News Nuggets: Grammy nod for ‘Journey’ is a milestone for video games

Daytime Emmy winning producer Paul Rauch dies at age 78: “Daytime Emmy winner Paul Rauch, executive producer of daytime dramas ‘Another World,’ ‘Santa Barbara,’ ‘One Life to Live,’ ‘Guiding Light’ and ‘The Young and the Restless,’ died Sunday. He was 78, and reports of his death on websites devoted to soap operas described him as legendary. Rauch won two Daytime Emmys, sharing one for ‘Another World’ in 1976 and another for outstanding children’s special for ‘Run the Wild Fields’ in 2001. He was nominated for a total of eight Daytime Emmys, most recently in 2011 for ‘The Young and the Restless.'” VARIETY

104 scores eligible for Oscar consideration: “The list includes Jonny Greenwood (‘The Master‘), whose efforts in a previous Paul Thomas Anderson film, ‘There Will Be Blood,’ were disallowed per Academy rules. ‘To be eligible, the original score must be a substantial body of music that serves as original dramatic underscoring, and must be written specifically for the motion picture by the submitting composer,’ the film academy notes. ‘Scores diluted by the use of tracked themes or other preexisting music, diminished in impact by the predominant use of songs, or assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible.'” VARIETY

Amy Adams to receive the Cinema Vanguard Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. From the press release: “She will be honored for her exceptional performance in this year’s ‘The Master’ with a tribute at the 28th edition of the Festival, which runs January 24 – February 3, 2013, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. Adams, a three-time Academy Award nominee and just awarded Best Supporting Actress by the L.A. Film Critics Association, portrayed Peggy Dodd, the steely and educated wife to a charismatic spiritual leader set in the 1950s in ‘The Master.'”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, and Donna Summer. Press release: “Scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2013, the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. This marks the first time since 1993 that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on the West Coast. The ceremony will again be open to the public, as it was in 2009 and 2012 in Cleveland. Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said, ‘We are thrilled to announce this year’s class of inductees, which again represents the broad, compelling and significant definition of rock and roll.’ The induction ceremony will broadcast on HBO on Saturday, May 18 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).”

Grammy nomination for the score to “Journey” is a milestone for video games: “For the first time in the 55-year history of the Grammy Awards, a videogame soundtrack has been nominated. The honor goes to Austin Wintory, composer of the score for the mesmerizing PlayStation 3 game ‘Journey,’ published earlier this year. The 28-year-old Denver native’s work has been nominated in the Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media, pitting Wintory against a who’s-who of film composers Howard Shore (‘Hugo‘), Hans Zimmer (‘The Dark Knight Rises‘) and John Williams (‘Tintin’). ‘To be nominated alongside John Williams,’ Wintory said to Wired, ‘is a lifelong dream that I genuinely thought would never happen.’ Wintory’s music has been featured in many independent films and games, but Journey has been his highest-profile work thus far.” WIRED

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