Super Bowl 51: Kristen Bell, John Travolta, more channel Garth Brooks during pre-show

The segment’s pace picks up considerably when Bell steps out in a head-to-toe sequined jumpsuit celebrating her Detroit Lions and Khaled raps poetic. Kristen Bell sparkles even when she’s disappointed her football team isn’t in the Super Bowl. Watch the clip below. @RobRiggle explains. Travolta rounds out the video singing about the New England Patriots, who are actually playing in tonight’s big game. For two teams the #SuperBowl is everything. The other 30 "Lowly Teams" are waiting & wishing. During the pre-show, comedian Rob Riggle pulled together a slew of celebrities in addition to Bell, from John Travolta and Weird Al Yankovich to Aaron Paul and DJ Khaled, to perform a tweaked version of Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places.” “I root for the Chiefs, that’s just my beliefs, and I’m bummed by season’s end,” Riggle begins the “Lowly Teams” clip, which honors the 30 teams that didn’t make it to Super Bowl 51. #RigglesPicks pic.twitter.com/Hva3ojVhuS
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) February 5, 2017

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Migos score first No. 1 album with ‘Culture’

“Even older people like it.”
Read EW’s January interview with Migos here. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 — is their most successful track to date. “I really want to thank the Migos,” Glover, who featured their music on the FX show, said. To make you feel like [it’s] your crew against my crew…”
“When you hear it, it gives you attitude,” Offset added. Migos just scored their first No. The Georgia-based trio’s   Culture   features hit song “Bad and Boujee” and debuted Jan. 26. “Not for being in the show but for making ‘Bad and Boujee,’ like, that’s the best song… ever.”
Although Migos have released plenty of music since forming in 2009, 2016’s “Bad and Boujee” — which recently reached No. “I compare it to Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad,’” Quavo recently told EW. Culture   is now available. 8 when Atlanta   creator and star   Donald Glover gave them a shout-out while accepting the award for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy. Show Full Article 1 album,   Billboard   reports. “We haven’t had that type of song in a long time that just makes you feel bad. The group — made up of Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset — got a boost at the Golden Globes Jan.

‘Hamilton’ Schuyler Sisters add ‘sisterhood’ to ‘America the Beautiful’ at Super Bowl

Goldsberry starred as the eldest sister of the trio, the smart and spirited Angelica —   and won a Tony Award last summer for leading actress in a musical for her work. The Super Bowl LI musical lineup also includes Luke Bryan singing the national anthem and Lady Gaga performing at halftime. pic.twitter.com/2Zx8Sg9XmW
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 5, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen watching the @SuperBowl, meet the Original #SchuylerSisters from @HamiltonMusical.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) February 05, 2017
The ladies earned praise from fans and critics alike as the fierce set of sisters when Hamilton bowed on Broadway. #AMERICATheBEAUTIFUL #FBF #REUNITEDANDITFEELSSOGOOD! Cephas Jones completed the trio as the youngest sister, Peggy (of “…and Peggy” fame). Goldsberry, Soo, and Cephas Jones have all departed the Hamilton cast, so this patriotic reunion is a special treat for fans of the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning smash. As they took the podium, the three stars gave a rousing performance and earned enormous applause when they added the word “sisterhood” to the line, “God shed his grace on thee/ And crown thy good with brotherhood/ From sea to shining sea!”
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was among those to praise his former costars on social media. Flashback to celebrate the announcement: WE ARE SINGING AT THE #SUPERBOWL! Show Full Article Soo played compassionate middle sister Eliza, who became Alexander Hamilton’s wife, and earned a Tony nomination for her performance. #GlassesareHOT
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When you FaceTime your friends from 🇬🇧 because they're practicing their SONG FOR THE SUPERBOWL (WHAT?!) pic.twitter.com/2rKARtaUW6
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 27, 2017

All three of the Schuyler stars have been keeping busy post-Hamilton. Soo will soon be back on Broadway as the   title character in the musical adaptation of Amelie, while Goldsberry will be seen in the HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and the Netflix series Altered Carbon. The ladies excitedly shared news of their impending reunion on social media and even treated Miranda to a sneak peek at one practice session. Cephas Jones is set to appear in the upcoming film Blood Surf, alongside James Franco. AND SISTERHOOD. The Schuyler sisters did not throw away their shot to reunite at the Super Bowl. Renee Elise Goldberry, Phillipa Soo, and Jasmine Cephas Jones — the talented trio who starred as the Schuyler sisters in the original cast of Broadway’s hit Hamilton — came back together on Sunday to perform “America the Beautiful” ahead of the big game.

Super Bowl 51: President Trump predicts Patriots will beat Falcons

The decision is hardly a surprise, as Trump is friends with Patriots owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick, and quarterback Tom Brady. Show Full Article In an interview on Fox News with Bill O’Reilly, Trump picked the Pats by eight points. nickr83: If u had @POTUS picking the #Patriots as a prop bet, you're alr… Fox FOX Super Bow… https://t.co/garSQGbYkT pic.twitter.com/QTh0FwerJ0
— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) February 5, 2017

Watch a clip of Trump’s interview with   O’Reilly above. Trump once boasted on Twitter that he correctly picked seven consecutive Super Bowl winners before the Baltimore Ravens snapped the streak by winning Super Bowl XLVII over the San Francisco 49ers in 2013. President Donald Trump has picked the New England Patriots as his winner for Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons. Trump also said that Kraft, Belichick, and Brady have been “getting a lot of popularity” due to their association with him. This story was originally published on SI.com.

Luke Bryan performs national anthem before Super Bowl

Show Full Article The occasion marked Bryan’s first invitation from the National Football League, but large crowds are nothing out of the ordinary for the 40-year-old. #SB51: @LukeBryanOnline opens the Super Bowl with the National Anthem. When he was asked to sing the national anthem before the NFL’s biggest night, country megastar Luke Bryan said   he responded with an emphatic “Hell yes!” Sunday night in Houston, he performed like he meant it, belting out the lyrics as the camera panned to American troops and Air Force Thunderbirds around the world. pic.twitter.com/r9pBug1era
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Lady Gaga helmed the mic for last year’s national anthem and was tapped to take over the halftime show this year. Past tours have seen him sell out   stops at Chicago’s Soldier Field, Denver’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Detroit’s Ford Field, and Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field.

Watch the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Super Bowl teaser

2   crew has struck the Super Bowl. 2 — which costars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and Kurt Russell, among others — by watching the movie’s new Super Bowl ad, above. Show Full Article You can also learn more about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. How uninformative was the conversation? Well, let’s just say that the closest Rooker came to letting slip any kind of scoop was his — entirely incorrect, as it turned out — assertion that a couple of the actors on the film had “gotten fat” since the original movie. A new, action-packed look at the Marvel   sequel (out May 5)   arrived online Sunday, ahead of kickoff for the big game. The   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Last spring, your writer had a hugely entertaining, but hugely uninformative, chat with impish actor Michael Rooker in the parking lot of the Atlanta studio complex where he was reprising his role of the blue-skinned alien Yondu in Guardians Vol. Thankfully, other members of the cast and crew proved much chattier when it came to the movie and you can learn a lot more about writer-director James Gunn’s film by reading Entertainment Weekly or checking out EW.com over the next few months. 2.

Watch the new ‘A Cure for Wellness’ Super Bowl teaser

The psychological horror, directed by Gore Verbinski (The Ring,   Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), follows   Dane DeHaan as a young executive sent to retrieve   his company’s CEO, Mr. Written by Justin Haythe, A Cure for Wellness also stars Jason Isaacs and Mia Goth and hits theaters on Feb. In the teaser, DeHaan encounters some resistance when he tries to leave the luxurious   creepy spa and is told to “accept the diagnosis” so he can see that “it’s wonderful here.” The rest of the trailer makes it clear the retreat is far from a wonderful place. The teaser for the upcoming thriller A Cure for Wellness was among the trailers that aired during the Sunday’s Super Bowl coverage. Pembroke, from a health spa high in the Swiss Alps — not quite so simple a task when it turns out the spa isn’t exactly your traditional wellness center. Show Full Article Watch the new trailer above. The Super Bowl might be predominantly about football, but all the movie and television previews   released during the coveted commercial breaks can be just as entertaining. 17.

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, more tweet excitement for Super Bowl

Gaga, who’s touted her headlining gig across her social channels since its announcement late last year, isn’t the only one sounding off about her excitement for the big game: Pop culture figures ranging from Katy Perry and Usher to sports stars (Jerome Bettis) and even astronauts (Buzz Aldrin) have posted about watching the Atlanta Falcons square off against the New England Patriots. Between the head-to-head football match, commercials, and a potentially death-defying halftime show by pop icon Lady Gaga, there’s plenty   to tweet about during tonight’s Super Bowl LI telecast. #FamilyMatters #PepsiHalftime #SB51 pic.twitter.com/akOGvOmqHZ
— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) February 5, 2017

WERE HERE Y'ALL. #SB51 pic.twitter.com/DAXVC4lk3Q
— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) February 5, 2017

Good luck to the @AtlantaFalcons and @Patriots! Let's go Pats!!! Let's go @tombrady !! Let's go men it's gametime!🏈🏈🏈🏈🎤⚡️
A video posted by xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) on Feb 5, 2017 at 2:03pm PST

Thank you 🙏🏽 #SB51 pic.twitter.com/0nxmPGyNVP
— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) February 5, 2017

Rooting for you @ladygaga! You got this ❤🙌🏻🎤🏈#LittleMonsters
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 5, 2017

Just arriving at the @SuperBowl! While my best friends side eye me from the couch for bein a ham 😂 so happy my friends and family are. @FunHomeMusical #SB51 #TonyAwards2017 pic.twitter.com/xpoPnjf4IA
— The Tony Awards (@TheTonyAwards) February 5, 2017

RT if you’re only at #SuperBowl Sunday for the food. #SB51
— Jerome Bettis (@JeromeBettis36) February 5, 2017

Ready for snacks, friends, and #football! #SB51 pic.twitter.com/uR5AVFbhlY
— Blue Man Group (@bluemangroup) February 5, 2017

We are ready! #SBLI pic.twitter.com/BUHiBHDWeU
— RenéeEliseGoldsberry (@reneeelisegolds) February 5, 2017

On our way to the big game! “Rooting for you @ladygaga! LETS DO THIS #PepsiHalftime https://t.co/rrmTKrcmbQ
— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) February 5, 2017

Gettin' too funky in the dressing room. We're missing my sister cuz she in the back sewing costumes! You got this,” Perry, who previously fronted the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show in 2015, posted on Twitter Sunday afternoon, while Hamilton   actress Renée Elise Goldsberry shared a photo of her cozying up to costars Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones   ahead of their planned pre-kickoff performance of “America the Beautiful.”
Check out what the   stars   are saying about television’s biggest night in the social media posts below. No matter who takes home the Lombardi, be proud of yourself and your teammates! @Phillipasoo @JasCephasJones #SCHUYLERSISTERS! Join us tonite for the #Kickoff!! ✨🏈✨😘💫
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Super Bowl 51: Watch all the trailers airing during the big game

Show Full Article Keep checking back to watch (or rewatch) them right here. Ghost in the Shell

Transformers: The Last Knight

Life

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Genius (NatGeo)

Head here for more coverage from Sunday’s Super Bowl. The main event during Super Bowl LI might be   the match-up between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, but there are more than a few movie and TV trailers also ready to steal the   spotlight during the big game. From the next film in the Transformers saga to Ghost in the Shell   and   Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, we’ll be updating this space with all the trailers airing Sunday.

DGA Awards 2017: 5 standout political speeches

It may or may not be true — doesn’t really matter; it’s a good story. That is what we think greatness —   greatness   — is really about and if anyone, if any person, or any group of people, in the name of greatness chooses to block…or to scapegoat or to separate or to divide the very people who are all about bringing people together, then we’re going to stand with those people. Well, we all know the story that is being written now is really, really bad. “They and many others are woven into the fabric of the Directors Guild — foreign directors sharing their stories that became America’s stories. That’s when it starts to really show, and we may have to remember that every American, no matter what, that you have to follow the words of the 10-year-old little girl in this film, that love has to and will always win.”
Thomas Schlamme — Honored with Robert B. Short of that embarrassment, their patriotism was one of the greatest gifts they could have given me and my sister, and it truly helped shape how we viewed the world. Those are directors making films that were the kind of films that made me want to be a movie maker when I was young and I think they’re the kind of films that still have that effect that can be shown to some small-town kid somewhere in the world and make them point to the screen and say I want to do that. It’s what motion pictures and television are increasingly about, so drawing together humanity is kind of what we do, transcending borders is kind of what we live for, showing a culture to other cultures and sharing it is kind of what we’re about, from Kurosawa to Iñárritu…We [believe] in international, our members are international, our audiences are international and our work, your work, touches lives across the globe. My father and my mother both show their gratitude for being an American citizen in many ways. It certainly says a lot to me right now. I’ve learned from the movies of Asghar Farhadi…I’ve learned from the movies of everyone of the four directors who I’m lucky to be nominated alongside: Barry, Kenny, Garth, Denis. Our bad.” — some speeches took a more serious approach, calling for action and speaking to the power of film to teach and unite. “So now our job, the ultimate question we are forced to ask ourselves always is whether or not our stories are good or bad. I want to thank the DGA. I know that our country was better having them as citizens and not a day of their lives went by when they weren’t appreciative of the opportunities this country gave them. It’s that when they were first watching American movies coming into France after the liberation, most of the prints coming in didn’t have subtitles and most of these French kids didn’t speak any English, so they were watching Howard Hawks movies, Hitchcock movies, John Ford movies without any idea what the characters were saying, any idea what was going on in terms of the plot, could not understand the language that was coming out of the characters’ mouths, but they understood something that I think was much more important: They understood what the language of the movies actually was, what the language of the filmmakers was, and that’s the language of cinema, the way the filmmakers were using that language. I want to thank those filmmakers for inspiring me every day and reminding me why my love of movies will never go away.”
Tina Mabry — Winner of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs for An American Girl Story ‑ Melody 1963: Love Has to Win
“Melody is the kind of story that will make you laugh, it’ll make you cry, it’ll make you sing — although you do not want to hear me sing — and it’s also something that we learn from a 10-year-old girl who’s being bullied by her childhood classmate, affectionately called Donald, but the thing we learn from this film is that while we know it’s set 54 years ago, 1953 is starting to resemble 2017…Now the question is, what are we going to do about it? Paris Barclay — DGA President
“I would not personally be standing in this room on this stage, I wouldn’t be here at all, if not for immigrants,” he said while kickstarting the presentation before turning to some early members like William Wyler and Billy Wilder. Be vocal, be loud…This is a country that is for everybody…This is the country that made my marriage legal. I felt like that kind of transnational back-and-forth dialogue was actually maybe the most fertile place for art to come from. This awards season has shined a major spotlight on politics, with powerful speeches from big names like   Meryl Streep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mahershala Ali, David Harbour, and Taraji P. And the filmmakers, the amazing filmmakers we celebrate tonight, have done just that, and we are all grateful for it very much. The DGA [continues] that tradition today through a huge international membership that increases every year. I’m a movie maker because I’m a movie lover, really first and foremost — that’s how I started, was 3-years-old watching Cinderella on a loop — and I think early on I kind of decided or felt that movies are powerful because they speak to everyone. Henson. It’s more than a thousand, and this open exchange of ideas is who we are. While there were certainly moments of humor, political and otherwise, throughout the presentation — Veep‘s   Anna Chlumsky, for example, read a note from “the makers of reality television” that said, “Sorry about that guy from The Apprentice. They desperately need to be convinced that there’s a better way.”
Damien Chazelle — Winner of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for La La Land
“This means a special amount to me. Some of these ways for a young, Jewish kid in Texas with a name like Tommy Schlamme were not so great, like at the start of every one of my Little League Baseball games, my father would be on his feet singing the National Anthem in his thick German accent, loud enough for the Nazis in Germany to still hear him — think Henry Kissinger with a bullhorn. If anything, it actually helped them understand it even more clearly and see what Hawks and Hitchcock, people who had been undervalued in their own country, were doing. Actually, it’s a bad remake, one of the worst stories ever told in the last century. I think that’s the most beautiful idea of all, that art can make someone anywhere in the world feel like the world is a little bit bigger than they ever imagined, so it’s a huge honor for me to be included in that lineup. Together, they ran a successful business, they were constantly active in many causes, and, most importantly, they were wonderful parents. They speak to all countries, all cultures,” Chazelle explained early in the night while accepting his nomination medallion. The only way we will win and recoup a strong narrative will be by telling good, complex, and truthful, human stories — no alternative facts or false statistics will defeat that, never. As a filmmaker, as a Mexican —   Mexican   — as a human being first and foremost I feel incredibly proud…honored, and humbled to have been recognized by this amazing, inclusive, and diverse guild, and tonight I am grateful to be able to present this evening’s award for best director of a feature film.”
For more on the 2017 DGA Awards, head here for the full list of winners. So that says a lot to me, that idea that cinema is a universal language. Three years later, my father enlisted in the army. Below are relevant snippets from the night’s five standouts. We’re going to stand with the people who are like our forefathers and like our foremothers, who sought to tell their stories with compassion and understanding and empathy. Remember to always stand up for what’s right, especially when it’s hard or not easy. They had learned firsthand the important lesson that nothing should be taken for granted; therefore, they felt it was their duty and obligation to devote much of their time and resources protecting and serving the many organizations and institutions that have given them so much. Aldrich Service Award
“I’m a son of two immigrant parents, who as teenagers fled Nazi Germany and ended up in Houston, Texas, of all places. I kind of dreamed that La La Land would be kind of like my own American answer to the French answer to American musicals, if that makes any sense. “When I was a little older, I discovered the French New Wave and that was a major moment for me because my dad is French, but I also saw it as this moment in history where a bunch of filmmakers looked outside their own borders…American movies and Italian movies, and they kind of smashed them together and made their own very French versions and there’s something incredibly beautiful about that to me. They never took it for granted.”
Alejandro G. I think what you do and what you’ve done by telling stories is to bridge these gaps and to show the world who we are and what we want to be, and I know I personally wouldn’t be a married man today if not for Will & Grace and before that Pedro Zamora on The Real World and before that Arthur Hiller’s Making Love. He defended our nation at the end of the war and found himself in a…jeep heading to liberate the camps, the same camps where he would have been held prisoner had he not been able to come to America. The things that you’ve contributed to society have [enabled] change…and tonight if you hear one thing at all, I say we have to keep doing that. Show Full Article The 2017 Directors Guild of America Awards were no exception. The DGA is, and always will be, a home for all directors, so let me put as fine a point as I can on it without really going crazy. I’ve learned from movies my whole life. Iñárritu claimed the esteemed prize the last two years for The Revenant and Birdman, and also previously discussed politics at the awards. And if it’s about being silent, that’s not the way to go about it. [There’s] one story that I really loved about those filmmakers. The world desperately needs our stories. That’s exactly like the films you’re seeing tonight. Iñárritu — Presenter for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film category
“Our lives and our civilizations [are] shaped and transformed by the stories that the ones before us told and that we learned,” Iñárritu said after joking that Feature Film nominee Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) had ruined his night by worrying about his work visa, in effect sending the final presenter into a panic attack over his recent green card. But whether or not that worked out, I’ve learned from movies every day of my life from all over the world.

Creepy aliens hunt Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Life’ Super Bowl trailer

He   helms the film from a script written by Deadpool   writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Believing they’ve retrieved the first documented form of martian life,   the team quickly realizes their sample   isn’t going to part with its native planet without a fight. In space no one can hear you scream — but that doesn’t matter to the creepy aliens in Life, who are going to make you try anyway. A new trailer for the Ryan Reynolds/Jake Gyllenhaal sci-fi thriller dropped Sunday afternoon online, shortly ahead of the film’s teaser spot airing   during the Super Bowl LI telecast. Watch the new trailer above, and see the film’s new poster below. The new clip teases a terrifying, deep-space journey taken by   six astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Columbia Pictures

Show Full Article Reynolds re-teamed with his Safe House director Daniel Espinosa on Life. Life   rockets into   theaters nationwide March 24. The film’s cast also includes   The Girl on the Train‘s Rebecca Ferguson and The Wolverine actor Hiroyuki Sanada.

See Stephen Colbert cover the Talking Heads’ ‘Once in a Lifetime’

Second is, they tried to stop Trump. This year’s Montclair Film Festival runs from April 28 to May 7. At the event, he and   Last Week Tonight   host   John Oliver discussed how to approach the country’s new leader. Show Full Article Colbert previously spoke at a Montclair Film Festival fundraiser this past November soon after Donald Trump won the presidential election. And you might say there are levers of power in Washington that could possibly slow him down, but two things:   One is, they’re cowards. That’s what scares me. And he’s a vindictive   person.”
Read more from that November talk here, and watch Colbert’s rendition of “Once in a Lifetime” in the fan-shot video above. “I’m all for giving him a chance, but don’t give him an inch,” Colbert said at the time. He owes the checks and balances of Washington nothing, because they tried to stop him and they couldn’t. Everyone tried to stop Trump. “Because I believed everything he said, and I remember everything he said, and it’s horrifying. Everyone except the people he’s going to appoint tried to stop him, and they didn’t. The job changes a man, that’s the cliche of the presidency, but every president tries to achieve what they promised. He owes them nothing. Stephen Colbert channeled David Byrne at Saturday’s benefit for the Montclair Film Festival, where the   Late Show   host covered the Talking Heads’ 1981 hit “Once in a Lifetime.”
And this wasn’t just any old cover: Colbert mimicked Byrne’s frenetic dance moves from 1984 concert documentary   Stop Making Sense,   which featured a minutes-long shot of the Talking Heads frontman memorably performing the track while wearing a white suit. Do not delude yourself.

Box office report: ‘Split’ slices competition, spends third week on top

Raoul Peck’s   Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro impresses on the limited market, posting a solid $709,500 at 43 theaters for an estimated per-screen average of $16,500. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – $4.5 million
7. Check out the Feb. 20. La La Land – $7.5 million
6. Around 46 percent of Rings‘ audience was male, meaning young women (54 percent female, 67 percent under the age of 25) drove its ticket sales. Walter Daran/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
After expanding its theater count by 830 on Friday, Garth Davis’ awards contender Lion   grows 70.6 percent to an estimated $4 million at No. On a modest $9 million budget, the James McAvoy-fronted thriller has earned $98.7 million after 17 days in the U.S. Lion – $4 million
9. Night Shyamalan. 1 domestic position for three weeks in a row since the studio debuted Straight Outta Compton in 2015. Spending their fifth consecutive week inside the domestic top five, best picture Oscar nominees Hidden Figures   and La La Land   — which won Damien Chazelle a   best director victory at Saturday’s DGA Awards   — round out the first half of the weekend chart, occupying the No. 24, has quickly   cemented itself as the best picture frontrunner, with massive worldwide box office numbers ($268.3 million and counting) likely fueling its good standing with Academy voters. Split marks the first Universal release to have held the No. Hidden Figures – $10.1 million
5. Per comScore analysis, overall box office is down around 2.8 percent from the same frame last year. 4 and No. Rings – $13 million
3. Coming in at No. Javier Gutierrez, is poised to take a steep dive   across its second three-day frame in the coming   days, as polled moviegoers on CinemaScore gave the picture a lowly C- grade. The Space Between Us – $3.8 million
10. 3 is the controversy-laden family title A Dog’s Purpose, which dips around 40 percent for a sophomore frame finish of $10.8 million. Bowing at No. La La Land, which scored a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations on Jan. and Canada thus far, with another $44 million   coming from international territories ($14.6 million of which comes from 41 markets this weekend). The film is now the highest-grossing title in Ryan Gosling’s filmography and the eighth highest-grossing movie musical of all time. Rings,   directed by   F. The film still has 24 major markets on deck in the months ahead, including Mexico, France, and South Korea through the end of February. International grosses bring the movie’s global total to a healthy $28.2 million, with a stellar $2.7 million pouring in from Brazil, where, according to the studio, the film outperformed its pre-tracking numbers by 83 percent for a premiere gross above similar horror entries like Woman in Black, Mama, Lights Out, and Don’t Breathe. A Dog’s Purpose – $10.8 million
4. Squaring off against a new entry in the aging Ring   franchise that once competed against his former hits like Signs and Unbreakable as early-2000s genre juggernauts, Split   has   threepeated atop the North American box office, adding an estimated $14.6 million to its ballooning total, according to data compiled by analytics company   comScore. 3-5 box office estimates below. No matter how you slice it, Split is a bonafide hit for M. 5 slots with $10.1 million and $7.5 million respectively. 2 nearly 12 years after the last installment in the iconic horror series opened to an astounding $35 million, Rings   opens to an estimated $13 million at 2,931 locations — just about halving its reported $25 million production budget. xXx: Return of Xander Cage – $3.7 million

Show Full Article 1. Sing – $4 million
8. The film notches the second largest genre opening of all time in the country, falling short of 2016’s   The Conjuring 2. Split – $14.6 million
2. 8 this weekend, followed by the new Robert De Niro/Leslie Mann vehicle The Comedian, which pulls in a disappointing $1.1 million from 848 locations at No.

New ‘Twin Peaks’ teaser serves up ‘damn good coffee’

Let’s hope there are no   fish in the percolator when Twin Peaks returns Sunday, May 21 at 9 p.m. The promo coincides with Showtime’s continued airing of past Twin Peaks episodes on Sundays at 7 p.m. ET. Showtime has debuted a nostalgic teaser (above) for its block of Twin Peaks programming that features a supercut of scenes showing lead actor Kyle MacLachlan in character as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper enjoying a fresh cup of joe. Show Full Article ET on Showtime. Whether supplied by lovable office secretary Lucy (Kimmy Robertson) or served at the Great Northern’s hotel cafe, Cooper (and the rest of Twin Peaks‘ quirky characters) enjoyed many a pot of coffee as they   pondered   the murder of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), an affinity which inspired countless fan-made memes and even pilgrimages to Twedes Cafe, the North Bend, Washington   restaurant   that posed   as the Double R Diner (known for its coffee and pie) in the series’ fictional, titular town. It’s time for a Twin Peaks pick-me-up. Since the show’s debut in 1990 on ABC, 30 episodes — and a feature-length movie prequel, subtitled Fire Walk with Me — have been released. The network will unveil 18 new episodes this summer, all directed by Lynch.

‘Saturday Night Live’ recap: Kristen Stewart

All in all, the monologue seemed destined to be the most memorable and talked-about aspect of the show. He can do much better! Or, as Baldwin summed up the situation, “When the Jews are away the goys will play!”

Trump also featured heavily in host Kristen Stewart’s monologue, during which she gamely, and surprisingly, mined her own personal history to recall his tweets about her former relationship with Robert Pattinson and Trump’s repeated recommendation to Pattinson that he not get back with his Twilight costar after they split up. — Donald J. And then this happened…
Best Sketch: Sean Spicer Press Conference
No offense to Melissa McCarthy, but if you had asked me before last night who should portray White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, the Bridesmaids and Gilmore Girls star might well have not featured among my top 1,000 choices — which is proof positive as to why your writer should never be consulted about such things. There were too many highlights to mention here; to be honest, the whole sketch was one big highlight — but the moment when McCarthy picked up the press secretary podium to physically assault Vanessa Bayer’s journalist for asking, “Are you okay?” literally brought tears to this writer’s eyes. Stewart again proved herself game as a college student recalling her boozy misadventures at a college meet-up for underage imbibers and her refusal to replace her beanie and thus save everyone from having to see her ill-advised “no-hawk” was a nice running gag. Despite the fact that Stewart insisted this really happened and the fact that Donald Trump is, well, Donald Trump, your writer cannot have been the only person who immediately started Googling to find out if she was kidding. But, really, the award has to go to McCarthy. But as a green card holder myself, it ultimately seemed less funny than out-and-out terrifying. True, she was a guest performer, but what a performance, and it’s a safe bet that she will have a gig depicting Spicer on the show for as long as she likes — or, at least, for as long as he keeps his. Last night, he began confidently with an assault on the president: “Donald Trump has signed 18 executive orders in his first 12 days as president. Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. “What are you hungry for?” replied Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again–just watch. This actually made me want to buy some Totino’s way more than the product’s actual commercial, which screened later in the night.)

Best Short Honorable Mention: Welcome Video
This sharp takedown of Trump’s recent executive order on immigration may actually be as good, if not better, than the Totino’s video. New rule! “What about my hungry guys?” asked Bayer. Worst Sketch: Dry Fridays
There’s nothing inherently wrong about mining comedy from binge-drinking or even alcoholism — but if you’re going to tackle a subject like that, you’d really better make sure to come up with better material. Weekend Update Highlights
Michael Che’s easygoing and decidedly un-anchor-like demeanor behind the Weekend Update desk can be a genuine delight, but at times he has looked like the comedy horse is getting away from him. Turns out she wasn’t. Show Full Article The previous new show may technically have aired just 14 days ago, but that’s more like 14   months in Trump-time and last night’s SNL struggled to even list, let alone lampoon, the different ways this country’s new commander-in-chief has been fulfilling his campaign promises/hastening a global apocalypse (depending on your political mindset). Now, that sounds like a lot, but keep in mind that — it is a lot.” However, Che later saw that aforementioned nag gallop straight out of view as he mangled a joke about Bill O’Reilly’s interview with Trump so badly that he decided to take another crack at it with barely more intelligible results, all the while telling co-anchor Colin Jost to “Shut up,” albeit in a tongue-in-cheek fashion. (The unintended kicker? But I will say that, for better or worse, the Canadian songbird’s warbling did not overly distract your writer as he set about fact-checking Stewart’s monologue and mentally rescreening the Sean Spicer sketch. But “Dry Fridays” still felt like a glass half-empty situation. Because I’m hosting SNL and I’m, like, so gay, dude”) and accidentally dropped the f-bomb (“We’ve got a good show and I totally care that I’m here because it’s the coolest f–king thing ever”). note: Some of the parts discussed here were edited out of Weekend Update before the clips were put on Hulu.)

Best Musical Moment: “Scars to Your Beautiful”
I can’t say I gave Alessia Cara’s performance of her hit my full attention. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2012
Stewart also made a rare public reference to her sexuality (“Donald, if you didn’t like me then, you’re really probably not going to like me now. “Bad hombres.” All of these, and many more, were touched on in the cold open, which found Alec Baldwin’s Trump and a Grim Reaper-ized Steve Bannon cutting a swathe (or should that be scythe?) through the world of international diplomacy while Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner were away marking Shabbat. Kellyanne Conway’s Bowling Green massacre gaffe. Jost himself later screwed up outro-ing Kenan Thompson — who reprised his reliably amusing turn as David Ortiz — which prompted Che to improv the best Update line of the night: “You just saved my job.” (Ed. The Trump administration’s insistence that pretty much everyone loves the Muslim ban. Bush. McCarthy’s depiction of Spicer as the lies-spouting, bastard child of an angry Mickey Rooney and Roddy Piper in They Live was an instant classic — an impersonation that captures something true about the real-life person while managing to be a hilarious character in its own right, comically comparable to Kate McKinnon’s Conway or even Will Ferrell’s George W. The Muslim ban. Oh, also: “Radical moose-lambs.”

Best Short: Totino’s with Kristen Stewart
In last year’s pre-Super Bowl Totino’s commercial parody, Vanessa Bayer’s pizza rolls-dispensing wife of Beck Bennett’s football nut discovered that her hubby and his fellow “hungry guys” weren’t sports fans at all but rather black-eyed monsters as the short transformed into an X-Files   ad. This time around, Bayer’s character enjoyed a happier, and sexier, change in her fortunes as Stewart, playing the sultry sister of Alex Moffat’s character, began putting the moves on her hostess. Before long, the two   were speaking French, getting naked, and utilizing a certain salty snack as a foreplay tool. Either Donald Trump has to cool his boots or Saturday Night Live has to stop taking weeks off. Cast MVP: Melissa McCarthy
This was a tough call, with Bayer, Bennett, Thompson, McKinnon, and Pete Davidson, among others, all ably enhancing multiple sketches. Trump’s criticisms of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hosting of The Apprentice. The “unfair” media. Inauguration crowd size. The proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall and Trump’s insistence that Mexico will pay for it.

Kristen Stewart, Vanessa Bayer flirt over pizza rolls in ‘SNL’ sketch

Then one of his friend’s brings his sister (Stewart), who Bayer quickly connects with. Show Full Article “Babe, what’s taking so long with those Totino’s?” Bayer’s impatient husband (Beck Bennett) calls out at one point. Watch the full sketch above. The commercial turns into a softly lit romance complete with French dialogue, slow dancing, and a   Titanic-style drawing of Stewart holding a pizza roll. “You girls making out back there?” Actually, they are. Pizza rolls bring people together — including Kristen Stewart and Vanessa Bayer, who form a romantic bond over the Totino’s snack in a sketch from this weekend’s   Saturday Night Live. At first, Bayer is just making Totino’s pizza rolls alone in the kitchen while her husband and his male friends watch the Super Bowl in the living room.

Martha Stewart fires off weed puns with Snoop Dogg in T-Mobile Super Bowl ad

“Pot?” she says as she lifts the top off   of a Dutch oven. “Might even say it’s all that and a bag of —” Snoop Dogg comments before Stewart interrupts with, “purple cushy throw pillows?” She keeps the marijuana puns coming: “Herb-roasted lamb chop?” she tries. Martha Stewart is fired up about T-Mobile’s unlimited data in a new Super Bowl commercial that debuted online ahead of the game Sunday. “Can of bisque?” That one gets a “maybe” from Snoop. “Greenery?” she offers, suddenly surrounded by plants. It was renewed for a second season soon after premiering. Show Full Article The Super Bowl kicks off Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on Fox. Watch the ad above to see which of Stewart’s reefer references finally gets the OK from Snoop. This isn’t the first time the two have teamed up: Stewart and Snoop began hosting   Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,   a show that features the duo entertaining celebrity guests,   on VH1 in 2016.

‘Zootopia,’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ win big at Annie Awards

– Character Animator: Lucio Mennillo, Character: Donatello Vision, Character Animator: Martine Quesnel, Character: Leonardo Vision, Character Animator: Alexandre Cheff, Character: Donatello LARP, Character Animator: Laura Gorrie, Character: Leatherhead LARP, Lead Animator: Guillaume Charrin, Character: Raphael Vision
Titanf all 2 –   Respawn Entertainment, LLC   – Character Animator: Ranon Sarono, Character: Jack Cooper, BT-7274, Weapons, Character Animator: Shawn Wilson, Character: BT-7274, Creatures, Lead Animator: Mark Grigsby Character: BT- 7274, Jack Cooper, Viper, Weapons, Lead Animator: Paul Messerly Character: BT-7274, Jack Cooper, AI, Character Animator: Moy Parra Character: BT-7274, Villains
Uncharted 4: A Thief ‘s End –   Naughty Dog   – Lead Animator: Jeremy Yates Character: All, Lead Animator: Almudena Soria Character: All, Lead Animator: Eric Baldwin Character: All, Lead Animator: Paul Davies Character: All, Lead Animator: Tom Bland Character: All
Witcher 3 Expansion Packs – Character Animation Reel –   CDProjekt Red   – Lead Animator: Sebastian Kalemba, Character: Directing role

Outstanding Achievement, Character Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Counterfeit Cat – Episode: 28 Seconds Later –   Tricon Kids & Family and Wildseed Kids- Art Director: Raphaël Chabassol Character: Full cast: Max, Gark, Betty, etc. Elwood, Editor: Alex McDonnell

Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated Feature Production

April and the Extraordinary World –   Je Suis Bien Content, Studiocanal   – Editor: Nazim Meslem
Kubo and the Two Strings –   LAIKA   – Editor: Christopher Murrie
Moana –   Walt Disney Animation Studios   – Editor: Jeff Draheim
SAUSAGE PARTY –   Columbia Pictures Annapurna Pictures   – Editor: Kevin Pavlovic
Zootopia –   Walt Disney Animation Studios   – Nominee: Fabienne Rawley – Editor: Jeremy Milton

JURIED AWARDS
Winsor McCay Award – for their career contributions to the art of animation

Dale Baer
Caroline Leaf
Mamoru Oshii

Ub Iwerks Award – for technical advancement in the art of animation

Google Spotlight’s Virtual Reality Platform

Special Achievement Award

Life, Animated

June Foray Award – for their significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation

Bill & Sue Kroyer

Certificate of Merit

Leslie Ezeh
Gary Perkovac

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Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

A Love Story –   Passion Pictures   – Director: Saschka Unseld
Adventure Time – Episode: Bad Jubies –   Cartoon Network Studios   – Director: Kirsten Lepore
Open Season: Scared Silly – Episode: Open Season: Scared Silly –   Sony Pictures Animation   – Director: David Feiss
Pearl –   Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures   – Director: Patrick Osborne
Wander Over Yonder – Episode: My Fair Hatey –   Disney Television Animation   – Director: Dave Thomas, Director: Eddie Trigueros, Director: Justin Nichols

Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated Feature Production

Kubo and the Two Strings –   LAIKA- Director: Travis Knight
My Life As A Zucchini –   Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Productions, Gebeka Films, KNM   – Director: Claude Barras
The Red Turtle –   Studio Ghibli – Wild Bunch – Why Not Productions   – Director: MICHAEL DUDOK DE WIT
Your Name. A complete stream of the Annie ceremony — featuring presenters like Jenna Elfman, Kobe Bryant, and Moana voice actress Auli’i Cravalho — is available   here. Entertainment/Participant Media
Pear Cider and Cigarettes – Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation

Best Animated Short Subject

Blind Vaysha – National Film Board of Canada
Deer Flower – Studio ZAZAC
Path Title Sequence – Acme Filmworks
Pearl – Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures
Piper – Pixar Animation Studios

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial

Duelyst – Powerhouse Animation Studios, Inc. The Snowy Day –   Amazon Studios and Karrot Entertainment   – Lead Animator: Rob Thomson Character: Peter, Mom, Nana + all characters included in reel
Tumble Leaf –   Episode: Thinking Outside The Hoop / Fig’s Hay- Maze-ing Wander – Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment   – Lead Animator: Dan MacKenzie Character: Fig, Hedge, Stick, Okra, Maple, Pine, Buckeye, Gourd, Chickens
Tumble Leaf –   Episode: Mighty Mud Movers / Having A Ball – Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment   – Lead Animator: Joe Heinen Character: Fig, Hedge, Stick, Buckeye, Pine, Beetles

Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Feature Production

Finding Dory –   Pixar Animation Studios   – Character Development and Animation: Erick Oh Character: All Characters
Kubo and the Two Strings –   LAIKA   – Animator: Jan Maas Character: Multiple
Kung Fu Panda 3 –   DreamWorks Animation   – Animation Supervisor: Ludovic Bouancheau, Character: Various
Zootopia –   Walt Disney Animation Studios   – Animator : Dave Hardin Character: Judy Hopps, Stu Hopps, Bonnie Hopps, Chief Bogo, Nick Wilde
Zootopia –   Walt Disney Animation Studios   – Animator : Chad Sellers Character: Mr. Also nominated in the Academy’s top category for animated films,   Kubo and the Two Strings earned three Annies for its production design, character design, and editorial production. / Disney XD   – Starring: Lars Mikkelsen Character: Grand Admiral Thrawn
The Mr. Coony
Effects Lead: John M. Inkwood, Cornelius (Octopus), Atomic Android, incidental characters
DreamWorks Trollhunters –   Episode: Becoming, Part 1, DreamWorks Animation Television,   Character Animator: Mike Chaffe Character: Blinky, Aaarrrgghh!! On top of victories for its character design, Jason Bateman’s voice acting, and Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s co-direction, the Disney production earned the International Animated Film Association’s top honor, taking the best animated feature award over   Finding Dory, Kubo and the Two Strings, Kung Fu Panda 3, and Moana. / Disney XD, Editor: Joe E. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc. Otterton, Duke Weaselton, Misc. Peabody & Sherman Show – Episode: Ponce de León –   DreamWorks Animation Television   – Cast: Carlos Alazaraqui Character: Ponce de León

Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production

Kubo and the Two Strings –   LAIKA   – Kubo: Art Parkinson Character: Kubo
Moana –   Walt Disney Animation Studios   – Voice Actress: Auli’i Cravalho Character: Moana
STORKS –   Warner Animation Group   – Voice of Tulip : Katie Crown Character: Tulip
Trolls –   DreamWorks Animation   – Cast: Zooey Deschanel Character: Bridget
Zootopia –   Walt Disney Animation Studios   – Voice Actor: Jason Bateman Character: Nick Wilde

Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Bob’s Burgers – Episode: The Hormone-iums –   Bento Box Entertainment   – Writer: Lizzie Molyneux, Writer: Wendy Molyneux
Gravity Falls – Episode: Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls –   Disney TV Animation   – Writer: Shion Takeuchi, Writer: Mark Rizzo, Writer: Jeff Rowe, Writer: Josh Weinstein, Writer: Alex Hirsch
Puffin Rock – The First Snow – Episode: 59 –   Cartoon Saloon, Dog Ears, Penguin Random House   – Writer: Davey Moore
The Simpsons – Barthood – Episode: Barthood –   Gracie Films in Association with 20th Century Fox Television   – Writer: Dan Greaney
The Simpsons – The Burns Cage – Episode: The Burns Cage –   Gracie Films in Association with 20th Century Fox Television   – Writer: Rob LaZebnik

Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated Feature Production

Kubo and the Two Strings –   LAIKA   – Writer: Marc Haimes, Writer: Chris Butler
My Life As A Zucchini –   Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Productions, Gebeka Films, KNM   – Writer: Céline Sciamma
The Red Turtle –   Studio Ghibli – Wild Bunch – Why Not Productions   – Writer: Michael Dudok de Wit, Writer: Pascale Ferran
Zootopia –   Walt Disney Animation Studios   – Writer: Jared Bush, Writer: Phil Johnston

Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

All Hail King Julien – Episode: King Julien Superstar! Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children

Ask the StoryBots – Episode: Why Do I Have to Brush My Teeth? “Animation’s positive impact on communities worldwide was   evident throughout the evening. Since the Academy introduced a separate category for animated films in 2002, the Annies’ best feature winner has gone on to win the corresponding Oscar 10 times. – JibJab Bros. DreamWorks Trollhunters – Episode: Win, Lose or Draal –   DreamWorks Animation Television   – Character Designer: Victor Maldonado, Character: All Characters, Character Designer: Alfredo Torres, Character: All Characters, Character Designer: Jules Rigolle Character: All Characters
Pig Goat Banana Cricket – Episode: It’s Time to Slumber Party –   Nickelodeon   – Character Designer: Jennifer Wood, Character: Cricket with Turbine Nose, Burgerstein Nose Picking, Pig Window Squished, Moms Raisin, Angry Old Raisin Toothless, Angry Old Raisin Falling, Pig Melting, Incidental Adult 0014 Army, Sergeant Broseph Red Eyes, General Potato, Goat Soldier Dizz
Rain or Shine –   Google Spotlight Stories/Nexus Studios   – Character Design: Robin Davey Character: Multiple
Wander Over Yonder – Episode: The Night Out –   Disney Television Animation   – Character Designer: Benjamin Balistreri, Character: multiple characters

Outstanding Achievement, Character Design in an Animated Feature Production

Kubo and the Two Strings –   LAIKA   – Character Designer: Shannon Tindle, Character: Multiple
Moana –   Walt Disney Animation Studios   – Art Director Characters: Bill Schwab, Character: Moana, Maui, Pua, Heihei, Tamatoa, Kakamora, Lalotai Characters (Realm of Monsters), Visual Development Artist: Jin Kim Character: Moana, Maui, Gramma Tala, Sina, Ancestor, Wayfinders, Lalotai Characters (Realm of Monsters), Te Kā
The Secret Life of Pets –   Illumination Entertainment   – Character Design by: Eric Guillon Character: All
Trolls –   DreamWorks Animation   – Art Director: Tim Lamb Character: Trolls, Character Designer: Craig Kellman, Character: Bergens
Zootopia –   Walt Disney Animation Studios   – Character Design : Cory Loftis Character: Nick Wilde, Judy Hopps, Flash, Chief Bogo, Clawhauser, Mr. and Mrs. / Disney XD   – Composer: Kevin Kiner

Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders –   Warner Bros. Best Animated Feature  

Finding Dory – Pixar Animation Studios
Kubo and the Two Strings – LAIKA
Kung Fu Panda 3 – DreamWorks Animation
Moana – Walt Disney Animation Studios
Zootopia – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Animated Feature – Independent

Long Way North – Produced by Sacrebleu Productions, Maybe Movies, Norlum Studios, France 3 Cinéma and 2 Minutes
Miss Hokusai – Production I.G
My Life As A Zucchini – Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Productions, Gebeka Films, KNM
The Red Turtle – Studio Ghibli – Wild Bunch – Why Not Productions
Your Name. Zootopia   climbed yet another rung on the road toward the Oscars,   leading the pack of 2017 Annie Awards   contenders with six total wins   at last night’s ceremony. Best Student Film

Citipati – Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
FISHWITCH – Adrienne Dowling
The Abyss – Liying Huang
The Wrong End of the Stick – Terri Matthews
Twiddly Things – Adara Todd

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES
Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects in an   Animated Production

Kubo and the Two Strings   – LAIKA –   Lead Effects Artist: David Horsley, CG Look Development Lead: Eric Wachtman, Senior Compositor: Timur Khodzhaev, Compositor: Daniel Leatherdale, Lead CG Lighter: Terrance Tornberg
Kung Fu Panda 3 –   DreamWorks Animation –   Effects Sequence Lead: Matt Titus, Effects Sequence Lead: Jeff Budsberg, Effects Sequence Lead: Carl Hooper, Effects Sequence Lead: Louis Flores, Effects Sequence Lead: Jason Mayer
Moana –   Walt Disney Animation Studios –   Head of Effects Animation: Marlon West, Effects Lead: Erin V. / Amazon Studios
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life – CBS Films/J.P. We saw a huge number of projects, great diversity   of subjects and styles and increasing international participation,” Frank Gladstone,   Annie Awards executive producer, said in a statement. On the specialty   front, festival favorite The Red Turtle,   a Studio Ghibli release that   had its world premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival last May, earned the organization’s best animated independent film award, while the animated effects in several live-action films (Doctor Strange, The Jungle Book) also earned individual   Annie accolades. Ramos, Effects Lead: Blair Pierpont, Foundation Effects Lead: Ian J. –   CoMix Wave Films   – Director: Makoto Shinkai
Zootopia –   Walt Disney Animation Studios   – Director: Byron Howard, Director: Rich Moore

Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Bob’s Burgers – Episode: Glued, Where’s My Bob? Jones, Senior Animation Supervior: Paul Story, Animation Supervisor: Dennis Yoo, Motion Editor: Eteuati Tema, Senior Facial Modeller: Andrei Coval
Warcraft – Orcs –   Legendary/ Universal   – Animation Supervisor: Hal Hickel, Digital Artist : Jee Young Park, Digital Artist: Kai-Hua Lan, Animation Supervisor: Cedric Lo, Animation Supervisor: KimHuat Ooi

Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Video Game

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends –   Ludia Inc. –   DreamWorks Animation Television   – Editor: David Craig, Editor: Jeff Adams
Bob’s Burgers – Episode: Sea Me Now –   Bento Box Entertainment   – Editor: Mark Seymour, Editor: Chuck Smith, Editor: Eric Davidson
Disney Mickey Mouse – Episode: Sock Burglar –   Disney Television Animation   – Editor: Illya Owens
Gravity Falls – Episode: Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls –   Disney TV Animation- Editor: Kevin Locarro, Editor: Andrew Sorcini, Editor: Nancy Frazen, Editor: Tony Mizgalski
Star Wars Rebels – Episode: #2-24: “Twilight of the Apprentice” –   Lucasfilm Ltd. Weenie
Splash and Bubbles – Episode: #102 “I Only Have Eyespots”/”Double Bubbles” –   The Jim Henson Company and Herschend Entertainment –   Puppeteer: Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Character: Bubbles
Star Wars Rebels – Episode: #3-05: “Hera’s Heroes” –   Lucasfilm Ltd. J. Big, Koslov, Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde, Flash

Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Live Action Production

Captain America: Civil War – Spider-man –   Marvel Studios   – ILM Animation Supervisor: Steve Rawlins, CG Lead Artist: Ebrahim Jahromi, Associate Animation Supervisor: Cedric Lo,
CG Lead Artist: Stephen King, Digital Artist: Yair Gutierrez
Games of Thrones Battle of the Bastards – Series 6 Episode 9 –   HBO   – Visual Effects By Iloura: Nicholas Tripodi, Visual Effects By Iloura: Dean Elliott, Visual Effects By Iloura: James Hollingworth, Visual Effects By Iloura: Matt Weaver
The Jungle Book –   Walt Disney Pictures   – Animation Supervisor: Andrew R. Animation   – Composer: Kristopher Carter, Composer: Lolita Ritmanis, Composer: Michael McCuistion
Sing –   Illumination Entertainment   – Composer: Joby Talbot
The Little Prince –   Netflix and On Animation Studios   – Composer: Hans Zimmer, Composer: Richard Harvey, Composer/Lyricist: Camille (no last name)
The Red Turtle –   Studio Ghibli – Wild Bunch – Why Not Productions   – Composer: LAURENT PEREZ DEL MAR
The Secret Life of Pets –   Illumination Entertainment   – Composer: Alexandre Desplat

Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Adventure TIme – Episode: Bad Jubies –   Bix Pix Entertainment Cartoon Network Frederator Studios   – Production Design: Jason Kolowski
Pearl –   Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures   – Production Design: Tuna Bora
Puffin Rock – Episode: The First Snow –   Cartoon Saloon, Dog Ears and Penguin for Netflix   – Production Design: Lily Bernard
Rain or Shine –   Google Spotlight Stories/Nexus Studios   – Production Design: Robin Davey
The Mr. – Bento Box Entertainment
BoJack Horseman – Episode: Fish Out Of Water – Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix
Long Live the Royals – Episode: Punk Show – Cartoon Network Studios
The Simpsons – Barthood – Episode: Barthood- Gracie Films in Association with 20th Century Fox Television
The Venture Bros – Episode: Hostile Makeover – Titmouse, Inc. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer – Plastic Wax
Lily & the Snowman – Hornet
Loteria ‘Night Shift’ – Passion Pictures Ltd
The Importance of Paying Attention: Teeth – Bill Plympton Studio & J. On Jan. Check out the full list of 2017 Annie Awards winners (bolded per the Annie’s official website) below. Peabody & Sherman Show – Episode: The Wrath of Hughes –   DreamWorks Animation Television   – Production Design: Kevin Dart, Production Design: Sylvia Liu, Production Design: Chris Turnham, Production Design: Eastwood Wong

Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated Feature Production

Kubo and the Two Strings –   LAIKA   – Production Design: Nelson Lowry, Production Design: Trevor Dalmer, Production Design: August Hall, Production Design: Ean McNamara
Kung Fu Panda 3 –   DreamWorks Animation   – Production Design: Raymond Zibach, Production Design: Max Boas
The Little Prince –   Netflix and On Animation Studio   – Production Design: Lou Romano, Production Design: Alexander Juhasz, Production Design: Celine Desrumaux
Trolls –   DreamWorks Animation   – Production Design: Kendal Cronkhite, Production Design: Tim Lamb
Zootopia –   Walt Disney Animation Studios   – Production Design: David Goetz, Production Design: Matthias Lechner

Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Atomic Puppet – Episode: Sick Day –   Mercury Filmworks, Gaumont Animation, Technicolor   – Storyboard Artist: Kyle Marshall
Disney Mickey Mouse – Episode: Road Hogs –   Disney Television Animation   – Storyboard Artist: Heiko Von Drengenberg
DreamWorks Trollhunters – Episode: Win, Lose or Draal –   DreamWorks Animation Television   – Storyboard Artist: Hyunjoo Song
Milo Murphy’s Law – Episode: “Going the Extra Milo” –   Disney Television Animation   – Storyboard Artist: Dan Povenmire, Storyboard Artist: Kyle Menke
The Adventures of Puss in Boots – Episode: Prey Time –   DreamWorks Animation Television   – Storyboard Artist: Ben Juwono

Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production

Finding Dory –   Pixar Animation Studios   – Storyboard Artist: Trevor Jimenez
Kubo and the Two Strings –   LAIKA   – Storyboard Artist: Mark Garcia
Moana –   Walt Disney Animation Studios   – Storyboard Artist: Normand Lemay
Trolls –   DreamWorks Animation   – Storyboard Artist: Claire Morrissey
Zootopia –   Walt Disney Animation Studios   – Storyboard Artist: Dean Wellins

Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

BoJack Horseman – Episode: Multiple Episodes –   Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix   – Starring: Alison Brie Character: Diane Nguyen
Open Season: Scared Silly – Episode: Open Season: Scared Silly –   Sony Pictures Animation   – Voice Actor: Will Townsend Character: Mr. –   Bento Box Entertainment   – Composer: Loren Bouchard, Composer: John Dylan Keith
Disney Mickey Mouse – Episode: Dancevidaniya –   Disney Television Animation   – Composer: Christopher Willis
DreamWorks Trollhunters – Episode: Becoming, Part 1 –   DreamWorks Animation Television   – Composer: Alexandre Desplat, Composer: Tim Davies
Pearl –   Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures   – Lyrics: Alexis Harte; Composers: Alexis Harte, JJ Wiesler and Scot Stafford
Star Wars Rebels – Episode: #2-24: “Twilight of the Apprentice” –   Lucasfilm Ltd. Jones, Animation Supervisor: Peta Bayley, Animation Supervisor: Gabriele Zucchelli, Character Supervisor: Benjamin Jones
The Jungle Book –   Walt Disney Pictures   – Animation Supervisor: Andrew R. Studios for Netflix
Peg + Cat – Episode: The Disappearing Art – Problem – The Fred Rogers Company/ 9ate7 Productions
Puffin Rock – The First Snow – Episode: 59 – Cartoon Saloon, Dog Ears, Penguin Random House
The Stinky & Dirty Show – Episode: Squeak – Amazon Studios and Brown Bag Films
Tumble Leaf – Episode: Mighty Mud Movers / Having a Ball – Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children

Adventure Time – Episode: Bad Jubies – Bix Pix Entertainment Cartoon Network Frederator Studios
Voltron Legendary Defender – Episode: Return of the Gladiator – DreamWorks Animation Television
Elena of Avalor – Episode: A Day to Remember – Disney Television Animation
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Episode: Trans-Dimensional Turtles – Nickelodeon
Wander Over Yonder – Episode: My Fair Hatey – Disney Television Animation

Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production

Bob’s Burgers – Episode: Glued, Where’s My Bob? Kosnik
The Red Turtle   – Studio Ghibli – Wild Bunch – Why Not Productions –   Special Effects Supervisor: Mouloud Oussid
Zootopia –   Walt Disney Animation Studios –   Effects Lead: Thom Wickes, Effects Lead: Henrik Fält, Effects Animator: Dong Joo Byun, Effects Animator: Rattanin Sirinaruemarn, Effects Animator: Sam Klock

Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects in a Live Action Production

Deepwater Horizon – The Rig –   Lionsgate –   Effects TD Supervisor: Raul Essig, Digital Artist : Mark Chataway, Lead Digital Artist : George Kuruvilla, Digital Artist : Mihai Cioroba
Doctor Strange – Mirror Dimension –   Marvel Studios –   FX Supervisor: Georg Kaltenbrunner, Digital Artist : Michael Marcuzzi, Digital Artist : Thomas Bevan, Digital Artist : Andrew Graham, Digital Artist: Jihyun Yoon
Ghostbusters –   Iloura –   Snr FX Animator: Chris   Young, FX Animator: Van Aarde Krynauw, FX Artist: Alexa Dodic, Compositing Supervisor: Gabriel Reichle
The BFG –   Amblin Entertainment Walt Disney Pictures   – Lead Effects TD: Claude Schitter, Senior Previs Animator: Benjaman Folkman, Senior Effects TD: Gary Boyle, FX Supervisor: David Caeiro, CG Supervisor: Luke Millar
Warcraft – Magic –   Legendary/ Universal   – FX Supervisor: John Hansen, Lead Artist : George Kuruvilla, Lead Artist : Alexis Hall, Lead Artist : Gordon Chapman, Lead Artist : Ben O’Brien

Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Atomic Puppet –   Mercury Filmworks, Gaumont Animation, Technicolor –   Character Animator: Barry Kennedy, Character: Disastro, Phil Felt, Joey Felt, Old Man, Atomic Puppet, Mookie, Vivian Felt, Smoke Monster, Principal Wartickle, Sword Sister (Paulina), Were-chicken, Chicken, Mr. Big, Fru Fru, Koslov, Bellwether, Yax, Finnick, Doug, Mr. – CoMix Wave Films

Best Animated Special Production

Audrie & Daisy – A production of AfterImage Public Media in association with Actual Films for Netflix
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll – DreamWorks Animation
Little Big Awesome – Titmouse, Inc. It was a great night.”
Of 2016’s top 10 earners at the domestic box office, four titles — Finding Dory ($486.3 million), The Secret Life of Pets ($368.4 million), Zootopia ($341.3 million), and Sing ($262.9 million and counting) — were animated. “It was a big year for animation all around. 24, Kubo, the fourth feature film from stop-motion studio Laika,   became the first animated feature to bag a nod in the Academy’s best visual effects category since 1993’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

‘SNL’ sends up Donald Trump’s immigration order in border control sketch

“Effective immediately, all visitors will be subject to extreme vetting procedures, including a highly detailed questionnaire.” He then shows the camera this “highly detailed questionnaire,” which simply asks “Are you Muslim?”
By the end, Bennett’s reacting to Friday’s news that a federal judge lifted Trump’s ban. “No, please, I just made the whole video!”

Watch the full clip above. Cecily Strong kicks off the clip by saying “hello” in a variety of different languages and welcoming viewers to the United States. Saturday Night Live   didn’t air an episode the weekend Donald Trump signed his controversial executive order on immigration, but they   weighed in on it a   week later with a pre-taped sketch spoofing a U.S. The clip eventually relocates to an office where Bennett is sitting. “Be sure to pay attention, and we’ll get you going as soon as —” she says before she’s interrupted by an off-screen narrator (Beck Bennett) who reveals, “Portions of this video have been recently edited.”
From there, she tells watchers they need a valid passport from their country of origin — with one note: “Not including Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, or Yemen, and maybe Australia, we’ll see,” Bennett chimes in. “A judge blocked the ban?” he says over the phone. customs welcome video. Show Full Article

Taylor Swift says Super Bowl pre-party is her only 2017 tour date

Swift and Malik previously released the music video for the track, which appears on the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, on Jan. Show Full Article Following an opening DJ set by Orange Is the New Black‘s   Ruby Rose, the 27-year-old pop star also performed a stripped, live rendition of her Zayn Malik collaboration “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” for the first time at the event, softly crooning the song with a black guitar in hand. Watch Swift belt   an acoustic version of “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” above. 26. The 10-time Grammy winner headlined the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night pre-Super Bowl concert Saturday night, when she confirmed to the   crowd   gathered   at the Texas city’s   Club Nomadic — which included John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Chris Evans, Lea Michele, and members of the United States’ 2016 Olympic team — that she would not embark on a concert tour in 2017. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Taylor Swift just gave Houston the ultimate pre-Super Bowl warm-up, debuting the first live performance of her latest hit   and sharing some unexpected news in the process. “By coming to this show tonight you are attending 100 percent of this year’s tour dates,” she revealed. The cut has thus far peaked at No.