— I overreached last spring in suggesting that Jane Fonda might have a nomination possibility for this year’s Oscars (thanks to “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding”), but at least I was right in saying that, three decades after her father won a lead actor prize for “On Golden Pond,” the time was right for her to appear. Fonda joins Jennifer Garner, Kristen
Stewart and Kerry Washington as the latest to sign on to present at this year’s ceremony.
— Another awards ceremony has moved earlier on the 2014 calendar: the Producers Guild Awards.
— Framework looks back 45 years at the 1968 Oscar ceremony, delayed two nights because of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. “In the Heat of the Night” won best picture that year.
— “Argo” has earned Warner Bros. Entertainment the 2013 Made in Hollywood award for spending an estimated $31 million on production in the city, writes Dave McNary of Variety.
— On the same topic, the documentary “‘Argo’: Inside Story,” narrated by Bryan Cranston, will air at 10 p.m. Saturday and 12 noon Sunday on Discovery Channel. The project offers an inside look at the story behind the “Argo” story.
— Iran is protesting the Berlin Film Festival screenplay honor that went to dissident helmer Jafar Panahi for “Closed Curtain,” reports Nick Vivarelli for Variety. Iran also boycotted this year’s Oscar foreign-film race, a year after “A Separation” gave the country its first win in the category.
–Cicely Tyson will receive the Legacy Award from the African-American Film Critics Association
at a luncheon Friday in Marina Del Rey. Also being honored at the event are film studio Screen Gems, the Pan African Film Festival and Will
Packer and Rob Hardy of Rainforest Films.