News Nuggets: Writer Beau Willimon discusses Netflix-exclusive ‘House of Cards’

The Ides of March” Oscar nominee Beau Willimon discusses his Netflix-exclusive drama series “House of Cards,” starring Kevin Spacey. Indiewire

Pre-nomination voting begins today for the Daytime Emmys. This round will determine the 10 performers who will move forward to the Blue Ribbon judging round to determine the final nominees for Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress in a drama. Younger Actor and Younger Actress are not subject to pre-nomination voting this year; all entrants in those categories will proceed to the Blue Ribbon round.

The American Cinema Editors will honor Steven Spielberg with their Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. The award will be presented on February 16 during the ACE Eddie Awards ceremony, where “Lincoln” is also nominated for Best Drama Film Editing.

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The Afghan Film Project is currently raising money so that Fawad Mohammadi, who appears in the Oscar-nominated short “Buzkashi Boys,” can attend the Academy Awards. He has a ticket to the event, but not the money to fly to the US.

Eight takeaways from the Sundance Film Festival, including the possibility that Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner “Fruitvale” could be this year’s “Precious.” Vulture

Tina Fey defends her joke about Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes: “‘I just feel like it was just a little joke, like two of your aunts, two of your old lady aunts teasing you at the Thanksgiving table, that’s all it was,’ she said of her joke directed toward the singer about staying away from Michael J. Fox‘s son.” But Fey hopes Swift will write a song about her. Access Hollywood

Argo” and “Lincoln” have been campaigning very differently, and so far it’s only working for one of them. Los Angeles Times

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