‘Descendants,’ ‘Artist’ gain producers guild nods

‘The Descendants,’ starring George Clooney as a family man, and the silent black and white movie ‘The Artist,’ were among 10 movies earning Producers Guild Award nominations on Tuesday. ‘Midnight in Paris,’ Woody Allen’s cinematic bow to the French capital, and the surprise summer box office hit ‘The Help,’ which tells of black maids in Mississippi dealing with racism, also built upon their nods from other major film awards as the Hollywood awards season gathers momentum.