News Nuggets: Netflix original series ‘Lilyhammer’ is eligible for Emmys

Original Netflix content will be eligible for Emmys: “The first Netflix series, ‘Lilyhammer,’ is eligible for the Emmys, according to John Leverence, Emmys senior vice president of awards. The Emmys made broadband programming eligible in 2006. Shows must have a certain duration to avoid being entered as a short, and they must have at least six episodes. ‘Lilyhammer’ is eligible on both counts, and ‘House of Cards’ will be, too.” STAR TRIBUNE

Radio special announced for the ACM Awards: “Dial Global Radio Networks has announced a radio special for the ACM (Academy of Country Music) Awards, celebrating this year’s nominees. The ‘ACM Nomination Special’ will be hosted by Broken Bow Records (BBR) artist Jason Aldean, and it will air March 24th or March 25th. Some of the artists featured on the special include Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Faith Hill and many more.” ALL ACCESS MUSIC GROUP

Tehran ceremony honoring Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi (“A Separation“) cancelled: “The Centre for Directors and the Supreme Council for Iranian Filmmakers issued a joint statement to Farhadi saying ‘we were planning a simple and sincere ceremony for you to honour your great achievement for Iranian cinema, but we cannot hold it,’ according to the ISNA news agency. The two bodies said officials scrapped the event but did not say why. The ministry of culture and Islamic guidance told ISNA it had no information about the ceremony.” AFP

Five more performers added to the ACM Awards: “Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and Chris Young have been announced as performers for the ACM Awards on April 1. All five artists are nominated this year.” CMT

Showtime sets 2012 return dates for “Dexter” and “Homeland“: “As it hinted following ‘Dexter’ and ‘Homeland‘s’ successful pairing last fall, Showtime is keeping the two dramas together for another cycle. The pay cable network has set September 30 as a premiere date for ‘Dexter‘s’ seventh season and ‘Homeland‘s’ second. The two series will again air at 9 PM (‘Dexter’) and 10 PM (‘Homeland’) on Sundays.” DEADLINE

Broadway Jr. founder Freddie Gershon, Arthur Siccardi Theatrical Serivces production supervisor Artie Siccardi, and the Theater Development Fund’s Open Doors program will receive Tony Honors: “The Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre were established in 1990 and are awarded annually to institutions, individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre, but are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories.”

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