News Nuggets: Could Gotye win top VMA and Grammy for ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’

Could Gotye become the second artist to win the top VMA and Grammy for the same song? “‘Somebody That I Used to Know‘ by Gotye featuring Kimbra stands a very good chance of becoming only the second hit to win both the VMA for Music Video of the Year and the Grammy for Record of the Year. The first was Green Day‘s ‘Boulevard Of Broken Dreams.’ We’ll find out in two stages, first on Thursday, when the 29th annual VMAs are presented at Staples Center, and then on Feb. 10, when the 55th annual Grammy Awards are handed out in the same venue. Winning both awards is quite a feat, because the VMAs and Grammys have different sensibilities and audiences. Fans who vote for the VMAs are much more comfortable with hip-hop than Grammy voters are. Grammy voters lean more to adult-oriented pop and rock.” YAHOO! MUSIC CANADA

Is lengthy Oscar speculation a good thing for movies? “Summer movie season is over, but before you can even catch your breath, boom, we find ourselves in the midst of the major fall film festivals: Venice, Telluride and Toronto. These festivals are the launching pad for some of the year’s first serious Academy Award contenders, which might seem ridiculous since the Oscars take place February 24. (That’s more than five months from now.) Nonetheless, from here on out we’re going to be hearing nonstop discussion about what movies and what performances have the inside track for awards. It’s a tiring, silly season. And yet, all in all, I still think it’s pretty terrific.” IFC

Amour” will be Austria’s official Oscar selection for Best Foreign-Language Film: “Austrian trade association FAMA picked the French-language feature to represent the country in the Oscar race. The drama stars veteran French actors Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant as a elderly couple whose love is put to the test when the wife is struck down by a stroke. Isabelle Huppert, who starred in [Michael Haneke]’s ‘The Piano Teacher’ (2001), plays their daughter. Haneke’s last film, the period drama ‘The White Ribbon,’ which also won the Palme d’Or in Cannes, received an Academy Award nomination in 2009. But that film represented Germany at the Oscars, something that angered many in Austria, who had wanted to nominate it themselves.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Will Oscar questions be answered at the Toronto Film Festival? “With apologies to the wonderful festivals held in Cannes, Venice, Telluride and New York, it’s becoming more and more apparent that Oscar season doesn’t officially begin until the first film unspools at the TIFF Bell Lightbox theater. This year, over 200 films will screen at the Toronto Film Festival, with many eyeing Academy Awards. From Ben Affleck‘s ‘Argo‘ to Andy and Lana Wachowski‘s adaptation of ‘Cloud Atlas,’ some of 2012’s biggest Oscar early contenders will screen in Canada over the next week. Which will be ‘The Artist’ of 2012? Ahead, HuffPost Entertainment asks 12 key questions about some of the biggest films screening at TIFF 2012.” HUFFINGTON POST

Rob Corddry talks about competing in Emmy’s short-form category for “Childrens Hospital”: “It was actually a surprise to me. I think I recall Warner Bros. saying something like ‘We’re going to submit you for this,’ but really it wasn’t until the day we were nominated and I found out by a Twitter from a stranger that I realized we were submitted. I always get the e-mail from probably my publicist saying, ‘Do you want to submit yourself for this or this or this?’ And I never do. I don’t know. Maybe it’s stupid. It feels a little weird and self-congratulatory to me. I do, however, sometimes submit some people in my cast. I submitted Megan Mullally one year. This year I submitted Erinn Hayes. And I’m going to submit her again next year, because this season she turns in an Emmy Award-winning performance. It’s incredible.” ZAP2IT

Jimmy Kimmel enlists TV talent for lates Emmy promo: “With less than three weeks to go before the Emmys, ABC is plugging the broadcast with the first promo starring 2012 host Jimmy Kimmel. ‘Ever since they asked me to host the Emmys, my life has gotten so much easier,’ he says, before a parade of television stars are shown helping him around the house. ‘Modern Family‘s’ Rico Rodriguez files the late night host’s tax returns, ‘Glee‘ star Jane Lynch screams something indiscernible while blowing leaves off of his deck and Joe Manganiello, with a partially exposed rear, goes to work on the plumbing under Kimmel’s sink. There’s also Beth Behrs soaking down his car and, perhaps funniest, John Krasinski dressed like an old-time chauffeur and carrying Kimmel to work on his back.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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