News Nuggets: Anna Gunn could be 2013 Emmy contender with latest ‘Breaking Bad’ episode

Anna Gunn could be a major Emmy contender in 2013 thanks to the latest episode of “Breaking Bad“: “For newly minted Emmy nominee Anna Gunn, ‘Breaking Bad’s’ still-evolving fifth season has been a study in contrasts. Her character, Skyler White, has more or less been imprisoned in her home since husband Walter White’s shocking triumph over drug kingpin Gus Fring last season … Then, as Gunn puts it, the ‘lid popped off’ and, in an unforgettable meltdown, Skyler couldn’t stop telling her sister Marie to ‘shut up’ … That warning sign of Skyler’s impending implosion led to Sunday night’s episode, ‘Fifty-One,’ and, if you haven’t watched it yet, stop reading and come back later, because Gunn is eager to discuss the episode, which, she can safely say, will be her Emmy submission next year. (And to this, we heartily approve.)” LOS ANGELES TIMES

Jimmy Kimmel poses with Emmy: “The 2012 Primetime Emmy nominations have been announced, now all that’s left to do is for the Academy to pick the winners, producers to plan the ceremony and fans to wait. If you thought I forgot to include, ‘host Jimmy Kimmel to pose next to a giant Emmy Award for promotional pictures,’ rest assured, I did think of it, but based on these photos, the late night talk show host has already taken care of that important pre-Emmy planning detail. Following a line of hosts that – in recent years – includes Jane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris, and the other late night Jimmy (Fallon), Kimmel will take the stage this fall when ABC broadcasts the primetime Emmys.” TELEVISION BLEND

Individual directors list their greatest films for “Sight & Sound” poll: “The Playlist and others have been poring over the S&S Poll issue now on newstands and have culled some of the more interesting Top Ten lists compiled by the filmmakers themselves. Whether you like to think of these as the top 10 favorite movies of your favorite directors, or the top 10 greatest films according to our greatest directors, either way I’m glad to see they’re all over the map.” AWARDS DAILY

Five music videos that should have been nominated at the VMAs: “After thinking about it (far too much), I’ve decided to create my own list of “second opinion nominees.” If I ran the Video Music Awards, then this is who would be nominated for the top prize. (And by the way, I’m totally willing to oversee the VMAs. If anyone wants to give me the job, just tweet me!) Before we begin, just a reminder that the actual nominees are [M.I.A.’s] ‘Bad Girls,’ ‘Take Care’ by Drake ft. Rihanna, ‘We Found Love’ by Rihanna, ‘Wide Awake’ by Katy Perry, and ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ by Gotye ft. Kimbra.” NEW NOW NEXT

Esperanza Spalding on the challenge of introducing jazz to mainstream listeners: “I don’t know. That was the quest, but … the main guiding light of any project is to make beautiful music that we’re happy with and want to share. Unfortunately, the songs don’t really line up with the formatting rules of mainstream media — they’re all too long, and they all don’t have obvious-enough hooks, and there are too many instrumental sections, etc., etc. So again, it’s doomed to very few radio stations, actually, not mainstream radio. But I heard from someone who came to a concert that they heard ‘Radio Song’ in their car and they had the experience that ‘Radio Song’ was describing [hearing a new song that will ‘keep you grooving’], and when I heard that I felt like, OK, mission accomplished.” LOS ANGELES TIMES

New episodes of “Arrested Development” begin production: “I’ve learned that the entire cast of Mitch Hurwitz‘s cult Fox series — Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, #Jessica Walter#, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat and Tony Hale — are all in final negotiations and expected to return. The original’s producers Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV are behind the sequel, with Hurwitz, Troy Miller and Imagine’s Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo set to executive produce the new episodes. Howard also is reprising his role as the series’ narrator. Each of the new episodes follows one member of the Bluth clan, although some episodes may feature multiple characters. ‘Arrested Development’ will be in production through the fall.” DEADLINE

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