News Nuggets: ‘Grace of Monaco’ pushed out of Oscar season to spring 2014

Grace of Monaco” will sit out the 2013 Oscar race. The film, which stars Nicole Kidman as Hollywood royalty-turned-actual royalty Grace Kelly, won’t open until spring 2014. Hollywood Reporter

Bill Maher blames his Emmy losing streak — 32 losses without a win — in large part on his opposition to religion. The Wrap

Primetime Emmys ratings rose this year, and while “Breaking Bad” was winning its first Best Drama Series prize, it broke ratings records of its own on AMC. Washington Post

Kris Tapley considers the current state of the Oscar race: Could Martin ScorseseThe Wolf of Wall Street” be pushed out of the Oscar calendar like “Shutter Island” was? And with several possible contenders yet to screen, will “12 Years a Slave” be inevitably knocked off its frontrunner perch? In Contention

Hollywood Elsewhere‘s Jeff Wells discusses a recent New York Times article that questions the true authorship of Solomon Northup‘s autobiographical 1853 book “12 Years a Slave.”

Japan and India’s choices for Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar entires, plus the disqualification of “Blue is the Warmest Color,” leads Cameron Bailey to wonder if the Oscar rules need to be overhauled. Variety

Anne Thompson discusses the things she learned at HBO’s Emmy party. Thompson on Hollywood

With the 2013 Emmy season just ended, our forum posters are already debating the possible contenders for 2014.

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