News Nuggets: ‘Annie’ star Katie Finneran will compete in featured race at Tonys

Tony Awards Administration Committee that Katie Finneran will compete as a featured actress for playing Miss Hannigan in “Annie,” even though the role won Dorothy Loudon a 1977 Tony in the lead category. New York Times

A close-up look at Oscar’s Live-Action Short nominees. Entertainment Weekly

Shawn Christensen — writer, director, and star of the live-action short “Curfew” — discusses the film and his Oscar nomination with IndieWire.

-ADDPREDICTION:85:27:Click to predict Live-Action Short:ADDPREDICTION-

Are the Grammys more prestigious than fan-voted awards? Zac Brown Band‘s Clay Cook explains why he’s partial to the former. The Boot

Stephen Galloway considers who will win a two-way Oscar race for Best Director with Ben Affleck not in the running. Hollywood Reporter

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Andy Samberg has the right to bear legs in a promo for the Spirit Awards, which he hosts on February 23. IFC

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