BABEL, DREAMGIRLS and THE DEPARTED have all cemented their lead in the Oscars Best Movie race after being named among the nominees for The Producers Guild of America film awards yesterday (03JAN07). The big three join LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and THE QUEEN on the PGA's 2007 hotlist. The Guild members also nominated the makers of CARS, HAPPY FEET and MONSTER HOUSE among their picks for Best Animated Movie. For best US TV drama, the panel picked the producers of GREY'S ANATOMY, 24, HOUSE, Lost and The Sopranos as finalists, while the TV comedy nods went to cancelled Arrested Development, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, The Office, MY NAME IS EARL and WEEDS. The Producers Guild names its winners in a ceremony in Los Angeles on 20 January (07).