The Artist was already the odds-on Oscar favourite, but now looks all-but locked in after being awarded Best Motion Picture by the Producer's Guild of America, an accolade usually followed up by Best Picture. It was at this point last year that The King's Speech became the favourite, beating out The Social Network. Before that The Hurt Locker and Slumdog Millionaire also took home the PGA before winning Best Picture.
Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (spelling Rango's likely Oscar doom) won Best Motion Picture: Animated, while Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, won Best Motion Picture: Documentary. The latter isn't even on the Academy shortlist, continuing the prove what a joke that list is. Wins also came for Downtown Abbey, Boardwalk Empire, Modern Family and The Amazing Race in the television categories.