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'Slumdog' tops Producers Guild Awards

Members of the cast of Slumdog Millionaire appear backstage with the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture at the15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on January 25, 2009. From left are, Dev Pate, Irrfan Khan, Freida Pinto and Anil Kapoor. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
Members of the cast of "Slumdog Millionaire" appear backstage with the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture at the15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on January 25, 2009. From left are, Dev Pate, Irrfan Khan, Freida Pinto and Anil Kapoor. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen) | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Producers Guild of America says its Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award has gone to the Mumbai-set drama "Slumdog Millionaire."

The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that "Slumdog" producer Christian Colson was presented with the award this weekend, marking the most recent awards win for the movie from British director Danny Boyle.

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"Slumdog" has already won multiple Golden Globe awards and has been nominated in 10 Academy Award categories.

To take home the PGA Award Saturday, "Slumdog" beat out fellow nominees "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight," "Frost/Nixon" and "Milk."

The winner of the PGA Award has won the best picture Oscar that same year in 12 of the last 19 years, the Times said.

Other winners at the PGA event were producer Jim Morris, who won a Animated Theatrical Motion Picture award for "Wall-E," and Simon Chinn, whose "Man on Wire" earned the producer a Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture win.

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