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THOUGHTS ON WANDER OVER YONDER’S STATUS ON THE ANNIES

What a night! I was honestly a bit nervous and excited (well seeing that I was rooting for Wander’s nominations). So here are my overall thoughts.

Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children: ADVENTURE TIME

Best Directing for a TV/Broadcast Production: PEARL by Patrick Osborne

Best Character Design for a TV/Broadcast Production: TROLLHUNTERS - Victor Maldonado, Alfredo Torres and Jules Rigolle

3 NOMINATIONS; 0 WINS

Ouch! Well, so much for trying to sway more on Wander since it’s still cancelled. Well, I guess Disney doesn’t want to bring it back just because it lost all of the Annies.

……………Or…

Originally posted by gollageek

I don’t think it’s that over, Wander fans. Remember, just because we lost doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. It’s alright that it lost to these three other noteworthy shows that do have much hard work like ours.

Trollhunters getting a few wins seemed a first for a Netflix series (well okay it’s made by DreamWorks Animation, and Anton Yelchin’s death did build its own support system), plus Pearl’s Directing win was pretty obvious since they thought he had much bigger creative juices in exploring different formats including Google Spotlight Stories. And as for Adventure Time, I guess animators and artists liked the more experimental episodes nowadays since it had a stop-motion bit that felt funny and well-crafted (correct me if I’m wrong). So congrats to them, and be sure to thank them and support their works too!

And the MOST important thing to also remember: Disney doesn’t care whether their shows or films win an award or not (but at least a win does boast extra recognition, hence why they focus more on their films like Zootopia and Moana than their animated shows). And Wander Over Yonder NOT winning any of them DOESN’T affect their thoughts on whether it’s still noteworthy to revive based on the wins. They can only decide by the influence of its MONEY, REVENUES, RATINGS, SOCIAL MEDIA BUZZ, and CHANGE OF MANAGMENT if any exec is interested in Wander and the creator as well.

Let’s not forget some things here:

The Annie Awards (as well as many Award Shows) are just a popularity contest, not a big factor in the studios and execs’ thoughts on what to do with these works that get many wins or have none at all. They do however use the wins to boast publicity and morale to the studio and company, but not necessarily on whether to bring it back or not. The money is what the companies expect the most above everyone else. Whether the show makes lots of revenue, they would pay attention to secondary support (the fans, the buzz, etc.). But if not, they know they got other shows to fill in unless something of a financial/big support buzz shows up through mails and petitions plus purchases that they may reconsider a bit.

So Wanderers, don’t let these loses turn you down from continuing to #SaveWOY. And please DON’T send inappropriate comments/messages to the winning artists/animators and shows just because they beat Wander. They’re in the same boat in making animated shows just like the Wander crew as they are into other shows in the meantime. Instead, give them a kudos to their hard work and also support them if you want to.

So let’s move on from the Annies, enjoy the other parts that you may have had a blast seeing one of your favorite shows or films win at least an Annie. Or that their nominations are actually much more than just a waiting list.

Originally posted by pasdeseul

And let’s continue our efforts to #SaveWOY for the many days, months, and years to come!

But hey, at least Wander still won 3 Annies throughout its original run, including The Breakfast!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Too Busy Planning His Oscars Date With Mom To Worry About MacPEGOTing

Miranda has always been a huge fan of the Oscars and has taped the ceremony every year since “The Little Mermaid” ― the movie that made him want to be “in this game” ― won Best Score and Best Song in 1990. Although he says it’s a “real thrill” to be attending the award show, he’s very anxious to be in the room where it happens.

“I’ll be so nervous. Anything other than just sitting in the audience nervously will be hard for me,” he told HuffPost of the possibility of being a part of a performance of “How Far I’ll Go.” (It was confirmed on Thursday that Miranda will be singing a duet of the song with “Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho.) “I’m there for the party. I’m there to really just soak it all up. You grow up watching the Oscars so to actually be there, I’m really excited.”

Despite all these goings-on in his life, Miranda hasn’t slowed down. Although his run as Alexander Hamilton on Broadway has ended, the actor is currently in rehearsals for “Mary Poppins Returns,” which he’s starring in alongside Emily Blunt.“It’s a giant ‘effing musical,” he said. “I feel really comfortable because coming from the theater, I know it’s a luxury to have a lot of rehearsal, but you don’t always get that when you’re making a movie. So for me, it feels like a theater project that we’re getting to put on film. I keep joking like, ‘When do we start previews? I can’t wait!’ I am dancing harder than I have danced since ‘In the Heights,’ because I didn’t dance that much in ‘Hamilton,’ and so getting to do that has been really fun, exciting, liberating. It’s been really good.”

Click through for the rest of the interview on Moana and the Oscars!

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anonymous asked:

what are some lgbt movies would you recommend and what's the summary?

Alright then! This might get a little long.. I can’t really write summary’s for shit, so imdb is my best friend. I’ll probably also add in some of my personal opinions and things, because why not? I only recommend movies I’ve actually watched, obviously. I’m gonna link the trailers to all of these. :)

First my personal all time favorites:

The Birdcage

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée’s right-wing moralistic parents.

Touch of pink

A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit.

Were the World Mine

A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.

Milk

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.

Shelter

When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend’s brother.

Imagine me and you

A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride’s family and friends.

Boy culture

A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.

The Normal heart

A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s.

Prayers for Bobby (get your tissues out!!!)

True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.

Rent

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Brokeback mountain

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.

Latter days

A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

..Then a bunch of movies I would totally recommend:

Fucking Åmål (i couldn’t find a trailer with english subtitles.)

Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.

Saving face

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Better than chocolate

Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together. Meanwhile, Maggie’s well-meaning but naive mother Lila gets divorced and decides to move to Vancouver and join the household. Soon after, Lila is befriended by Judy, a transsexual about to undergo a sex-change operation. Complications ensue as the conservative Lila learns the truth about Maggie, Judy, and their diverse group of friends.

Itty Bitty Titty Committee

High School grad and all American gal, Anna finds her purpose and herself after she hooks up with the radical feminists in The Itty Bitty Titty Committee.

But I’m a Cheerleader

A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Kyss mig

Young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her stepmother’s lesbian daughter.

Bloomington

A coming-of-age drama about a former child actress attending college in search of independence and who ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor.

I Can’t Think Straight

A 2008 romance film adapted from a same name novel about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of events causes her to have an affair and subsequently fall in love with another woman, Leyla, a British Indian.

Habitación en Roma

A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.

Transamerica

A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

A transsexual punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Velvet Goldmine

In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.

J’ai tué ma mère

A semi-autobiographical story about Xavier Dolan as a young homosexual at odds with his mother.

Do Começo ao Fim (I just like to watch this pretending that they’re actually not related.. They’re half brothers.)

Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.

North sea, Texas

A teenage boy’s search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby.

Dream boy (it’s like brokeback mountain with teenage boys, so get your tissues out!)

Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late ’70s.

Bridegroom (this is actually a documentary)

Shane Bitney Crone’s plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years accidentally dies and Tom’s family refuses Shane from attending the funeral.

Weekend

After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what’s expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

Save me (this movie is a little boring, but it has some good moments)

A sex and drug addicted young man who is forced into a Christian-run ministry in an attempt to cure him of his “gay affliction”, where instead he is faced with the truth in his heart and spirit.

Another Gay Movie (this movie is so absurd, you just have to see it)

Four gay high school friends make a pact to lose their virginity before they go to college.

Make the Yuletide Gay (this a christmas movie, and it’s really funny, but the boys hardly touch each other during the whole movie which is a bummer)

Olaf “Gunn” Gunnunderson, an out-and-proud gay college student, crawls back into the closet to survive the holidays with his family.

So here’s a few movies to entertain you. You’re welcome!

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How three black women helped send John Glenn into orbit
A new film, Hidden Figures, tells the story of the maths wizards who Nasa relied on
By Edward Helmore

When John Glenn was waiting to be fired into orbit aboard Friendship 7 in 1962, there was one person he trusted with the complex trajectory calculations required to bring him down safely from his orbital spaceflight: Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked in Nasa’s segregated west area computers division.

“Get the girl, check the numbers,” Glenn said before boarding the rocket. “If she says they’re good, I’m good to go.”

Johnson was one of three female African-American mathematicians known as the “computers in skirts” who worked on the Redstone, Mercury and Apollo space programmes for Nasa. Now, thanks to an award-tipped movie, Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan are about to become more widely celebrated.

The film, Hidden Figures, stars Taraji P Henson of TV series Empire, soul singer and actress Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer from The Help movie, and Academy Award winner Kevin Costner.

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What to expect from the MTV Movie and TV Awards 2017

It’s the awards show that’s given us Zac Efron shirtless, Snoop Dogg smoking onstage with Kesha, along with tons and tons of onstage kisses. The MTV Movie and TV awards are set to air from Hollywood tonight.

When the nominees were announced last month, the horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele, “Get Out,” led with six nods.

“Beauty and the Beast” and “Stranger Things” each racked up four nominations while “Atlanta,” “Game of Thrones,” “Hidden Figures,” “Logan,” “Moonlight” and “This Is Us” each had three.

MTV Movie & TV Awards 2017: Complete list of nominations

MTV gets rid of gender-specific categories for awards

The music-centric network also switched it up this year. The awards no longer have different acting categories for each gender. Instead, actors and actresses are competing against each other, such as for best actor in a movie and best actor in a show.

For instance, the nominees for this year’s best actor in a movie include Taraji P. Henson, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Kaluuya, James McAvoy, Hailee Steinfeld and Emma Watson.

At the awards show, expect performances by Big Sean, Pitbull, J. Balvin, Camila Cabello and Miley Cyrus’ younger sister, Noah.

The MTV Movie and TV Awards, which will be hosted by “Workaholics” star Adam DeVine, airs on tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern on MTV.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Movie of the year (Presented by Toyota C-HR)

  • “Beauty and the Beast”
  • “The Edge of Seventeen”
  • “Get Out”
  • “Logan”
  • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Best actor in a movie

  • Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures”
  • Hugh Jackman – “Logan”
  • Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out”
  • James McAvoy – “Split”
  • Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen”
  • Emma Watson – “Beauty and the Beast”

Show of the year

  • “Atlanta”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “Insecure”
  • “Pretty Little Liars”
  • “Stranger Things”
  • “This Is Us”

Best actor in a show

  • Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”
  • Emilia Clarke – “Game of Thrones”
  • Donald Glover – “Atlanta”
  • Mandy Moore – “This Is Us”
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead”
  • Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”

Best kiss

  • Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick – “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”
  • Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone – “La La Land”
  • Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard – “Empire”
  • Jharrel Jerome and Ashton Sanders – “Moonlight”
  • Dan Stevens and Emma Watson – “Beauty and the Beast”

Best villain

  • Wes Bentley – “American Horror Story”
  • Demogorgon – “Stranger Things”
  • Jared Leto – “Suicide Squad”
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead”
  • Allison Williams – “Get Out”

Best host

Best documentary

  • “I Am Not Your Negro”
  • “O.J.: Made in America”
  • “13th”
  • “This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous”
  • “Time: The Kalief Browder Story”

Best reality competition

  • “America’s Got Talent”
  • “The Bachelor”
  • “MasterChef Junior”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
  • The Voice

Best comedic performance

  • Will Arnett – “The Lego Batman Movie”
  • Adam Devine – “Workaholics”
  • Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson – “Broad City”
  • Lil Rel Howery – “Get Out”
  • Seth MacFarlane – “Family Guy”
  • Seth Rogen – “Sausage Party”

Best hero

  • Stephen Amell – “Arrow”
  • Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”
  • Mike Colter – “Luke Cage”
  • Grant Gustin – “The Flash”
  • Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures”
  • Felicity Jones – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Best tearjerker

  • “Game of Thrones” – death of Hodor (Kristian Nairn)
  • “Grey’s Anatomy” – Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) telling her children about Derek’s death
  • “Me Before You” – Will (Sam Claflin) telling Louisa (Emilia Clarke) he can’t stay with her
  • “Moonlight” – Paula (Naomie Harris) telling Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) that she loves him
  • “This Is Us” – Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate

Next generation

  • Riz Ahmed
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Chrissy Metz
  • Issa Rae
  • Yara Shahidi

Best duo

  • Luke Evans and Josh Gad – “Beauty and the Beast”
  • Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield – “Atlanta”
  • Lil Rel Howery and Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out”
  • Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen – “Logan”
  • Adam Levine and Blake Shelton – “The Voice”
  • Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart – “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”

Best American story

  • “Black-ish”
  • “Fresh Off the Boat”
  • “Jane the Virgin”
  • “Moonlight”
  • “Transparent”

Best fight against the system

  • “Get Out”
  • “Hidden Figures”
  • “Loving”
  • “Luke Cage”
  • “Mr. Robot”
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Downton Abbey WILL end this year as cast look for job offers in America

Writer Julian Fellowes is ditching the popular ITV show, which stars Hugh Bonneville as the Earl of Grantham, after its sixth series

This is not the news Downton Abbey fans will want to hear, but the period drama is coming to an end this year.

Writer Julian Fellowes is ditching the popular ITV show, which stars Hugh Bonneville as the Earl of Grantham, after its sixth series so he can work on a new project about 19th century New York.

Last week, agents were seeking work for some of the main stars while they were in Los Angeles at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

One source said: “It’s an open secret that Downton is ending this year.

“Some of the actors are keen to let it be known they will be available for work after the summer. Some are interested in the US, where Downton is as popular as it is in the UK.

Joanne Froggatt, Edith Carmichael and Allen Leech were in Los Angeles for the awards last week and there were several meetings about both TV and film roles.”

The stars collected the gong for outstanding performance by an ensemble cast for the second time.

Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary, has spoken in the past about working in America.

She said: “It feels as though there are more opportunities for us over there. “I love spending time there.”

Stars such as Dan Stevens and Jessica Brown Findlay have already left Downton after getting offers from Hollywood.

The sixth and final Downton is due to start filming in the spring and will finish in the summer before airing on ITV from September.

ITV declined to comment but drama chiefs are looking for a ­replacement show for autumn Sunday nights, which generates some of the highest ratings of the year.

A source said: “They want something long-running and ­ambitious.”

Independent production companies have been asked to pitch for the slot, which traditionally generates some of the highest ratings of the year.

One TV insider revealed: “They are looking for something which is long-running and ambitious and which could appeal to the mass audience in the way that Downton has done.”

Anticipation over the plots for the final run of Downton will now be immense.

Last month the Christmas special ended with the revelation that Mrs Hughes the housekeeper (Phyllis Logan) and Carson the butler (Jim Carter) are to be married.

But viewers will also want to see Lady Mary (Dockery) settled with a new husband after dallying with a string of suitors and also for Lady Edith (Carmichael) to find happiness after the death of her newspaper editor lover in strange circumstances in Germany.

Fans would also love to see Isobel Crawley marry Lord Merton despite his interfering sons and for Anna and Mr Bates to become parents.

Writer Fellowes confessed a year ago that he needed to get on with new NBC drama The Gilded Age, set in 19th century New York.

He told the Wall Street Journal: “It will happen when Downton finishes, because I just couldn’t do both at once.”

He added at the time, “Downton is not going to go on forever. It won’t be Perry Mason.”

Speaking at the National Television Awards last week, Fellowes confirmed he was looking forward to getting his teeth into The Golden Age.

“I am interested to do another series because Downton was the first series I’d ever written.

"Now I feel I know much more about the game. I suppose there is something interesting about the idea of going on and using it somewhere else.”

The Beatles in 1964: Never-Before Published Images

On February 1, 1964 The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” reached the top of the American pop charts. On February 2, I became a Beatlemaniac. In short order I acquired a Beatles’ haircut, pair of Beatle boots, a Beatles fan-club membership card, and a stack of Tiger Beat magazines with dozens of Beatles photographs. My single greatest ambition, to actually meet the Beatles and shake their hands, was never realized, so for much of the ‘60s I envied others who had the good fortune that was denied me.

Fifty years should be enough time to get over Beatlemania. But recently I was shown a collection of never-published Beatles photographs from 1964 by Arnold Schwartzman, a graphic designer and award-winning documentary film director, and it brought back all the bittersweet memories and emotions.

In 1959, as a young designer on staff at London’s Associated-Rediffusion TV network, Schwartzman designed the logo and opening title sequences for the successful weekly pop show “Ready, Steady Go!”, the British equivalent of American Bandstand (but much cooler). As its roving photographer, Schwartzman captured The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Kinks, James Brown, Peter, Paul & Mary, and others backstage and onstage. Presciently, he retained the negatives.

Read more. [Image: Arnold Schwartzman]