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News Nuggets: Is it time for gender-neutral acting Oscars?

By Daniel Montgomery
By Daniel Montgomery
Jan 25 2013 09:39 am
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Lynn Elber wonders if it's time for the Oscars to stop dividing acting categories by gender: Associated Press

Sasha Stone wonders whether the Weinstein Company can three-peat at the Oscars with another lovable underdog movie: "Silver Linings Playbook." Awards Daily

The Academy made more than $50 million in profit from last year's Oscars: The Wrap

Kris Tapley considers which films in Sundance's lineup are mostly likely to gain Oscar traction next year: "Perhaps the most significant potential players are Roadside Attractions' 'Mud' and the currently distributor-less 'Before Midnight.' The former features a major performance from Matthew McConaughey that could certainly stir Best Actor buzz later in the year (or perhaps add fuel to the fire of his other two upcoming performances in 2013) ... 'Before Midnight,' meanwhile, features a better, more potent script than the Oscar-nominated 'Before Sunset' and is a film met with appreciation across the board here." In Contention

Song of the Year nominee Ed Sheeran will perform at the Grammys with Elton John, plans to redeem his worst-dressed reputation: The Sun

Fellow Grammy nominees The Lumineers, Carrie Underwood, and Jack White will also perform during the Grammys telecast: Hollywood Reporter

Fun. lead singer Nate Ruess has learned to take better care of himself following his band's breakthrough year: "'Really, that's been the big thing,' Ruess said in a phone interview from Detroit last week. '(The year) really put us through the ringer as far as everything is concerned, and we didn't get a lot of sleep, so it was pretty rough. But what was cool is that I quit smoking and I cut back on drinking and I just made sleep a priority — and I think that's what all of us did.'" Associated Press

 
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