The Producers Guild of America handed out their annual honors last night and "The Artist" continued its run of dominance, as producer Thomas Langmann took home The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.
"We were just writing a love letter to American cinema," Langmann said in his acceptance speech. "We never dreamed we would get to taste the American dream."
As reported by Deadline, the win is important for "The Artist," as each of the last two PGA Award winners went on to take home the Best Picture Oscar as well in major upsets; "The Hurt Locker" shocked "Avatar" in 2010, while "The King's Speech" upended "The Social Network" last year. But with "The Artist" earning yet another win -- last weekend it took home Best Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes -- it now seems to be almost a lock to triumph at the Academy Awards.
"The Artist" wasn't the only big winner on the evening, though, as another artist took home not one but two trophies: Steven Spielberg, who received both the David O. Selznick lifetime achievement award as well as The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures for "The Adventures of Tintin," which he shared with co-producers Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy.
Michael Rapaport and Edward Parks won The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures for "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest."
A full list of winners, including in the television categories, can be found on the official PGA website.