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News Nuggets: The 100 oldest living Oscar nominees, including Emmanuelle Riva

By Daniel Montgomery
Jan 14 2013 13:44 pm

emmanuelle riva oscars searching for sugar man directors guild dga nominations nominees entertainment film newsEmmanuelle Riva could become the oldest acting winner for "Amour," but she's already one of the oldest living Oscar nominees. Counting down 100 veterans: THE FILM EXPERIENCE

Directors Guild announces nominees for documentary film: Lauren Greenfield ("The Queen of Versailles") and Alison Klayman ("Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry") join Oscar nominees Malik Bendjelloul ("Searching for Sugar Man"), Kirby Dick ("The Invisible War"), and David France ("How to Survive a Plague").

Academy member David Clennon urges Oscar voters to boycott "Zero Dark Thirty": "In response, Sony president Amy Pascal said she was 'outraged' that an Academy member would try to influence the voting process. '"Zero Dark Thirty" does not advocate torture,' she said on Friday. 'To not include that part of history would have been irresponsible and inaccurate. We fully support Kathryn Bigelow and [screenwriter] Mark Boal and stand behind this extraordinary movie. We are outraged that any responsible member of the Academy would use their voting status in Ampas as a platform to advance their own political agenda.'" THE GUARDIAN

The Brit Awards are in February, and Sarah Tetteh makes the case for why the UK's top music prize is better than America's Grammys. HUFFINGTON POST

Seth MacFarlane praises Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but explains that he expects to be criticized as Oscar host: "'Please give Tina and Amy high marks because they did great,' MacFarlane said. Does the duo’s strong showing increase the pressure on him? MacFarlane seemed unfazed. 'It doesn’t matter how I do, Oscar hosts always get thrashed,' he deadpanned." DEADLINE

Golden Globes ratings reach a six-year high. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Kris Tapley explains why he's rooting for an "Argo" win for Best Picture, even though it's not his favorite film in the race. IN CONTENTION

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