Producers Guild top 10 nominees

"The Tree of Life," which has done well in the critics awards so far, clearly takes the biggest hit in the overall Oscar race.

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  • Expected contenders are "The Artist," "War Horse," "The Descendants," "The Help"
  • Left off the list, meanwhile, were "Drive," "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
  • "The Tree of Life" is no longer a sure thing for a Best Picture nomination
The Producers Guild of America has announced its 10 nominees for Best Picture of the Year, and along with expected contenders like "The Artist," "War Horse," "The Descendants," "The Help," and "Hugo" were two minor surprises: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Ides of March."
Left off the list, meanwhile, were "Drive," "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," and most interestingly, "The Tree of Life." That polarizing film, which has done well in the critics awards so far, clearly takes the biggest hit in the overall Oscar race and is no longer a sure thing for a Best Picture nomination.
Last year, the PGA honorees matched the eventual Best Picture nominees nine for 10, but this year it may not be as easy to compare the two -- the Academy's new voting rules dictate that there will be somewhere between five and 10 Best Picture nominees this go-round, depending on how many films receive at least 5 percent of the overall No. 1 votes. The PGA awards will take place on Jan. 21; all the nominees are listed below.
Best Picture
The Artist
Bridesmaids
The Descendants
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
War Horse
Best Animated Film
The Adventures of Tintin
Cars 2
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango
Best Documentary
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
Bill Cunningham New York
Project Nim
Senna
The Union
Long-form Television
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Kennedys
Mildred Pierce
Too Big to Fail
TV Comedy
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
TV Drama
Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men
Live Entertainment & Talk
The Colbert Report
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The 64th Annual Tony Awards
Competition Television
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
Non-Fiction TV
30 for 30
American Masters
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Deadliest Catch
Undercover Boss