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News Nuggets: The best LGBT film characters of 2012

By Daniel Montgomery
By Daniel Montgomery
Jan 02 2013 09:13 am
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Nathaniel Rogers counts down the year's best LGBT film characters, ranging from "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" to "On the Road" to "ParaNorman." TOWLEROAD

Michael Hogan and Christopher Rosen discuss how big a problem online voting really is for the Academy. HUFFINGTON POST

Awards Daily creates a simulated Oscar ballot so users can vote the same way the Academy does, except, once presumes, for all those the aforementioned online voting troubles. AWARDS DAILY

SAG Awards executive producer and director Jeff Margolis announces who will take part in this year's ceremony. Kathy Connell will produce. Supervising producers will be Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough. The SAG Awards Committee -- Chair JoBeth Williams, Vice Chair Daryl Anderson, Committee members Scott Bakula, Shelley Fabares, Paul Napier and Woody Schultz -- will oversee the production.

Could the Oscars move to January in 2014? Jon Weisman on the possibility that next year's Winter Olympics could throw a wrench in awards scheduling. VARIETY

Charles P. Pierce defends Russell Crowe's "Pub Voice" singing performance in "Les Miserables." GRANTLAND

Pixar releases concept art for their next four movies. COMING SOON

"Skyfall" crosses $1 billion in global ticket sales, becoming the 14th film ever to do so and the third this year, following "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises." DEADLINE

 
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