Nominations for the 91st annual Academy Awards were announced this morning and the race still very much is wide-open without a clean-cut choice for Best Picture… and no host set for ceremony itself.
Tying at ten nods apiece are Alfonso Cuarón‘s ROMA and Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE FAVOURITE. Best Picture nominees include:
Best Picture Black Panther BlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star Is Born Vice
Continuing on its Golden Globes success, we see Bohemian Rhapsody continue to be a major force into the Oscars with Rami Malek up for the highly-competitive Best Actor alongside Bradley Cooper, Viggo Mortensen, Willem Dafoe and Christian Bale.
The Best Actress category also is hotly-contested with screen veteran Glenn Close up against Lady Gaga, Melissa McCarthy, Olivia Colman and aboriginal Mexican Actress Yalitza Aparicio, who stars in ROMA.
Marina de Tavira who also stars in ROMA, pops-up as a bit of a surprise candidate for Best Supporting Actress. The category also includes favourite Regina King, Amy Adams, plus The Favourite Co-Stars and previous Oscar winners, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
Best Supporting Actor sees Mahershala Ali in contention with Adam Driver, Richard E. Grant, Sam Rockwell after a snub at the Golden Globes,Sam Elliott for A STAR IS BORN.
Many are shocked that after a presence in the Directing category most of Awards Season, that Bradley Cooper was omitted in the Oscars race for his directorial debut in A STAR IS BORN. Up for Best Directing are Spike Lee, Adam McKay, Pawel Pawlikowski, Yorgos Lanthimos and favourite Alfonso Cuarón.
Another noticeable omission is Morgan Neville’s Mr. Rogers Documentary WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? which has been present through much of the season. Nominated for Best Documentary are Free Solo, Hale County, This Morning, This Evening, Minding the Gap, Of Fathers and Sons and RBG.
The Animated Feature category sees Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse pitted against Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Mirai and Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Toronto’s Domee Shi is up for Animated Short with Disney•Pixar’s BAO.
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM continues to rule the Box Office a second straight week with $60 million from 4,485 theatres for Universal Pictures. Over two weeks, it has grossed $264 million domestically.
In second is INCREDIBLES 2 with $45.5 million in its third week out for Disney/Pixar. Thus far in North America it has made $439.7 million.
SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO opens in third with an impressive $19 million from 3,055 theatres for Sony Pictures. By contrast, its 2015 Predecessor made $12.1 million in its wide expansion debut. This installment gets 62% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
Basketball Comedy UNCLE DREW debuts in fourth with $15.5 million from 2,742 theatres for Lionsgate Films/Elevation Pictures. It gets 67% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR rounds out the Top Ten with $2.2 million from 654 theatres for Universal Pictures. It has made $7.4 million over four weeks.
Three-time Academy Award-winning Writer/Director Brad Bird is in Toronto to promote his follow-up to 2004’s The Incredibles. The occasional Voice Actor who voices eccentric fashion designer Edna Mode in the Franchise will be speaking at an In-Conversation-With at TIFF Bell Lightbox also reflecting on his successful career.
Bird did the rounds, appearing on Breakfast Television and The Morning Show in support of Incredibles 2. See his appearance here on BT.
While strapped for time, he made time to stop for a couple photos!
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Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada release INCREDIBLES 2Friday, June 13, 2018. Tickets are on sale now!
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In celebration of International Women’s Day, Humber College‘s student group IGNITE hosted a REAL TALK with special guests Actress Sophia Bush and Model Iskra Lawrence. The pair came to speak and answer questions from the audience about their paths to success and being an influence of change.
Bush, known best for her roles on TV Series Chicago PD as Erin Lindsay and One Tree Hill as Brooke Davis, has become somewhat of an icon for Gen X. She next can be seen in Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles 2.
Lawrence rose to popularity starring in the REAL Campaign for Aerie and has become an advocate for positive body image and untouched photos.
After grossing and ‘incredible’ $633 million worldwide in 2004, it’s about time we got a Sequel! Premiering tonight during the Olympics was a brand-new look at INCREDIBLES 2!
In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.
See the Trailer:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada release INCREDIBLES 2Friday, June 15, 2018.
It seems like everyone’s doing these celebrity or artistic figure comparison photos of late but what happens when you compare the actual voice actors of upcoming INCREDIBLES 2 with their animated characters?
You’ll see! For fun, DISNEY•PIXAR did these side-by-sides of their talent.
HELEN PARR (voice of Holly Hunter), known in the Superworld as Elastigirl, hung up her Supersuit to raise the family with husband Bob, leaving their crime-fighting days behind them. But when she’s tapped to lead a campaign to bring the Supers back into the spotlight, she finds she can still bend, stretch and twist herself into any shape needed to solve the trickiest of mysteries. In short, she’s still got it. That’s good news, too, because a new villain is emerging—unlike any they’ve ever seen before.
BOB PARR (voice of Craig T. Nelson) cherishes his days as Mr. Incredible—a popular Super with mega-strength and the power to singlehandedly take out the bad guys. Ever since Supers were outlawed, Bob’s been mostly lying low, raising the family alongside his wife Helen. But when she’s called on to stretch her Super skills and hopefully change the public perception of Supers for the better, Bob must manage the household on his own, which calls for a completely different set of super powers.
VIOLET PARR (voice of Sarah Vowell), the firstborn of the Parr clan, is an introverted and intelligent 14-year-old teen that doesn’t quite fit in with the normal crowd. Socially awkward, outspoken and sarcastic, Violet plays her teenager role to perfection—all while secretly mastering her superpowers of invisibility and creating force fields. A Super at heart, Violet can’t help her urge to fight crime alongside her family.
DASHIELL PARR (voice of Huckleberry “Huck” Milner) is a 10-year-old boy—restless, relentless, curious—though his remarkable power of Super speed certainly sets him apart. Dash sports a hearty sense of adventure and a boundless supply of energy. He’d love nothing more than to show off his special skills and fight a few bad guys along the way—and doesn’t understand why he has to keep his powers a secret.
LUCIUS BEST (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) is not only Bob’s best friend, he’s a fellow-former Super who’s so chill, he can make ice with the point of a finger. But even when he’s not fighting crime as Frozone, Lucius is all about style. He has a quick wit and a cool, can-do attitude—and he wouldn’t think twice about breaking out his Supersuit if it could help bring Supers out of hiding.
EDNA “E” MODE (voice of Brad Bird) possesses impeccable design sense, a keen understanding of cutting-edge technology and an unmatched skillset. A creative visionary, she longs for the return of Supers so she can once again create functional yet edgy Supersuits. The petite and powerful fashionista treats her clients like family, dahling, but sticks firmly to her long-held assertion: No capes!
WINSTON DEAVOR (voice of Bob Odenkirk) leads a world-class telecommunications company alongside his genius sister, Evelyn. Ultra-wealthy, savvy and suave, Winston goes big in everything he does—including his infatuation with Supers. He has been a supporter of Supers returning—all he needs is a hero (or three) to help him change public perception and bring them back into the sunlight.
EVELYN DEAVOR (voice of Catherine Keener), the brilliant brainchild behind her brother Winston’s telecommunications company, knows her way around tech. She loves tinkering with tech, and has never met a problem she can’t solve.
VOYD (voice of Sophia Bush) is a young, overeager “wannabe” Super and a mega-fan of Elastigirl. Her superpower is the ability to divert and manipulate objects around her by creating voids that allow the objects to appear and disappear, and shift in space.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada release INCREDIBLES 2Friday, June 15, 2018.