Nuggets: News and doc Emmys; Lady Gaga confronts Obama

The winners of this year’s news and documentary Emmys have been announced: “CBS topped the news and documentary Emmys, handed out in a ceremony tonight at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York. The network took home 10 awards, 7 of which were for ’60 Minutes.’ National Geographic Channel followed with 7 total, and PBS won 6, with 2 of its Emmys going to the documentary ‘Food Inc.'” DEADLINE

Sasha Stone begins her annual roundtable to discuss the Oscar race: “We pose some questions to some of the writers and bloggers we know for insight.  The participants this time are Inside Oscar‘s Damien Bona, The Oscar Warrior at Coming Soon, Ed Douglas, Deadline‘s Pete Hammond, Grantland‘s Hollywood Perspectus columnist, Mark Harris, The Toronto Star‘s Oscar columnist, Pete Howell,  EW‘s Oscar-watch columnist, Dave Karger,  Living in Cinema‘s Craig Kennedy, In Contention‘s Guy Lodge, Cinemablend‘s Oscar columnist, Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil, Katey Rich, The Wrap‘s The Odds columnist Steve Pond, The Film Experience‘s Nathaniel Rogers.” AWARDS DAILY

The Audience Favorite Award at the 2011 Aspen Filmfest went to “50/50“: “Aspen Film’s 33rd edition of Aspen Filmfest, which ran September 21 – 25, showcased previews of new releases, critically acclaimed documentaries, and features popular on the festival circuit. Enthusiastic and appreciative film fans filled the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre and PAC3 in Carbondale to view independent productions from around the world and hear filmmakers and special guests tell the stories behind their films.” AWARDS DAILY

Neil Genzlinger pans the new ABC comedy “Suburgatory”: “As you’re wincing your way through ‘Suburgatory,’ an unpalatable sitcom that has its premiere on ABC on Wednesday night, ponder the question that no studio executives apparently did: Who is the audience for this show? The series begins with a tenuous premise, uses it to leap to an inaccurate dichotomy and supports that with tired, unfunny stereotypes. Jeremy Sisto, apparently a little too eager for work after ‘Law & Order’ ended, plays George Altman, a single father who, we’re told in the setup, moves himself and his 16-year-old daughter to the suburbs from Manhattan after finding condoms in her dresser drawer.” NEW YORK TIMES

Lady Gaga makes good on her promise to press President Obama for anti-bullying legislation: “After congratulating the president on all of the things he’s accomplished so far in his first term, Gaga made what was described as a ‘general plea’ to everyone in the room, including the president, to do what they can to prevent bullying. Obama then reportedly thanked her, re-iterated his administration’s anti-bullying work and spoke in general about the importance of values.” MTV

MTV begins another round of its O Music Awards, honoring achievements on the internet: “Once again, the nominees in categories like Most Outrageous Tweet and Too Much A– For TV are a mix of mainstream names (Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry), fringe favorites (Bjork, Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips), and envelope-pushing left-field nods (SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung is nominated for Best Music NILF, with the ‘N’ standing for ‘Nerd’ in that particular entry).” EW.COM

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