A “Seinfeld” reunion of some sort is happening very soon. Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, and co-creator Larry David were spotted outside Tom’s Restaurant in New York last week, bringing up lots of speculation since that locale was the facade for many “Seinfeld” scenes. Seinfeld himself confirmed the rumors on a radio show, saying it is longer than 60 seconds, a “one and done” event, and not part of his online series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” It will also involve other characters from the iconic program but none were mentioned by name. Huffington Post.
Nominations for the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards are announced. The annual event recognizes television programs that honor the LGBT community. Drama series contenders are “The Fosters,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Orphan Black,” “Pretty Little Liars,” and “Shameless.” Comedy series nominees are “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Glee,” “Modern Family,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “Please Like Me.” TV Line.
A new TCM documentary airing this Saturday chronicles the Academy Awards ceremony for the past 86 years. Pete Hammond says it is “the most thorough and detailed look at the Oscars” ever done before, especially since the filmmakers had support from the Academy. “And the Oscar Goes To…” will includes lots of rare footage from on stage and behind the scenes. Board members past and present who are interviewed include Annette Bening, Tom Hanks, Kathleen Kennedy, Michael Moore, Phil Alden Robinson, Craig Barron, Jeffrey Kurland, Bruce Davis, and Cheryl Boone Isaacs. Past winners on the program are Ellen Burstyn, Cher, George Clooney, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Helen Mirren, and Jon Voight. Deadline.
What is the worst movie of 2013 that makes you want your 10 bucks back? Enter the new Razzie Awards fundraiser by donating just one dollar. You can then vote in the worst film poll. Or donate five dollars to become part of the “Razzie Wall of Gratitude.” They will take all of the donated money “incorporating all the tacky touches that befit a show saluting Tinsel Town’s lowliest achievements.” This year’s nominees for Worst Film are “After Earth,” “Grown Ups 2,” “The Lone Ranger,” “A Madea Christmas,” and “Movie 43.” IndieGogo.
Tim Gray recommends three ways the Academy should “change its tune” after the “shocking” revoking of a Best Original Song nomination this week. He says that they should clarify campaign rules since some aggressive campaigning seems fine but others are not allowed. He wants an overhaul of the music branch since many of its 240 voters aren’t even active in the industry. He thinks the quadriplegic singer Joni Eareckson Tada should still be asked to sing the pulled “Alone Yet Not Alone” on the ceremony anyway. Variety.
Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan will host the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards on February 15. This past year, Bell starred in the animated feature “Frozen.” Jordan was an Oscar contender for “Fruitvale Station.” The annual ceremony will honor 19 technical achievements and give the Gordon E. Sawyer award to visual effects supervisor Peter W. Anderson. If tradition holds, Bell and Jordan will present clips from that event on the Oscars ceremony March 2. Hollywood Reporter.
Presenters for this Saturday’s Writers Guild Awards are announced. They include Sasha Alexander, Betsy Brandt, Julie Delpy, Bruce Dern, Walton Goggins, Stana Katic, Joe Manganiello, Julianna Margulies, Dermot Mulroney, Nick Offerman, Jeff Perry, Amber Tamblyn, and Alex Trebek. The West Coast event will be hosted by comedian and actor Brad Garrett. The Wrap.
Just one week after this year’s ceremony, the Directors Guild is already claiming its date for next year. The DGA Awards will be held on Saturday, February 7, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity“) was the top feature film winner this year. DGA.