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'The King's Speech' takes top award at PGA

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- "The King's Speech" took top honors at the 22nd annual Producers Guild of America ceremony in Los Angeles, upsetting "The Social Network."

Saturday's award to "The King's Speech" is the first loss of the awards season for "The Social Network," making the race for the best picture Oscar more interesting, the Los Angeles Times noted.

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The PGA gave the award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures to Darla K. Anderson for "Toy Story 3." Lesley Chilcott won the documentary feature category for "Waiting for 'Superman.'"

"The Social Network" was the front-runner in the PGA awards. The upset gives "The King's Speech" a clear shot at winning the Oscar, The Hollywood Reporter said.

"The Social Network" is about the Harvard undergraduate founders of Facebook. "The King's Speech" is about King George VI's efforts to conquer his stuttering. "Network" has already won the Golden Globe and Critics Choice Movie Award for best film.

The ABC TV show "Modern Family" won the Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic TV-Comedy.

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic TV-Drama went to AMC's "Mad Men."

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"The King's Speech" producers Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin were recipients of the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

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