Nuggets: Michelle Williams, Justin Timberlake honored; ‘Boss’ renewed

Michelle Williams wins Best Actress at the Hollywood Film Festival: “Williams is being recognized for her portrayal of screen legend Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis‘ ‘My Week with Marilyn‘ (which will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival next week), as well her performances as a 19th century frontierswoman in Kelly Reichardt‘s ‘Meek’s Cutoff’ (which was released in April) and as a 21st century wife tempted by adultery in Sarah Polley‘s ‘Take This Waltz’ (which premiered at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival and is still seeking a U.S. distributor).” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

According to GLAAD, the number of gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters on TV is down from last year: “The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV has dipped slightly this season to 19 out of nearly 650 roles, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation … Using information provided by ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and CW, the group reviewed 91 scripted series announced to air this season. Among broadcast series with gay and bisexual characters, GLAAD cited CBS’ ‘The Good Wife,’ the CW’s ‘Ringer‘ and NBC’s ‘The Playboy Club.’ Comedies include ABC’s ‘Modern Family‘ and Fox’s ‘Glee.'” WASHINGTON POST

Starz renews “Boss” for season two before season one even begins: “Starz has ordered a second 10-episode season of upcoming drama ‘Boss’ ahead of the series’ October 21 premiere. A couple of years ago, the network did the same with its flagship series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand.’ ‘Boss,’ from Lionsgate TV, stars Kelsey Grammer as a ruthless Chicago mayor who has a secret that threatens to topple him. ‘Boss’ was created by feature writer Farhad Safinia (‘Apocalypto’), with Gus Van Sant making his TV debut directing the first episode.” DEADLINE

Should Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees the Beastie Boys be inducted this year? “Definitely. When ‘Licensed To Ill’ came out in 1986, nobody could have predicted all that brat-rap bravado marked the launch of one of the next two decades’ major artists. But the album was a blockbuster (the first rap album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200), and the followup, ‘Paul’s Boutique,’ remains one of hip-hop’s greatest achievements. They’ve been pumping out consistently innovative and entertaining albums ever since.” EW.COM

Justin Timberlake to be honored for his commitment to environmental causes: “The Environmental Media Association says Timberlake will receive its Futures Award, which represents future environmental leaders in entertainment. The group cited Timberlake’s attempts to reduce his carbon footprint during his tours, his advocacy for environmental issues and his eco-friendly golf course outside of Memphis, Tennessee. EMA President Debbie Levin called Timberlake ‘a great example of how you can lend your voice for positive change.'”  USA TODAY

Roman Polanski accepts the lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival: “‘What can I say? Better late than never,’ the 78-year-old filmmaker said after a booming applause from the audience, reports … In a documentary on his life that premiered last night at the festival, Polanski is seen making his first public acknowledgement about Samantha Geimer, the 13-year-old model he sexually assaulted in Los Angeles, reports ABC. ‘She is a double victim: my victim, and a victim of the press,’ Polanski says of Geimer in Laurent Bouzereau‘s ‘Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir.'” USA TODAY

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