Stewart's 'Lion In Winter' Scores Producers Guild NodBy Michelle
January 6, 2005 - 9:11 PM
The Lion In Winter, Patrick Stewart's remake of the Academy Award-winning film, has been nominated for the Producers Guild of America's David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award for Long-Form Television.
CNN reported on the nomination for the production, which the Captain Picard actor co-produced. Stewart played King Henry II opposite Glenn Close as Eleanor of Aquitaine.
The nomination pits The Lion In Winter, which aired on Showtime, against HBO's Angels in America and Something the Lord Made as well as two A&E productions, Horatio Hornblower and Ike.
Reuters (via Yahoo!) noted that smaller films dominated the Producers Guild nominations overall, though the selections include The Aviator a Howard Hughes biopic with screenplay by Star Trek Nemesis writer John Logan. The Producers Guild Awards have been fairly reliable in predicting the Academy Awards.
Angels in America has dominated awards in this category for the past season, winning multiple Emmy and Golden Globe awards.