News Nuggets: Live 'Sound of Music' starring Carrie Underwood 'emotionally flat'

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entertainment news nuggetsNBC's live "The Sound of Music" starring Carrie Underwood Thursday night airs with a few glitches, including the orchestra overplaying the singers, sound errors, and a few line goofs. Columnist Lisa De Moraes also says, "as an actress, "American Idol" alum Underwood is an enormously talented singer." Stephen Moyer deserved the Medal of Freedom "for his valor during that garden love scene." Audra McDonald's version of "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" was "the emotional high point of an otherwise emotionally flat show." Deadline.

entertainment news nuggetsAnne Thompson contends that all five Best Actress Oscar slots are locked up by Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Judi Dench ("Philomena"), Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County"), and Emma Thompson ("Saving Mr. Banks"). She also says there are eight other must-see performances voters should watch: Brie Larson ("Short Term 12"), Adele Exarchopoulos ("Blue is the Warmest Color"), Amy Adams ("American Hustle"), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Enough Said"), Berenice Bejo ("The Past"), Julie Delpy ("Before Midnight"), Paulina Garcia ("Gloria"), and Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"). Thompson on Hollywood.

entertainment news nuggetsRap star Drake pulls out of the Grammy nominations event at the last minute due to a scheduling conflict. The CBS show Friday night will still feature performances from Lorde, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Robin Thicke, and Keith Urban. Toronto Sun.

entertainment news nuggetsA special video package looks back at the men who have portrayed South African leader Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday. The montage includes Idris Elba, Morgan Freeman, David Harewood, Dennis Haysbert, Terrence Howard, and Sidney Poitier. Entertainment Weekly.

entertainment news nuggetsGerard Kennedy gives his rundown on the Oscar race for Best Costume Design. He believes "12 Years a Slave" (Patricia Norris), "The Great Gatsby" (Catherine Martin), "The Invisible Woman" (Michael O'Connor), "American Hustle" (Michael Wilkinson), "Saving Mr. Banks" (Daniel Orlandi), "Inside Llewyn Davis" (Mary Zophres), and "The Butler" (Ruth E. Carter) could be the top contenders. Hitfix.

entertainment news nuggetsDirector Martin Scorsese will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild Awards on February 8. He will be celebrated for his films as well as for founding the Film Foundation and World Cinema Project. Previous recipients have included Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, John Lasseter, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg. Variety.

entertainment news nuggetsThe top 10 films of 2013 according to Rolling Stone's Peter Travers (in order): "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity," "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Before Midnight," "Her," "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Nebraska," "Blue Jasmine," and "Inside Llewyn Davis." Awards Daily.

entertainment news nuggetsEntertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman agrees with "12 Years a Slave" as the best film of the year. The other nine favorites (in order): "American Hustle," "Before Midnight," "Fruitvale Station," "Gravity," "Blue Jasmine," "The Past," "World War Z," "Prisoners," and "Inside Llewyn Davis." Awards Daily.

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