‘So Proud’: Venus and Serena Williams’ King Richard Film Gets PGA Awards Nomination

Published 01/27/2022, 10:43 PM EST

Richard Williams; Serena Williams and Venus Williams’ father played an immense role in the success of his daughters. He was the one who introduced the two sisters to tennis. Further, he coached them at an early age of four and a half years. Moreover, he would take them to the public tennis courts to give lessons in tennis.

A biographical drama named ‘King Richard’ was released in November 2021, inspired by the life of Richard Williams.

22 Jul 1992: Venus Williams receives instructions from her father Richard and coach Rick Macci in Florida. Mandatory Credit: Ken Levine /Allsport

The ‘King Richard’ film has gained massive appreciation from audiences and critics. Further, the movie, showcasing the role of Richard Williams in the success of his daughters, was widely received throughout the globe. The movie starring Will Smith, recently bagged another nomination for a prestigious award.

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King Richard movie nominated for PGA Awards

The nominations for the Producers Guild of America Awards were announced yesterday. King Richard was nominated for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. Further, some other films to be nominated in this category included Don’t Look Up, West Side Story, The Power of the Dog, etc. Chiefly, King Richard will be competing against nine other films for the prestigious award this year.

LONDON – JULY 02: Richard Williams, father and coach of Serena Williams, show his emotion during her Women’s Singles fourth round match between Serena Williams of USA and Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia during day seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

King Richard, via its official Twitter handle, shared this exciting news. The caption read, “Join us in cheering King Richard’s Producers Guild of America Awards nomination for Best Picture of the Year! We’re so proud of all the amazing work.”

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The film has won several laurels and accolades in the past. Will Smith won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor-Motion Picture Drama. Additionally, the movie was voted as the Movie of the Year at the American Film Institute Awards.

1992: Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams ride with their father Richard Williams at a tennis camp in Florida. Mandatory Credit: Ken Levine /Allsport

The 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Fairmont Century Plaza. Can King Richard claim the PGA Award? Do let us know your views in the comments below.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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