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News Nuggets: 'Luck' will not contend as a miniseries at the Emmys

By Daniel Montgomery
By Daniel Montgomery
Mar 29 2012 11:00 am
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HBO's cancelled "Luck" will not be Emmy eligible as a miniseries: "The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has said HBO's 'Luck' will be submitted in the series category. Some had speculated that 'Luck' might be eligible to be a contender for miniseries because it ended up airing for only one season. However, ATAS concluded that because the show was open-ended at the end of the first season and didn't have a specific beginning, middle and end of the storyline, the show didn't fit the full miniseries criteria." VARIETY

The Daytime Emmys move back to Los Angeles: "'We are very excited to bring the Daytime Emmy Awards back to Los Angeles and to such a glamorous venue as the Beverly Hilton,' said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, NATAS.  'While we are continuing to speak with various networks and social media sites, we are planning a spectacular evening of stars and entertainment as we honor the best in Daytime Television. In addition, we are happy to return again to the Westin Bonaventure on Sunday, June 17, 2012 to present our Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards to honor all those who work behind the scenes raising the bar of what Daytime Television can be.'"

More ACM performers and presenters are announced: "Song of the Year nominee Dierks Bentley and reigning Male Vocalist of the Year Brad Paisley are scheduled to perform, and music legend Lionel Richie and reigning Entertainer of the Year nominee Taylor Swift are set to present as part of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 1 (8:00-11:00 PM live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network."

The Shorty Awards honored social media: "The fourth annual Shorty Awards was held Monday night at the Times Center in New York. Hosted by 'The Daily Show's' Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, the event that is being called the Grammys and Oscars of social media drew celebrities and social media heavyweights alike ... Winners even had to give their acceptance speech in 140-characters or less. 'Something the Oscars can learn from,' Jones told CBS News on the phone." CBS NEWS

"Undefeated" director TJ Martin discusses what he should and shouldn't have said when he won an Oscar: "'We knew basically what we wanted to say,' said Martin, 'but once you're up there, what you thought was the script totally goes out the window. What you can't prepare for is the amount of adrenaline rushing through your body.' And what he hadn't planned for was a four-letter word, bursting out in the excitement of the moment, as he exuberantly expressed a wish that all the nominated documentary filmmakers could be up on the podium with them, sharing the award — that would be '(bleeping) wonderful,' he said." SEATTLE TIMES

Meet the couple that will be married live at the ACM Awards: "Days away from her wedding, Christina Davidson is gushing about her gown and groom – just like any bride on the brink of her fairy-tale moment.  Only she's not just any bride. For starters, this wedding will be on TV. And another thing: As Davidson and her fiancé exchange their vows, Martina McBride and Train lead singer Pat Monahan will serenade them onstage with a duet of 'Marry Me.'" PEOPLE

 
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