The calendar says 24 … which gives newly named Oscars set designer Derek McLane four months to design his first Oscar

By the way, that's not him above.  That's Jack Huston — Richard Harrow of "Boardwalk Empire" — whom I barely recognized in the screening of David Chase's "Not Fade Away" I saw earlier this month. But at least it prepared me to spot Huston in this Guinness ad the other night. I decided that would be my lead photo today.

Without further ado, here's McLane:


Now, on to new business.

Highlights from Monday's Hollywood Awards were captured by Sammi Wong for Variety. Sample: As "Django Unchained" screenplay winner Quentin Tarantino explained,
"It's strange to get an award when you're still in the editing room for
the movie."

– "Stand Up Guys," featuring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin as
retired gangsters, will get a one-week Oscar qualifying run starting Dec. 14, reports Andrew Stewart of Variety.

Nominations for the sixth annual Cinema Eye Honors for
Nonfiction Filmmaking will be announced Nov. 2 at an AFI Fest reception at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the first time that the two orgs have partnered for the reveal.

 – If "Argo" nabs a best picture Oscar nom, George Clooney (a producer on the film) could become the first individual to score noms in six separate categories, notes Guy Lodge for In Contention.

– Ellen DeGeneres received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Monday at the Kennedy Center — which will air on PBS. "I'm happy to be part of your farewell season," she joked. 

– LACMA's Stanley Kubrick exhibition — noted earlier today — was profiled by Steve Chagollan for Variety.

The TV Academy will present a panel, "The Choreographers: Yesterday, Today& Tomorrow," at 7:30 p.m.  Nov. 1. Paula Abdul and Kenny Ortega will host. There will be a live webcast at

– AMPAS named the five winners of Nicholl screenwriting fellowships.

– Voting for nominees for the People's Choice Awards, airing on CBS on Jan. 9, has begun.

– "Holy Motors" won best film honors at the Chicago International Film Festival

–  John Goodman and Stan Lee will be among the honorees at the 15th annual
Savannah Film Festival, beginning Saturday.

– The Entertainment Industries Council announced the honorees for its Nov. 15 S.E.T. awards, for projects bringing attention to the fields of science, engineering and technology.

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