The King’s Speech has won the best film accolade at the Producers Guild of America Awards, beating off competition from Oscars favourite the Social Network.
The British film about King George VI also beat other strong Academy Awards contenders including Black Swan, 127 Hours, Inception, The Kids Are All Right and The Fighter.
The ceremony on Saturday was just one of a steady stream heading up to the Oscars on 27 February.
The King’s Speech has already notched up a best actor Golden Globe for its star Colin Firth.
The film, directed by Tom Hooper, has also been nominated for 14 Bafta Film Awards, which will be held on 13 February in London.
The drama also has four nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, to be held in LA on 30 January.