News Nuggets: Carrie Underwood rules CMT Music Awards with most wins

Carrie Underwood dominates the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday by taking home three trophies. Her wins are for “Something in the Water” (Video and Female Video) and “Somethin’ Bad” (Collaborative Video with Miranda Lambert). Other winners include Luke Bryan (Male Video), Lady Antebellum (Group Video), Florida Georgia Line (Duo Video), Sam Hunt (Breakthrough Video), and Bob Seger with Jason Aldean (Performance). Other performers on the live show were Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, and Eric Church. USA Today

Anne Thompson previews the opening of “Jurassic World” this weekend, projecting it could easily make $100 million in its debut. She says it will “jolt the sluggish” summer box office and could be the blockbuster of the year. The sequel of the original Steven Spielberg films from two decades ago stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Thompson on Hollywood

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The Emmy race for Best Drama Actor seems wide open with three of last year’s contenders (Bryan Cranston, Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey) gone. A wish list of first-time nominees includes Matthew Rhys (“The Americans“), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul“), Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy“), Freddie Highmore (“Bates Motel“), Sam Heughan (“Outlander“), and Grant Gustin (“The Flash”). TV Line

Steve Pond discusses the opening of the Los Angeles Film Festival this week and the raves for Lily Tomlin in the indie film “Grandma.” Celebrating the sixth year at the L.A. Live downtown, he does lament the overall lack of energy from the filmgoers and crowds. Tomlin got “solid laughs” for her performance as a “misanthropic woman who unexpectedly bonds with her granddaughter” trying to raise money for the girl’s abortion. The one award she needs to complete her EGOT is an Oscar. The Wrap

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Prolific actor Sir Christopher Lee dies Sunday at age 93 in London with his death being announced on Thursday. His film and television credits numbered more than 250 with appearances in the trilogies for “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit,” as well as two “Star Wars” films, many thrillers, and the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun.” In 2011, he was knighted by Prince Charles and received the BAFTA Fellowship, that group’s highest honor. Yahoo Movies

Character actor Ron Moody dies at age 91 in England. He was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for playing Fagin in the musical “Oliver!” in 1968. His lengthy career included playing Captain Hook five times, Uriah Heep in “David Copperfield,” “Murder Most Foul,” “Legend of the Werewolf,” “A Kid in King Arthur’s Court,” and “EastEnders.” BBC News

Producer Robert Chartoff dies Wednesday at age 81 in Santa Monica. He won an Academy Award along with Irwin Winkler for producing 1976 Best Picture winner “Rocky.” His career also included “Raging Bull,” “The Right Stuff,” “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?,” “Point Blank,” and “Ender’s Game.” Variety

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