News Nuggets: ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Louie’ among Peabody Award winners

Doctor Who,” “Louie,” and “Girls” are among the 72nd Annual Peabody Award winners for excellence in media: “Peabodys also went to ‘Game Change,’ an HBO film about how Sarah Palin was catapulted into the national political spotlight, and ‘D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List,’ a mock documentary on Comedy Central in which the comedian campaigned to get black men the ‘same EPA protections’ as the Kaman cave cricket and the Texas kangaroo rat. ‘Doctor Who,’ the ever-evolving, ever-clever BBC science fiction series now entering its second half century, was awarded an Institutional Peabody, as was Michael Apted’s remarkable ‘Up’ series of documentaries that have assayed the lives of 14 Britons at seven-year intervals since 1964.” Peabody Awards

Taylor Swift will guest star in the “New Girl” season finale. Hollywood Reporter

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Oscars plan to overhaul short-documentary rules and expand their documentary branch: “The main rule change is in the Documentary Short category, where Academy members will no longer have to attend special screenings in order to cast ballots. Instead, all members of the Academy will receive screeners of the five nominees and will be eligible to vote for the winner. (The committee process that chooses a shortlist and then comes up with the nominees, however, will remain in place.)” The Wrap

Journey” sweeps the Game Developers Choice Awards. The PlayStation 3 title also made history earlier this year as the first video game ever nominated for Best Score Album at the Grammys. Associated Press

Veteran TV personality Barbara Walters expected to retire in 2014. Hollywood Reporter

Fox Searchlight acquires Wes Anderson‘s film “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” eyes late 2013 or 2014 release date. Screen Daily

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