Universal’s horror breakout Get Out will receive the Producers Guild of America’s (PGA) 2018 Stanley Kramer Award.
Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm, Jr and director Jordan Peele produced the film, which opened in February and grossed $175.5m in North America and a further $78.8m internationally. McKittrick and Hamm are deemed a producing partnership
British actor Daniel Kaluuya stars as a black man who visits his white girlfriend’s upper middle class enclave that hides a terrifying secret.
The film has been praised for its social commentary about contemporary race relations and earned a Golden Glove nod for best picture – musical or comedy, and placed on top 10 lists by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute.
Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, Lil Rel Howery, Erika Alexander, Marcus Henderson, and Betty Gabriel round out the key cast.
The Stanley Kramer Award will be presented to at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac on January 20, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.
The award was established in 2002 to honour a “production, producer or other individuals whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues.”
Previous recipients include An Inconvenient Truth, Hotel Rwanda, In America, Antwone Fisher, Precious, In the Land of Blood and Honey, Loving, and Fruitvale Station.