The Grammys set the date for their 2013 awards. From the press release: “Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, returns to Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Additionally, the Grammy Nominatons Concert Live! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest night, which officially kicks off Grammy season by revealing nominations in several categories and featuring unique performances with past Grammy winners and/or nominees, will air live on CBS Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. The eligibility year for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards is Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012.”
Hollywood Reporter accused of lacking diversity in its drama actress roundtable: “Few would argue that these actresses don’t deserve to be featured on the cover (who doesn’t love Claire Danes’ explosive performance in ‘Homeland‘ or January Jones’ understated performance on ‘Mad Men‘?), but many will wonder why there isn’t more diversity (or any diversity for that matter) on this cover. While there aren’t many minority actresses currently starring in dramatic series, and recent TV seasons have seen a noticeable lack of diversity on camera, the question of diversity on television has been a hot topic of late, particularly with respect to the HBO series, ‘Girls,’ which professes to reflect the lives of young adults in Brooklyn, New York — which is over 30 percent black — and yet does not feature any black actors in a leading role.” HUFFINGTON POST
What shows this year could represent rare, gratifying upsets at the Emmys? “If you’re keeping track of these upsets, well, there’s not much to keep track of. These main series categories represent a very exclusive party, and Emmy voters are inclined to stick with the usual suspects or, at best, attempt to make up for past oversights. That could very well change in 2012. The key is volume. If there are enough truly great dramas and comedies — and this year, there are — the odds of some fresh shows breaking through increase. In fact, it’s almost as if Emmy voters are in a can’t-lose situation (this is where the cynical among you break into a roaring laugh). Here then are the shows that, if nominated against the expected group, would be real upsets.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Robert Pattinson is out, Charlie Sheen is in at the MTV Movie Awards: “Where in the world will Robert Pattinson be on Sunday? Not at the MTV Movie Awards! What?! While his girlfriend Kristen Stewart will be on hand to present with her ‘Snow White and the Huntsman‘ costar Chris Hemsworth, I’m told Mr. Pattinson will be MIA this year. Who will be making a surprise appearance? Charlie Sheen! In a nod to his past party-boy image, Sheen will introduce a tribute to—what else?—party flicks. ‘Even though Charlie has cleaned up his act, he still has a sense of humor about his out-of-control days,’ a show source exclusively tells E! News.” E!
Scarlett Johansson and Chris Pine in talks to star in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” on Broadway: “Ms. Johansson, who won a Tony Award for featured actress in 2010 playing the sheltered niece in ‘A View From the Bridge,’ has said publicly that she is negotiating a return to Broadway as Maggie in Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play from 1955 about the disintegration of a wealthy Southern family. [Jeremy Renner], who is one of her co-stars in the recent film ‘The Avengers,’ has been mentioned by Hollywood media outlets as a possible Brick. But the theater executives with knowledge of the project – who spoke on condition of anonymity because casting is confidential – said that Mr. Pine was now a leading contender to play Brick and that no final decisions on the role had been made.” NEW YORK TIMES
The Golden Trailer Awards honor the best in movie promos: “Thursday, the usually unseen editors who create those trailers will be honored at the Golden Trailer Awards in Los Angeles. Now in its 13th year, the awards are the brainchild of two sisters who decided over a decade ago that it was time to elevate and recognize the promotion of movies for the art form that it is. ‘We discovered that these guys who create our favorite part of the movie were anonymous,’ said Evelyn Brady Walters, executive director of the Golden Trailers. ‘There was no recognition. So we spoke with Stephen Woolley – the producer of “The Crying Game,” and we spoke with producer Harvey Weinstein and we told them what we were thinking and they came on board.’ That first year Quentin Tarantino joined Woolley on the judging panel, and the rest, as the cliche goes, is history.” NBC CHICAGO