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News Nuggets: 'Sherlock,' 'Great Expectations' win three at BAFTA Craft Awards

By Daniel Montgomery
May 14 2012 14:02 pm
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"Sherlock" and "Great Expectations" win at BAFTA Craft Awards: "BBC dramas 'Great Expectations' and 'Sherlock' have each won three prizes at this year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards. 'Sherlock' won for its editing and sound, with Steven Moffat winning the writing award for his work on the series. Moffat beat Neil McKay, who penned 'Appropriate Adult,' Abi Morgan, who wrote 'Birdsong,' and Jack Thorne, who was nominated for 'The Fades.' At tonight’s ceremony, hosted by Alan Davies, 'Great Expectations' won for its photography and lighting, its production design and for its visual effects." THE STAGE

Billboard Music Awards will pay tribute to Whitney Houston: "In addition to performances from a number of today's top recording artists, a special tribute to Whitney Houston has been confirmed for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. News of the tribute broke Sunday, with Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina to participate ... the Billboard Music Award program is not the first to piece together a tribute this year. They follow the Grammys, BET Celebration of Gospel, NAACP Image Awards and 'Glee' in creating a program of some sort to pay respect to the late entertainer." EXAMINER

Tony-nominee Linda Emond discusses playing Linda Loman in "Death of a Salesman": "It really is a process for me of digging and saying those words and trying to find out who that person is that would use those words in that way. It was a complex thing, certainly, given the dynamic of that family and the time period. There’s nothing in [the script] about the term that is often attributed to her: “long-suffering.” [Original director Elia] Kazan called her 'terrifyingly tough,' and I agree. I was struck by the number of things she says that are really wise, and there’s also a lot she says that, frankly, is bullsh*t because it’s caught up in Willy’s dreams and ideas." BROADWAY.COM

Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson tapped for fourth season of "Glee": "In her first return to television since 'Sex in the City,' Emmy Award-winning actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker will guest star in the fourth season of 'Glee.' Additional details about her character and storyline will be released at a later date, as 'Glee' prepares to move this fall to a new night and time on Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following 'The X Factor' (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX ... To kick off 'Glee’s' fourth season, Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson will join the cast in a six-episode arc." TV BY THE NUMBERS

Tony-nominee Christian Borle talks "Peter and the Starcatcher" and NBC's "Smash": "'I was elated. I'm so happy. I'm so proud and thrilled and over-the-moon for this show's recognition,' the singing actor, whose Broadway credits also include 'Mary Poppins,' 'Spamalot,' 'Amour,' 'Thoroughly Modern Millie,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'Footloose,' told Playbill.com May 1, the morning the Tony nominations were announced ... In addition to his Broadway gig, fans of the actor can catch him Monday nights as composer Tom Levitt on the NBC musical series 'Smash.' About his success on both stage and screen Borle said, 'I'm trying to just appreciate how incredibly lucky I have been this year.'" PLAYBILL

Jim Parsons prepares for Broadway's "Harvey": "Parsons won the 2010 and 2011 Emmys for Best Actor in a Comedy Series by portraying theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper on 'The Big Bang Theory.' Now, on summer break from CBS, he is again romancing his first love, starring on Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of 'Harvey.' He's playing Elwood P. Dowd, an otherwise ordinary man who says he has an invisible friend named Harvey — a pooka, or mythological creature, who resembles a 6-foot-3-½-inch-tall rabbit. Mary Chase's classic 1944 comedy won the Pulitzer Prize and lasted 1,775 performances, making it the sixth-longest-running play in Broadway history." PLAYBILL

 
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