Yep, it's still only August, but the awards news is already steady as she goes — not the least of it being the selection of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (above) as producers of the next Oscars.
Here's what else has been happening ...
-- The film academy is hosting "Inside the Vaults: A 10th Anniversary VIP celebration of the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study" on Sept. 10. Following a cocktail reception and exclusive tours, the program will feature Pickford in 1912's "The New York Hat," as well as a newly preserved print of 1920's "The Mark of Zorro."
-- Some Primetime Emmys were announced Wednesday — juried selections in the categorys of individual achievement in animation and costuming in a variety program or special.
-- A symphony of highlights of the music nominees for the Emmys is provided here.-- The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation -- the TV Academy's charitable arm -- is holding an auction of numerous Emmy- and TV-related items on eBay from now until Aug. 30.
-- Margaret Cho, Emmy-nominated for guest comedy actress ("30 Rock"), had 115 seconds of screen time this season, notes Daniel Montgomery of Gold Derby. Her submission episode contains only 38 seconds. (A Gold Derby reader compiled all the acting submission performances; they can be seen here.)
-- Gus Van Sant-directed "Promised Land," starring and written by Matt Damon and John Krasinski from a story by Dave Eggers, will open with an Oscar-qualifying run Dec. 28 in Los Angeles and New York.
-- Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer of "Good Morning America," Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor”/”The Bachelorette”) and Clinton Kelly (“The Chew,” “What Not to Wear”) will host ABC's hourlong pre-ceremony show, "Emmys Red Carpet Live," immediately before TV's grand prizes are awarded Sept. 23.