News Nuggets: Cannes Film Festival wish lists

In Contention names 10 films they’re hoping to see in competition at the Cannes Film Fesival: “Guessing the Cannes lineup hinges on a mixture of rational deduction — overlapping clues from international distributors, release schedules and past festival loyalties — and blind hope. Some conclusions are reasonably clear-cut: for example, we know that Pedro Almodovar, for once, won’t be headed to the Croisette with ‘I’m So Excited,’ for the simple reason that the film will be out in France in two days’ time. Others are more provisional: for the sake of our impatience, we hope ‘Twelve Years a Slave‘ will be there, but it could as easily be in Venice.”

Not to be outdone, Indiewire lists 40 films they hope will be selected by the Cannes Film Festival.

Online voting now open for ACM Awards for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year. CBS

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Dale Duff hopes Mike Emrick, Mike Maycock, and Boomer Esiason win Sports Emmys this year. Bangor Daily News

Will Sam Mendes return to the James Bond franchise after his acclaimed work on “Skyfall“? The diretor says no, but producers are eager to bring him back. In Contention

Usher, Carole King, John Fogerty, Spike Lee, and Harry Belafonte among performers and presenters announced for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame indution ceremony on April 18. Associated Press

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