|2016 PGA Awards: The Complete Winners List|
“Yeah, you won,” presenter Michael B. Jordan said seconds after announcing that The Big Short, the semi-comic retelling of the 2008 fiscal crisis, had won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at the 27th annual PGA Awards, held Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
The award — the guild’s equivalent of a best film prize — went to Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, who were present to accept, and their Plan B producing partner Brad Pitt. Kleiner, as he accepted the award, admitted there was some momentary confusion: They weren’t sure that Jordan wasn’t running through the list of nominees in alphabetical order, Gardner offered a shout-out to the film’s director Adam McKay. And then, alluding to the issue of the moment, diversity, which she had addressed earlier in the day at the PGA Nominees Breakfast, she addressed her fellow producers, saying, “Yes, we have a real problem, we do. We have privilege in our hands, we are storytellers. So we need to tell stories that reflect our world and our country.”
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