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Gold Derby nuggets: 'Shutter Island' goes for kudos | 'Glee,' 'Modern Family' win Humanitas | Update on Oscar race for docus

September 17, 2010 |  6:17 am

• Don't make the mistake of thinking "Shutter Island" is shut out of this Oscar race just because it's no longer in movie theaters. Paramount sent out invites this week to academy and guild members to attend screenings in six areas: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Orange County and London. "Every movie that Marty Scorsese and Leo DiCaprio have made together has been nominated for Best Picture and that's when there were only five slots so imagine the possibilities with 10!" roars a studio source.

• CBS inked a new three-year deal to telecast the Tony Awards, which it has aired since 1978. The Tonys recently won two Emmys: best special class program and best writing.

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• Poster is out for "Love and Other Drugs," Edward Zwick's romance between a free spirit (Anne Hathaway) and a Viagra salesman (Jake Gyllenhaal). It's a serious Oscar contender in all top categories.

• "Rabbit Hole" just jumped into this year's Oscar derby upon being acquired by Lionsgate. DEADLINE

• The Humanitas Prize touts its mission as "changing the world one story at a time," but it hasn't yet bothered to change its own website to feature news about who won its most recent batch of prizes. They include the "Wheels" episode of "Glee" and the pilot episodes of "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie" and "The Good Wife." "Precious" beat "The Hurt Locker" for best feature. The award was launched in 1974 "to honor film and television writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way." HUMANITAS PRIZE

• "There's no question that the doc Oscar race will be one of the most competitive in years," asserts Indiewire's Anne Thompson while sizing up "Waiting for Superman," "Inside Job," "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer" and others. THOMPSON ON HOLLYWOOD

• Also dishing the docu contest, A.J. Schnack adds, "Barring shortlist shockers, we make it a two-film race between 'Restrepo' and the yet-to-be-released 'Inside Job.'" ALL THESE WONDERFUL THINGS

Photo: "Love and Other Drugs" (20th Century Fox)

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