This Saturday, the 33rd annual Producers Guild of America Awards (PGA) took place at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The prizes awarded by this association honor the best film and television producers. For the occasion, many personalities walked the red carpet. Among them, the famous tennis player Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams in the arms of Will Smith, the comedian Chris Pine, the star of the “Spider-Man” films Andrew Garfield, or the 44-year-old actress, Jessica Chastain. But it was Kristen Stewart who got all the attention. And for good reason, the one who was appointed master of ceremonies for the evening, caused a sensation in her long white dress with a transparent bodice.
The 31-year-old actress and director also presented the trophy for best film of the year to the team of the independent feature film “Coda”, an acronym for “Child of Deaf Adult” which designates “hearing children born of deaf parents. American remake of “The Aries Family” released in 2014, “Coda” tells the story of a disabled and struggling family. Directed and adapted by American filmmaker and screenwriter Sian Heder, the film follows Ruby, a hearing high school student who juggles her musical ambitions and her family’s reliance on her to communicate with others.
“I have always been attracted by stories full of humanity”
“I’ve always been drawn to stories full of humanity,” said “Coda” co-producer Philippe Rousselet, receiving the award. For this French producer, in a world where “humanity” is “rare”, this award is “a sign that there is still hope”. Released on Apple TV+, “Coda”, which already won the first prize at the SAG Awards at the end of February, is well placed to compete at the Oscars with the great favorite, “The Power of the Dog” by Jane Campion, produced by Netflix.
Among the other winners of the evening, “Encanto” took home the prize for best animated film producer. While, for its part, “Summer of Soul”, the first film by musician Questlove on the “Black Woodstock” festival which took place in Harlem in 1969, received the prize for best documentary.