It’s four weeks until Halloween, the only night of the year when it really makes sense for evening-dressed reporters to ask, “Who are you wearing?”
— Thanks to presentations like “POV: Enemies of the People” (above), PBS topped all networks with nine wins at Monday’s News and Documentary Emmy Awards, with ABC and CBS each scoring seven.
— The latest from the Oct. 22 Hollywood Awards: Amy Adams to be given the supporting actress honor, Robert De Niro the supporting actor kudo, Dylan Tichenor the editor award and “Argo” the ensemble acting prize.
— “Promised Land” star and co-scribe Matt Damon, “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell and Participant Media founder Jeff Skoll will receive career tributes at IFP’s Gotham Independent Film Awards on Nov. 26.
— The Rome Film Festival will present the Vanity Fair International Award for Cinematic Excellence to Dreamworks’ “Rise of the Guardians,” which is scheduled for a Nov. 21 release. Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher and Hugh Jackman star in the Peter Ramsey-directed pic, written by David Lindsay-Abaire.
— The SAG Awards have been honored for the fourth year in a row with the Environmental Media Association’s Green Seal, “recognizing a production’s outstanding efforts to implement sustainable initiatives and promote environmental awareness.”
— The Feb. 17 Streamy Awards “honoring excellence in original online video programming and those who create it” are taking submissions from fans, with an Oct. 15 deadline. Past winners include Felicia Day, Joss Whedon, William Shatner, Rosario Dawson, Alex Albrecht, Zadi Diaz, Jane Espenson, Neil Patrick Harris, Paul Rudd, Shane Dawson and Ronald D. Moore.
— The 2013 MTV Movie Awards will take place April 14, moving up from June.
— This isn’t particularly awards-related, but I thought this comment from John Mellencamp about the movie “Jack & Diane” was noteworthy.
“You don’t hear my song in the film and I played no part in suggesting or offering this title,” Mellencamp said. “It’s most apparent that the lead characters were named with the hope that the familiar title might resonate in some people’s minds. I guess that’s OK to do, strictly from a legal perspective, but riding on someone else’s coattails and having a moral compass is left up to each individual.”