Been too long since the last update …
— Sasha Stone of Awards Daily has an justifiably sympathetic yet scolding reaction to Joaquin Phoenix’s anti-awards comments in Interview.
— In what should serve as a kickoff to a supporting actor campaign for “Silver Linings Playbook” co-star Robert De Niro, the actor will receive the Kirk Douglas Award for excellence in film from the Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival at a Dec. 8 fundraiser.
— The American Film Market will screen 76 world premieres during its Oct. 31-Nov. 7 run.
— The AFI Fest will offer a dozen official foreign-language Oscar candidates in its program.
— The 2013 Olivier awards, London’s annual theater ceremony, will take place April 28 at the Royal Opera
House. Nominees will be announced March 26.
— “The Details,” starring Elizabeth Banks, Tobey Maguire, Laura Linney, Ray Liotta and Kerry Washingto, is available now on VOD in advance of its Nov. 2 release in theaters.
— Steven Spielberg will discuss his career and “Lincoln” with Lesley Stahl on Sunday’s “60 Minutes.”
— Michael B. Seligman has been named supervising producer of the upcoming
Academy Awards, working alongside exec producers Craig Zadan and Neil
Meron. Seligman has been involved with the Oscars in some aspect for
36 years, earning a shared Emmy nomination each of the past four years.
— Sarah Polley’s well-received doc “Stories We Tell” is being held for 2013 in the U.S. and will enter that year’s Oscar race, writes Guy Lodge for In Contention.
— “Homeland” will receive the 2012 Sidney Lumet Award for Integrity in Entertainment from Human Rights First at the org’s Oct 24 event.
— After a long drought for the achievement, Daniel Day-Lewis could follow Meryl Streep in becoming the first three-time lead acting Oscar-winner since Jack Nicholson and Katharine Hepburn, notes Robert Pius of Gold Derby.
— “Restless,” a two-part original miniseries depicting “the thrilling story
of a daughter who discovers that her mother was recruited as a spy during World
War II,” with Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery, Michael Gambon and Charlotte Rampling, will air on Sundance Channel on Dec. 7 and 14.
— The People’s Choice Awards have licensed their format to India, the first venture outside North America in the kudos’ 37-year history.