News Nuggets: Is Woody Allen snubbing Golden Globes & DeMille Award?

Nellie Andreeva offers an exclusive that Woody Allen will not be accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the next Golden Globe ceremony. She says, “Getting Allen to go to the Globes would’ve been an incredible coup as he is notorious about ignoring trophy shows” despite three Oscar wins in 23 nominations and two Globe victories in 13 nods. She adds, “It is unclear how NBC and the producers will handle Allen’s absence” since it is incredibly rare for the DeMille recipient to not attend. Deadline.

Steve Pond reports that Scarlett Johansson is ineligible at the Golden Globes for her voiceover role in the new Spike Jonze film “Her.” A source with the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. confirms that voice-only performances are not eligible for any acting awards. She will be able to contend at the upcoming Oscars and SAG Awards. The Wrap.

Anne Thompson analyzes the Independent Spirit Awards nominees, providing a forecast of how this helps or hurts their Oscar chances. She believes the big boosts might be for “12 Years a Slave,” “All is Lost,” and “Nebraska.” Although “Inside Llewyn Davis” did well, it couldn’t land bids for directors Joel and Ethan Coen or supporting star John Goodman. “Dallas Buyers Club” got in for actors Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto but nothing else. Thompson on Hollywood.

In a new interview, “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan reveals more secrets about the recently-concluded final season. He clears up some confusion by saying that Walt (Bryan Cranston) “definitely went there to kill Jesse along with everybody else.” He also concludes that Jesse (Aaron Paul) was eventually found and was “still going to be on the hook for the murder of two federal agents.” Grantland.

Opening for Thanksgiving, Disney’s next animated feature “Frozen” is expected to be a hit throughout the Holiday season. But it may not be the winner for its first week. The film is expected to bring in $70 million over the five-day period, but “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” should reign again with $85 million. Variety.

MSNBC drops Alec Baldwin as their host of “Up Late” on Fridays. The network officially qualifies the split as “mutual,” but it all comes in the days following anti-gay slurs he hurled at a paparazzo. The show debuted in early October to a viewership of 654,000. The final episode had fallen to 395,000 viewers. TV Line.

The Producers Guild of America announces their five documentary feature nominees: “A Place at the Table,” “Far Out Isn’t Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story,” “Life According to Sam,” “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks,” and “Which Way is the Front Line From Here?”. Th winner will be announced at the PGA Awards on January 19. L.A. Times.

With the release of “Frozen” this week, a special photo gallery looks back at the 20 best wintry movies in cinema history. The list includes “Fargo,” “Groundhog Day,” “Grumpy Old Men,” “Misery,” and “The Shining.” Hollywood Reporter.

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