The calendar says 24 ... which gives newly named Oscars set designer Derek McLane four months to design his first Oscar set.
By the way, that's not him above. That's Jack Huston — Richard Harrow of "Boardwalk Empire" — whom I barely recognized in the screening of David Chase's "Not Fade Away" I saw earlier this month. But at least it prepared me to spot Huston in this Guinness ad the other night. I decided that would be my lead photo today.
Without further ado, here's McLane:
Now, on to new business.
-- Highlights from Monday's Hollywood Awards were captured by Sammi Wong for Variety. Sample: As "Django Unchained" screenplay winner Quentin Tarantino explained, "It's strange to get an award when you're still in the editing room for the movie."
-- "Stand Up Guys," featuring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin as retired gangsters, will get a one-week Oscar qualifying run starting Dec. 14, reports Andrew Stewart of Variety.
-- Nominations for the sixth annual Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking will be announced Nov. 2 at an AFI Fest reception at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the first time that the two orgs have partnered for the reveal.
-- If "Argo" nabs a best picture Oscar nom, George Clooney (a producer on the film) could become the first individual to score noms in six separate categories, notes Guy Lodge for In Contention.
-- Ellen DeGeneres received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Monday at the Kennedy Center — which will air on PBS. "I'm happy to be part of your farewell season," she joked.
-- The TV Academy will present a panel, "The Choreographers: Yesterday, Today& Tomorrow," at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Paula Abdul and Kenny Ortega will host. There will be a live webcast at Emmys.com.
-- AMPAS named the five winners of Nicholl screenwriting fellowships.
-- Voting for nominees for the People's Choice Awards, airing on CBS on Jan. 9, has begun.
-- "Holy Motors" won best film honors at the Chicago International Film Festival.
-- John Goodman and Stan Lee will be among the honorees at the 15th annual Savannah Film Festival, beginning Saturday.-- The Entertainment Industries Council announced the honorees for its Nov. 15 S.E.T. awards, for projects bringing attention to the fields of science, engineering and technology.