It's late July, that balmy time of year when everyone's thoughts naturally turn to the Producers' Guild of America Awards, due to take place on January 26 next year -- a mere six months away. And as of today, we know who will be receiving at least one of them. Whether or not The Weinstein Company manages a three-peat with the Guild's top prize -- after "The King's Speech" and "The Artist" were both named the year's best by the PGA -- their founding brothers will still take the stage, as Bob and Harvey Weinstein are to receive the Guild's Milestone Award for "historic contributions to the entertainment industry."
I know what you're thinking. It's about time these unassuming industry serfs received a little recognition for their tireless background work. But in all seriousness, an award for the Weinsteins from this guild isn't quite as much of a sop as it initially sounds: while TWC, and Miramax before it, have been rewarded for various productions, the brothers themselves have never claimed a PGA trophy. Harvey has been nominated as a producer for "Shakespeare in Love" and "Gangs of New York," as well as in the TV category for reality show "Project Runway," losing on all three occasions. Bob hasn't one nomination to his name.