News Nuggets: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Big Bang’ nominated at Monte Carlo TV Fest

The Motion Picture Academy celebrates the 65th anniversary of “Gentleman’s Agreement”: “The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as part of its “Monday Nights with Oscar,” series will celebrate the 65th anniversary of ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ with a screening on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. The event will feature special guest Celeste Holm, who earned an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in her first dramatic screen role.” BROADWAY WORLD

Roger Ebert looks forward to the upcoming Sight & Sound list of the best films of all time: “Why do I value this poll more than others? It has sentimental value. The first time I saw it in the magazine, I was much impressed by the names of the voters, and felt a thrill to think that I might someday be invited to join their numbers … Now it is time for me to commence this ten-yearly ritual, and decide on my list for 2012. To tell the truth, I think my 2002 list holds up pretty well, and I’m tempted to just send it in again. But what other titles might deserve a place?” ROGER EBERT’S JOURNAL

Find out how Jennifer Lawrence reacted to her Oscar nomination last year for “Winter’s Bone”: “Behind every smoldering, smoky-eyed, GIF-able hottie, there’s a pajama-wearing little girl waiting to be nominated for an Academy Award. It’s been well over a year since Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for Best Actress at the 2011 Oscars, but a photo of her reaction on the morning of the announcement has been circulating around the social networks, and it’s friggin’ adorable.” EW.COM

Did Emma Thompson and Holly Hunter‘s double Oscar nods in 1993 reflect a lack of female roles? “… Thompson was nominated for two Oscars: as Best Actress for James Ivory‘s social/psychological drama ‘The Remains of the Day’ and as Best Supporting Actress for Jim Sheridan‘s family melodrama/political & prison drama ‘In the Name of the Father.’ That same year, Holly Hunter was another double nominee — the first (and to date only) time two performers have been in the running in two acting categories in the same year … Some have claimed that these double-double nominations means that women were truly having a hard time finding roles in movies in the early ’90s. After all, why else would Academy members nominate the same two actresses in two different acting categories?” ALT FILM GUIDE

Game of Thrones” and “The Big Bang Theory” are among the US shows nominated in Monte Carlo: “U.S. series nominees at the 52nd Monte Carlo Television Festival in the drama category are ‘Boardwalk Empire‘ (HBO), ‘Game of Thrones’ (HBO) and ‘The Good Wife‘ (CBS Studios International). Comedy series nominees are ‘30 Rock‘ (NBC Universal), ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (CBS Studios International) and ‘Modern Family‘ (Twentieth Century Fox in association with Levitan Lloyd Productions). Selected by the Producers Guild of America, the U.S. nominees compete with series from around the world. Winners selected by an international jury will be announced at fest’s Golden Nymph Award ceremony on June 14, 2012.” DEADLINE

Nicole Kidman in talks to play Grace Kelly: “Variety first broke the news Thursday, reporting that Kidman is in talks with director Olivier Dahan and producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam to star in ‘Grace of Monaco.’ The film, which is written by Arash Amel, is being independently financed by Le Pogam, who is spending $15 million to make it … Dahan is best known for directing ‘La vie en rose,’ a biopic on the life of singer Edith Piaf. Marion Cotillard won the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Piaf.” CELEBRITY CAFE

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