Having been building award steam since November, it looks like Michel Hazanavicius‘s The Artist is an unstoppable juggernaut of Oscar-sized proportions. Its latest victory is winning the Producer’s Guild Award for best picture, and it should get more than a handful of nominations when the Oscar nominees are announced tomorrow. Check out the list winners at the PGA awards…

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

    Producer: Thomas Langmann

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television:

  • Downton Abbey
    Producers: Julian Fellowes, Nigel Marchant, Gareth Neame

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:

    Producers: Debra Koffler, Frank Mele, Edward Parks, Michael Rapaport

The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy:

  • Modern Family
    Producers: Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Morton, Jeffrey Richman, Dan O’Shannon, Brad Walsh, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama:

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television:

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television:

  • The Amazing Race
    Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Elise Doganieri, Jonathan Littman, Bertram van Munster, Mark Vertullo

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:

  • American Masters
    Producers: Susan Lacy, Julie Sacks

News Programs:

  • 60 Minutes

Sports Programs:

  • 30 for 30

Children’s Programs:

  • Sesame Street

Web Series:

  • 30 Rock Presents Jack Donaghy, Executive Superhero

Though these results don’t suggest a lock on any one award, The Artist has been a critic and award show favorite for a while now, and it seems that neither The Descendants or The Help have enough steam behind them to dethrone the film. Tintin is also the likely best animated film winner. There’s little real competition this year with Pixar having done Cars 2, and it also means giving more Oscars to Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg.

The Oscars nominees will be announced tomorrow, and we’ll have the full list when it arrives, but 2011′s awards are looking pretty cut and dry before the ceremony. There are only a couple of categories where there could be an upset at this point – perhaps Jean Dujardin could oust George Clooney from the best actor Oscar, and Hazanavicius may not have the best director award sown up – but there’s been no real bombshells in The Artist‘s way to best picture. Its only weak spot is that it hasn’t played much of America yet, and is still in limited release. If the film goes wide in the next week or two and tanks, that’s probably the only thing that would keep it from winning best picture. The nominations haven’t been announced, and the race is almost over. Such is the season now.

Do you think there’s anything that could stop The Artist?