominees:

Theatrical Motion Pictures

"The Artist"
"Bridesmaids"
"The Descendants"
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
"The Help"
"Hugo"
"The Ides of March"
"Midnight in Paris"
"Moneyball"
"War Horse"

Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

"The Adventures of Tintin"
"Cars 2"
"Kung Fu Panda 2"
"Puss in Boots"
"Rango"

Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

"Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest"
"Bill Cunningham New York"
"Project Nim"
"Senna"
"The Union"

Long-Form Television

"Cinema Verite" (HBO)
"Downton Abbey" (Masterpiece) (PBS)
"The Kennedys" (ReelzChannel)
"Mildred Pierce" (HBO)
"Too Big to Fail" (HBO)

Episodic Television, Comedy

"30 Rock" (NBC)
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"Glee" (FOX)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Parks and Recreation" (NBC)

Episodic Television, Drama

"Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
"Dexter" (Showtime)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"The Good Wife" (CBS)
"Mad Men" (AMC)

Live Entertainment & Talk Television

"The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (Syndicated)
"Real Time with Bill Maher" (HBO)
"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
"The 64th Annual Tony Awards" (CBS)

Competition Television

"The Amazing Race" (CBS)
"American Idol" (FOX)
"Dancing with the Stars" (ABC)
"Project Runway" (Lifetime)
"Top Chef" (Bravo)

The 2012 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on January 21.

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