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'La La Land' Takes Top Honors at Producers Guild Awards

The film won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for theatrical motion picture production

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    Marc Platt, center, and the cast and crew of "La La Land" accept the award for theatrical motion picture at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision for Producers Guild of America/AP Images)

    "La La Land" has won top honors at the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards.

    The guild recognized the candy-colored musical with its Darryl F. Zanuck Award for theatrical motion picture production at a ceremony Saturday night in Beverly Hills, California.

    For seven of the past eight years, the winner of the producers' Zanuck prize has gone on to win best picture at the Academy Awards. Last year was an exception: "The Big Short" won the guild award, while "Spotlight" got the Oscar.

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    "Zootopia" won the Producers Guild prize for animated feature.