News Nuggets: ‘Homeland’ renewed for a third season

International Documentary Association announces is 2012 nominations. From the press release: “This 28th edition of the world’s most prestigious awards for nonfiction filmmaking takes place on Friday, December 7th at the Director’s Guild in Los Angeles … The five films nominated in IDA’s Feature category are: ‘The Central Park Five,’ Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon’s compelling recounting of the high profile trial and wrongful conviction of five young men in one of New York’s most sensational criminal cases; ‘The Invisible War,’ Kirby Dick’s exposé of the staggering prevalence of rape in the military, and the profound consequences for those who experience it or try to report it; ‘Queen of Versailles,’ Lauren Greenfield’s portrait of a modern day Gilded Age family and inside look at the world inhabited only by the super-rich; ‘Searching for Sugar Man,’ Malik Bendjelloul’s surprising and uplifting story of the power of music and one man’s journey from obscurity; and ‘Women with Cows,’ Peter Gerdehag’s observational study of the intricate and painful relationship between two sisters bound together by the family farm.”

The European Film Academy announces its three documentary nominees for 2012. Press release: “The European Film Academy proudly announces the nominations in the category European Film Academy Documentary 2012. A committee consisting of Nik Powell, director of the NFTS and deputy chairman of the EFA Board (UK), EFA Members Francine Brücher (Switzerland) and Despina Mouzaki (Greece), and the documentary experts Claas Danielsen (Germany), Ally Derks (the Netherlands), and Jacques Laurent (Belgium) has chosen the following three films for a nomination: ‘Hiver Nomade’ (‘Winter Nomads’) … ‘London – The Modern Babylon’ … ‘Le The ou L‘Electricite’ (‘Tea or Electricity’) … The nominated documentary films will be made available to the 2,700 members of the European Film Academy. They will vote for the winner who will be presented at the 25th European Film Awards on 1 December in Malta.”

SAG Awards entry deadline is October 25. Press release: “The deadline for consideration for nomination for this year’s Actors is fast approaching. Submissions for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards must be filed by Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at 5 p.m. (PT). For the first time submissions may submitted only online at The Screen Actors Guild Award — The Actor — is presented for outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television.  Actors may submit their own performances from 2012 for consideration in categories of the actor’s choosing. With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or publicists may also submit performances for consideration in the category designated by the actor.”

2012 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will air on the CW in January. Press release: “The CW Television Network will broadcast ‘The 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards’ live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday, January 10, 2013 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET), it was announced today by Joey Berlin, President of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Thom Sherman, Executive Vice President, Development, The CW. ‘The BFCA is thrilled that our awards show has an exciting new broadcast partner that reaches the same audience that most frequently goes to the movies and will most enjoy our glamorous Hollywood party,’ says Berlin.”

Showtime renews “Homeland” for a third season: “Although it should come as little surprise after winning big at this year’s Emmys and returning to 1.73 million viewers in September, Showtime on Monday announced its third-season renewal of the Fox 21 drama. Hitting a series high Sunday night with 1.75 million viewers, ‘Homeland’s’ original outings are outperforming its freshman run. That season averaged 4.4 million weekly viewers across platforms — DVR, on-demand, encores, streaming — and had the strongest finale for a freshman season (5 million across platforms) in network history.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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