News Nuggets: Creative Arts Emmys return to Reelz Channel

Creative Arts Emmy Awards will return to Reelz in 2012: “For the second year in a row, Reelz Channel will serve as the home to the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Longtime producer Spike Jones Jr. will mark his 18th year as producer of the annual ceremony, which will be taped Saturday, Sept. 15 and broadcast as a two-hour edited special the following week on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ‘We’re thrilled to partner with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a second consecutive year as the home for the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards,’ Reelz Channel CEO Stan E. Hubbard said in a statement announcing the news Monday.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

New play “4000 Miles” wins at the Obie Awards: “Amy Herzog’s critically acclaimed play ‘4000 Miles,’ about a young man reconnecting with his grandmother as he is reeling from personal losses, won the Obie award for best new American play on Monday night at an awards ceremony honoring Off Broadway theater. The lead actors in ‘4000 Miles,’ Gabriel Ebert and Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson (‘Grey Gardens’), also received Obies, which have been presented by The Village Voice for the last 57 years. Other performance Obies went to Cherise Boothe (‘Milk Like Sugar’), Steven Boyer (‘Hand to God’), the acting ensemble for ‘Sweet and Sad,’ Jim Fletcher (sustained excellence, including ‘Gatz’), Santino Fontana (‘Sons of the Prophet’), Linda Lavin (‘The Lyons‘), and Susan Pourfar (‘Tribes’).” NEW YORK TIMES

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan accept Peabody Awards: “It may not have quite the gravitas of the Academy Awards, or even the Golden Globes. But Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan looked thrilled to be accepting their Peabody Award. The husband and wife duo attended the 71st annual ceremony in New York today, where they were honoured with their efforts as executive producers of HBO documentary ‘Earth Made of Glass.’ Their insightful film, released in April 2010, sheds light on the tragic 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The project, released through their production company 33&Out, also received a nomination for Best Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture at last year’s Producers Guild Awards.” DAILY MAIL

Original director’s cut of Oscar-winning short “The Shore” recovered: “DriveSavers Data Recovery, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, announced today that it has successfully recovered Academy Award winning film, ‘The Shore’ … Shot completely in digital format, the producers stored all the various versions of the film on a MacBook Pro laptop computer that was configured for automatic backups. At some point the MacBook refused to boot up for some unknown reason. When the files were finally restored, it was discovered that the critical Director’s Cut version of the film was missing.” WALL STREET JOURNAL

Handicapping the BAFTA TV Awards: “We now have the full list of nominations for this year’s TV Baftas, which take place at the Royal Festival Hall on May 27 2012 (and televised at 8pm on BBC2 the same night). A shuffling of drama categories has clarified elgibility while also creating controversy (‘Sherlock‘ is now a mini series rather than drama series, thus missing out), but the competition is as fierce as ever. This year, Time Out TV Editor Gabriel Tate puts his neck on the line to predict who will take home the awards. We’ve also paid tribute to a few deserving unfortunates who have been overlooked.” TIME OUT LONDON

Teenager wins BAFTA Award: “A Sutton teenager has been awarded the title of Young Film Critic of the Year, in a ceremony held at the home of the BAFTAs in Piccadilly. James Kyne, 15, was recognised as a budding film hack by judges, who described his competition entry as: ‘A well judged review that is maturely expressed and eminently readable.’ James, who attends Wilson’s School, was awarded first place in his age group category for his humourous review of last year’s film sequel, ‘Johnny English Reborn.'” SURREY COMET

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