News Nuggets: What are the worst Golden Globe Musical/Comedy snubs?
Grammy's tribute to the late Whitney Houston airs on November 16. From the press release: "Houston was one of the biggest pop stars — male or female — of all time, selling more than 170 million combined albums, songs and videos, and garnering six Grammys and two Emmys, countless other awards and accolades. She graced the Grammy stage eight times over the years — one of a few artists who has had the distinction of performing the most times on the annual telecast. Most recently, she appeared as a presenter at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in 2009 (ultimately presenting Jennifer Hudson with her first Grammy for Best R&B Album). 'We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston' is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. Louis J. Horvitz is director."
Producers Guild will honor Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Press release: "The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is pleased to announce that Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, co-chairmen of Working Title Films, will receive the 2013 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures. The award recognizes a producer’s, or a producing team’s, outstanding body of work and is the PGA's highest honor for motion picture producers. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will be presented the award at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 26th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles."
Counting down the most egregious Golden Globe snubs for Best Musical/Comedy Picture: "I think I like most of all that their splitting of films between drama and musical/comedy means so many very worthy films get big awards and nominations that they otherwise wouldn’t have. The general rule of thumb is that musicals have a much easier time getting a nomination because there are far fewer of them and, thus, stick out more. Sure, 'Burlesque,' 'Across the Universe,' 'Nine,' and 'Mamma Mia' are recent examples of none too acclaimed musicals landing big time best picture nominations. But what about those that didn’t? There’s more than you’d think!" THE FILM EXPERIENCE
Alan Cumming talks about playing to the audience as host of the Britannia Awards: "... you know there are certain jokes, certain British gags that will work. The glossiness of Hollywood versus the meat-and-potatoes of Britain, that's always good for a laugh. Last year, I know I said since we only hand out four or five awards, we make the Oscars look like total whores. That got a big laugh. Everyone comes to have a good time." HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Departing "Bold and the Beautiful" star Susan Flannery among an impressive list of actors who played their roles for 15 years or more: "Susan Flannery bids adieu to 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after 25 years on the long-running soap. As Stephanie Forrester, Flannery was one of the original cast members of the soap opera, but her 25-year tenure isn't the longest on TV record books. The 73-year-old actress is one of many who have been playing the same TV character for decades. In honor of her 25-year 'Bold and the Beautiful' run, click through the slideshow below to see more stars who have been playing characters for long stretches of time." HUFFINGTON POST