Rudin tapped for PGA’s Selznick Award

Posted by · 9:18 am · November 15th, 2010

It looks to be a pretty good year for producer Scott Rudin.  “The Social Network” has already opened and done quite well for a fall drama (not to mention the awards buzz that keeps piling on).  “The Way Back,” which he executively produced, is another great collaboration with Peter Weir, and the Coens’ “True Grit” is still to come.

At the end of the day, it could be an even better showing that he had in 2007, when Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood” and the Coen brothers’ “No Country for Old Men” were duking it out for the Best Picture win.  The latter, of course, took the gold.

If you’ve been picking up The Hollywood Reporter’s big glossy issues, you probably saw in the latest a big spread with Stephen Galloway interviewing the producer.  Today comes word that the PGA will honor Rudin at this year’s festivities.  Check out the full press release after the jump.

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 15, 2010) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that producer Scott Rudin will receive the 2011 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. The award will be presented to Rudin at the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The Producers Guild of America’s Selznick Achievement Award recognizes a producer’s outstanding body of work in motion pictures. The honor has a rich and distinguished history with past recipients including such legendary producers as Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Clint Eastwood, Billy Wilder, Robert Evans, Brian Grazer, Jerry Bruckheimer, Roger Corman, Laura Ziskin, Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall, and last year’s 2010 recipient was Pixar’s John Lasseter.

“Scott Rudin’s body of work speaks for itself. He has impressively set a high bar for filmmaking and the Guild is proud to honor him with the Selznick Award this year,” said PGA Co-Presidents Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon.

“This is an extraordinary honor, and I’m thrilled to join the company of the distinguished filmmakers who have previously received this award,” said Rudin. “I’m very grateful to the Producers Guild and pleased to accept this on behalf of the tremendous array of artists who have made such enormous contributions to the films we’ve made together.”

Scott Rudin has produced many critically acclaimed and commercially successful films including THE SOCIAL NETWORK, TRUE GRIT, MONEYBALL, GREENBERG, IT’S COMPLICATED, FANTASTIC MR. FOX, JULIE & JULIA, DOUBT, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, REPRISE, THE QUEEN, MARGOT AT THE WEDDING, NOTES ON A SCANDAL, VENUS, CLOSER, TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE, I HEART HUCKABEES, SCHOOL OF ROCK, THE HOURS, IRIS, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, ZOOLANDER, SLEEPY HOLLOW, WONDER BOYS, BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT, THE TRUMAN SHOW, IN & OUT, RANSOM, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, CLUELESS, NOBODY’S FOOL, THE FIRM, SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER, SISTER ACT and THE ADDAMS FAMILY as well as the upcoming THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. Rudin has also produced many successful and renowned theater projects including “Passion,” “Hamlet,” “Seven Guitars,” “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to The Forum,” “Skylight,” “The Chairs,” “The Blue Room,” “Closer,” “Amy’s View,” “Copenhagen,” “The Designated Mourner,” “The Goat,” “Caroline, or Change,” “The Normal Heart,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” “Doubt,” “Faith Healer,” “The History Boys,” “Shining City,” “Stuff Happens,” “The Vertical Hour,” “The Year of Magical Thinking,” “Gypsy,” “God of Carnage” and “Fences.”

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  • 1 11-15-2010 at 9:31 am

    RichardA said...

    Well deserved.

  • 2 11-15-2010 at 9:39 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    I’m behind pretty much any award that Scott Rudin receives.

  • 3 11-15-2010 at 10:48 am

    matt said...

    Anyone else notice that according to the press release True Grit is already commercially successful and critically acclaimed… guess I missed those reviews and box office report…

  • 4 11-15-2010 at 11:08 am

    Keil Shults said...

    I had no idea he was connected to The Way Back, but it only adds to my bafflement over this film’s haphazard trajectory. I haven’t even seen it, but I already feel bad for it. Hell, maybe this is all part of a new, complex, multi-level strategy to earn Oscar nominations: take a film whose pedigree and subject matter screams Oscar potential, give it one of the most pathetic campaigns and rollouts in recent history, and wait for the Academy to vote for it out of pity.

  • 5 11-15-2010 at 12:24 pm

    Graysmith said...

    In a way I kind of feel like he’s too young to be getting a lifetime achievement award, he seems to still be on the rise in a way.. But on the other hand, looking at the list of films he’s had a hand in, he’s certainly earned it.

  • 6 11-15-2010 at 2:12 pm

    Maxim said...

    Wow, I wasn’t even of aware of his theater work.