Producers Guild of America Nominations: 'Avatar,' 'Star Trek' to Compete for Best PicEchoing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and, it seems, every film critics' group worldwide, the Producers Guild of America unveiled nominees for its 21st annual awards with a list that includes many usual suspects -- like 'Up in the Air,' 'The Hurt Locker' and 'Inglourious Basterds.'

The list, however, is noteworthy in two respects. Firstly, the PGA Best Picture field has been expanded from five to 10 nominees, following the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' decision to do the same when nods are announced on Feb. 2. Secondly, the best picture list includes 'Avatar,' 'District 9' and 'Star Trek', a trio of sci-fi epics hailing from a genre not typically recognized come awards season. Per Variety, the other films on the list are 'An Education,' 'Invictus,' 'Precious' and 'Up.' The award is given to the film's producer(s).
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