The nominees have just been announced and for the second year in a row Lea is nominated:
2. Best Actress in a TV series, comedy
Toni Collette, Unites STaes of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Bic C
Lea Michele, Glee
You can see the fulll list here. Glee, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison and Chirs Colfer are nominated too. Congratulations!!!
Adding its stamp of approval to such critical favorites as The Social Network and Toy Story 3, the American Film Institute released its annual list of the 10 best movies of the year and 10 best TV programs on Sunday.
The 10 films, selected by the AFI jury, are: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, The Social Network, The Town, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter’s Bone.
While the AFI traditionally considers only narrative features that have “significant creative and/or production elements from the United States,” this year it also issued special awards to the British dramaThe Kings Speech and the documentary Waiting for Superman.
“As AFI Awards entered its second decade of documenting excellence across the century, it became clear from the scholars, critics and artists who come together for the American Film Institute that acknowledging outstanding work outside the traditional AFI criteria would provide greater context to our goal of recording a true history of the art form,” Bob Gazzale, AFI president and CEO, said. “This year and moving forward, in addition to honoring American storytelling in the narrative format, the juries may name Special Awards and it is AFI’s honor to shine a proper light on these artists and their achievements.”
The AFI TV programs of the year are: The Big C, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Glee, Mad Men, Modern Family, The Pacific, Temple Grandin, 30 Rock and The Walking Dead.
The AFI will honor the creative ensembles for each of the films and TV shows at a luncheon sponsored by Hewlett-Packard on Jan. 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.
This year’s motion picture jury was chaired by producer Tom Pollock, a member of the AFI board of trustees, and consisted of Jeanine Basinger, Wesleyan University; Donn Cambern, editor; Diablo Cody, writer/producer; Lee Daniels, director/producer; Jane Gaines, Columbia University; Gazzale; Akira Mizuta Lippit, University of Southern California; Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight; Elvis Mitchell, At the Movies; Claudia Puig, USA Today; Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly; and Michael Wood, Princeton University.
Producer Richard Frank of the AFI board of trustees chaired the TV jury, which consisted of Steven Bochco, producer/writer; Gazzale; Marshall Herskovitz, producer/writer/director; Jennifer Love Hewitt, actor/producer; Henry Jenkins, USC; Anna McCarthy, New York University; Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times; James Poniewozik, Time Magazine; Matt Roush, TV Guide Magazine; Maureen Ryan, AOL; John Schaffner, production designer; and Janet Staiger, University of Texas at Austin.
The 7th Annual Hollywood Style Awards will take place December 12th at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
Hosted by comedian Natasha Leggero, the Hollywood Style Awards honor the industry’s top make-up artists, stylists and designers.
Academy Award winning costume Designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Chicago”) will receive this year’s Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design in Film. “Glee” costume designer Lou Eyrich will receive the Outstanding Achievement in TV.
Presenters include Emily Blunt, Lea Michele, Kate Bosworth and Heidi Klum.
1. Lea Michele
First came the hit show and then came the couture designers knocking on Lea’s door, all dying to dress McKinley High’s adorable Glee clubber. From Oscar de la Renta to Giambattista Valli to Zac Posen, the starlet has rocked a wide variety of couture designers with aplomb.
Barbra Streisand to be feted as Recording Academy’s MusiCares Person of the Year
Gmb7mhke The Recording Academy has chosen Barbra Streisand as its MusiCares Person of the Year in conjunction with the 2011 Grammy Awards, and will salute her musical and philanthropic achievements Feb. 11 with an all-star fundraising dinner and concert featuring Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Barry Manilow, Diana Krall, Kristin Chenoweth and others.
Along with such pop, jazz and Broadway veterans, the event also will bring in a new generation of singers with an appearance by cast members from Fox TV’s hit series “Glee,” including Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and Darren Criss. Eight-time Grammy winner Streisand also will perform at the close of the program.
Previous MusiCares honorees include Bennett, Wonder, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Brian Wilson, Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Luciano Pavarotti and Neil Young. Proceeds from the annual event benefit various MusiCares programs for musicians in need.
ADDITIONAL “GLEE” CONCERTS SET FOR JUNE 28 & 29
Due to overwhelming popular demand, Twentieth Century Fox Television and “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy have announced two more concert dates for “Glee Live! In Concert!,” bringing the total number of shows in the European engagement to seven.
“The response from the fans overseas has been incredible, with tickets to the shows selling out in minutes,” commented Murphy. “We’re thrilled to be able to announce additional concerts at the O2 arena in London on June 28 and 29 and we promise to put on quite a show.”