News Nuggets: Will Oscars make history with three black Best Actor nominees?

Weinstein Company could potentially make Oscar history with three black Best Actor nominees: Forest Whitaker (“The Butler“), Idris Elba (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom“), and Michael B. Jordan (“Fruitvale Station“). Vulture

Oscars will now honor producers alongside directors when giving out the award for Best Animated Feature. Reuters

Jesse Tyler Ferguson designs a special bow tie in honor of the Tony Awards. Broadway.com

Tony-nominee Shalita Grant was honored with a Martin E. Segal Award at Lincoln Center on May 20. Awards honor up-and-coming artists, and this year winners were chosen by the Chamber Music Society and Lincoln Center Theater. Playbill

Shortly after earning her 10th Daytime Emmy nomination, Michelle Stafford announces she’s leaving “The Young and the Restless.” E! Online

The Americans,” this week nominated for four Critics’ Choice Awards, tied “Justified” as FX’s highest-rated first-season drama, with an average of 3.4 million viewers.

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