Yet another division of the Hollywood voting class has made its voice heard, and the word of film producers in general is this: 'The King's Speech' is the best film of 2010 ... or Harvey Weinstein is the film producer of the year. I'm not sure which. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the group also awarded 'Toy Story 3' as Best Animated Film and 'Waiting for "Superman"' as Best Documentary.
Some believe that this win represents a bump in the road of 'The Social Network's' impending Oscar domination, but that seems unlikely. At the very least, it adds a little life to an Oscar season that's been generally bereft of "dark horses."
The guild also gave out some honorary awards to the likes of Scott Rudin, Laura Ziskin, James Cameron and Sean Penn. Also, it seems that PGA Awards host Judd Apatow took numerous opportunities to bash (not joke about) Ricky Gervais and his controversially trenchant performance as Golden Globe host. Read on for a taste of the celebrated comedy writer's withering satire ...
"I can't do a joke about (Gervais's movie) 'The Invention of Lying' because I haven't seen it. You haven't seen it. None of us have seen it. So the joke would not work."
"Did he lose weight just to make fat jokes? You think that's how mean he is?"
"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."
Spoken like a true film producer. (More on Apatow's mild venom right here.)