As the film industry’s long, excruciating march to the Academy Awards toils on, TV continues to surf painlessly in its wake.
On Saturday, Hollywood’s producers took center stage, with the Producers Guild of America Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium. While the ceremony celebrates both film and television, its reputation as a significant indicator in the Oscar Best Picture race often means that TV takes a backseat to its big screen brethren.
All the same, the celebration featured seven TV categories, in addition to honoring several luminaries of the medium, among them Netflix’s Ted Sarandos
and “Grace and Frankie
” creator Marta Kauffman
Many of the evening’s awards served as an echo of the Emmy awards, with the producing teams for HBO’s limited series “Chernobyl
” and Amazon Prime’s comedy series “Fleabag
” repeating their series accolades from September.
But the big news of the evening came from the drama series category,