News Nuggets: The key to picking a winning Emmy submission

How to pick a winning Emmy submission: “Most contenders and advisors are well aware of near-winners who might have taken home a prize with a better approach — like ‘Roseanne’ also-ran John Goodman, and, most famously, Susan Lucci, who lost 18 times before finally landing a Daytime Emmy. ‘You have to exert shrewdness and sometimes deviousness,’ said Tom O’Neil, founder of the awards-tracking website Gold Derby. ‘It’s shocking to me how many contenders are ignorant of the process and don’t think through their submissions.'” THE WRAP

Richard Curtis discusses Oscar’s comedy bias: “Curtis told The Daily Telegraph: ‘There is prejudice against comedy movies… which is why they don’t get Oscars and things like that.’ The ‘Blackadder’ co-creator has in fact notched up several award nominations for his films, including the Audience Award For Most Popular Film for Notting Hill at the 2000 Baftas. But it seems he has his heart set on an Academy Award. He added: ‘They just don’t win these awards. “Bridesmaids,” I think, got nominated for a screen award, but, no. Woody Allen only started getting nominated for Oscars when he got slightly less funny.'” UK PRESS ASSOCIATION

Beyonce wins a journalism award: “In the lead up to the release of her fantastic album ‘4,’ Beyonce was all about spreading the word about how awesome it was to take several months off … The break turned into a spiritual journey and ‘creative reawakening’ for the ‘Love on Top’ singer, which she cataloged for her ‘Year of 4’ documentary and put in writing in an Essence magazine article, titled ‘Eat, Play, Love.’ Now, her July 2011 Essence cover story has won the star a prestigious New York Association of Black Journalists prize, which will be awarded at a May 15 gala. ‘She’s a real writer,’ Essence entertainment director Cori Murray told The New York Daily News. ‘We had to edit her, but everyone gets edited except Toni Morrison.'” MTV

Oscar-winning silent film “Wings” returns to the big screen: “‘Wings,’ the only silent film to have won best picture before ‘The Artist‘s’ triumph this February, has been fully restored ahead of a limited release. The 1927 black and white war film, starring Clara Bow, was given a PG-13 rating. Directed by William A Wellman, it won two Oscars at the 1929 ceremony, including best film and best effects … The film was remastered and re-released by Paramount, as part of the studio’s 100th anniversary this year.” BBC

James Corden poses for his official Tony-nominee portrait: “James Corden is likely to have been pinching himself as he posed for his official Tony Awards nominee portrait yesterday in New York. The actor is currently the toast of Broadway following his nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his role in ‘One Man, Two Guvnors.’ The 33-year-old has won rave reviews and a host of new fans Stateside during the play’s stint in Manhattan. James stood out at yesterday’s Tony Awards press day in a pale blue suit as he posed for the portrait. Also in attendance at the reception were fellow nominees including Cynthia Nixon, Kelli O’Hara, Josh Young and Laura Osnes.” DAILY MAIL

General Hospital” star Haley Pulos talks about her show narrowly escaping cancellation and the possibility of an Emmy nomination: SNAKKLE

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