News Nuggets: Calle 13 sweeps the Latin Grammys

AFI Fest 2011 announces Audience and Jury Award-winning films: “‘It has been eight fantastic days of screenings here in Los Angeles with over 150 filmmakers from around the world attending to present their works,’ said Lane Kneedler, Associate Director of Programming for AFI FEST presented by Audi. ‘What a wonderful way to end AFI FEST’s 25th Edition by acknowledging the films our distinguished juries and esteemed audiences have bestowed on these talented filmmakers.'” AFI

Eddie Murphy should emerge unscathed from this year’s recent Oscar controversy: “… one veteran executive says Murphy won’t be dinged by Hollywood for the decision [to drop out as Oscar host] (‘He was being loyal to Brett — period’), nor is he likely to suffer any significant consequences for his career going forward: ‘Eddie has worked pretty regularly for years, so I see no impact. He was terrific in “Tower Heist,” but he’s not hungry like he was in his youth. A lost opportunity for him to rekindle those glory days? I just don’t think that holds water because the Oscars are still a network show, so it was not like we were going to get Eddie unleashed.'” EW.COM

Calle 13 sweeps the Latin Grammys: “Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Calle 13 were the big winners at last night’s Latin Grammys ceremony, winning nine awards out of 10 nominations, a record for the awards show. The band’s eclectic style was a major boon for them, allowing the duo to win in diverse categories such as Urban, Tropical and Alternative along with more generalized categories like Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.” ROLLING STONE

Edie Falco and Oliver Platt will host the Gotham Awards: “‘We are honored that Oliver and Edie will be co-hosting the Gotham Awards this year,’ said Joana Vicente, executive director of the Independent Filmmaker Project, which produces the event. ‘They are both highly regarded actors who have played vital roles in enriching the world of independent film and embody the essence of what the Gotham Awards are all about.'” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Kathryn Bigelow‘s Bin Laden film adds Jason Clarke: “Also being discussed for roles are Tom Hardy (who also stars [with Clarke] in [‘The Wettest County in the World‘]), Jennifer Ehle (‘Contagion‘), Guy Pearce (who starred in Bigelow’s ‘The Hurt Locker’), Idris Elba, Rooney Mara (upcoming ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’) and Nina Arianda (‘Midnight in Paris‘). The plan is to start production early next year, so availability could be an issue for some of the actors. Mark Boal wrote the script and is producing with Ellison and Greg Shapiro.” DEADLINE

Hollywood Post Alliance Awards honor “Mad Men” and “The Help“: “‘The Help,’ ‘The Social Network,’ ‘The Green Lantern’ and ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ were all winners Thursday night as the Hollywood Post Alliance held its sixth annual HPA Awards at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA, the post-production community’s professional organization, also presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Cyril Drabinsky, president and CEO of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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