News Nuggets: Looking back at early TV roles for Oscar nominees

Counting down the surprising early TV roles for stars that went on to become Oscar nominees and winners. The A.V. Club

Tom O’Neil talks Oscars with senior editor Matt Noble and Jonathan Cooke on their Screen Verdict podcast.

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Andy Samberg on his preparations for hosting this weekend’s Spirit Awards. Entertainment Weekly

Mark Juddery surveys the most common complaints about the Oscars, including the lack of comedies represented, though he argues this year’s frontrunner, “Argo,” and past winners from “Amadeus” to “American Beauty” have had comedy elements. Huffington Post

Mumford and Sons, Fun., Gotye, and Jack White among artists with greatest sales gains following the Grammys. New York Daily News

Country newcomer Hunter Hayes feels like “part of the family” after earning six ACM nominations this year. Taste of Country

Despite planned James Bond tribute, current star Daniel Craig will not be attending the Oscars. CNN

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