Nuggets: Sex in Toronto; Stephen Fry to host BAFTAs

Frazier Moore wonders if stars Jon Hamm, Hugh Laurie, and Steve Carell will join the ranks of perpetual Emmy bridesmaids: “Mind you, there’s no disgrace in a series star being stuck with a bridesmaid streak. Among actor nominees, the beloved Angela Lansbury wears the crown as all-time Emmy loser. She was rebuffed a dozen times for ‘Murder, She Wrote’ and has lodged six more losses for other nominated TV performances.” ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mark Harris launches a Save-a-Seat campaign for four worthy Best Actor contenders, including Paul Giamatti in “Win Win“: “As the flawed but decent wrestling coach and small-town lawyer in Thomas McCarthy’s excellent ‘Win Win,’ he makes the most of a too-rare chance to play an ordinary-guy leading role. The part might not be flashy, but neither was Richard Jenkins’ nominated role in McCarthy’s ‘The Visitor.’ Sometimes the actors’ branch just appreciates the opportunity to watch a hard-working pro get a chance to do his thing impeccably.” GRANTLAND

Emmy-winning “All My Children” star Mary Fickett has died: “Mary Fickett — best known for playing Nurse Ruth Martin on ‘All My Children’ — has died. Born in New York, the actress won an Emmy in 1972 for her work on the ABC drama. She was one of the sudser’s original cast members.” EW.COM

Steve Pond notices a trend of frank sexuality at the Toronto Film Festival: “Then came William Friedkin‘s brutal, twisted and intermittently hilarious rural noir ‘Killer Joe,’ in which Emile Hirsch‘s stepmother, played by Gina Gershon, opens the door to their trailer clad only in a short t-shirt. Then ‘Alps,’ from Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, who was responsible for the Oscar-nominated ‘Dogtooth,’ and whose new film is as weird and transgressive as that earlier film, and more sexually explicit to boot.” THE WRAP

New names have been added to the list of presenters for this weekend’s Primetime Emmy telecast: “Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Melissa McCarthy along with Don Cheadle, Kaley Cuoco, Rob Lowe, Lea Michele and Ian Somerhalder are additional presenters announced for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.  The telecast will air live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 18th, (8:00 PM EDT live / 5:00 PM PDT live) on FOX.”

Adam Green interviews two-time Oscar-nominee Michelle Williams about “My Week with Marilyn“: “On-screen, Williams often exudes a bruised, wary fragility, whether as a betrayed wife in ‘Brokeback Mountain’ or a young mother watching her marriage crumble in ‘Blue Valentine.’ Here, though one can still detect a faint undercurrent of melancholy, she is bright and animated, quick to laugh.” VOGUE

Stephen Fry will host the next BAFTA Awards: “Amanda Berry, CEO of BAFTA, says, ‘I am absolutely thrilled to welcome Stephen back to host the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2012. Since he stepped down from hosting in 2006, Stephen has continued to build an enviable broadcast repertoire, making a string of BAFTA-nominated documentaries and entertainment programmes as well as lending his voice to BAFTA-winning video games, and we will be seeing him shortly in upcoming films ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ and ‘The Hobbit.”” BAFTA.ORG

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