Joanna Adams

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Joanna is a producer at Canada's most-watched entertainment news show, etalk. Her obsessive Oscar knowledge has contributed to back-to-back etalk's Canadian Screen Award nominations for "Best Talk Program or Series." She also works as an associate news editor at HuffPost Canada.


John Krasinski SDs with "best boss" Steve Carell

Joanna Posted by Joanna at March 31, 2020 15:56:26 March 31, 2020 15:56:26
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In another world, John Krasinski would have hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time over the weekend, fulfilling a childhood dream. Instead, he posted his first Some Good News broadcast to YouTube from a Weekend Update-like desk late on Sunday, in front of a logo created by his daughters, and gave the people what they want: a reunion with his "best boss ever" from The Office, Steve Carell. Full Story

Ethan Hawke's SD Instagram Live 

Joanna Posted by Joanna at March 20, 2020 15:06:34 March 20, 2020 15:06:34
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The four-time Oscar nominee teased another "Before" trilogy sequel, opened up about parenting, jealousy, and more in a new interview. Celebrities are doing what they can to keep themselves busy while social distancing, for better or for worse. Seth Rogen is livetweeting Cats, Debbie Allen is giving dance classes over Instagram, Justin Bieber is perfecting his TikTok moves in Canada Full Story

JLD’s First Oscars

Joanna Posted by Joanna at February 4, 2020 20:11:37 February 4, 2020 20:11:37
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is presenting at the Oscars this weekend – for this first time. Sunday night will mark her Oscars debut, as a guest or presenter. You’re surprised, right?  Sure, Julia has never been nominated, but she came pretty close during the 2013-2014 awards season with Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said (which I loved), earning a Golden Globe nomination and Critics’ Choice honour for her buzzy, tender performance opposite the late James Gandolfini. Full Story

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Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach: “indie couple goals” on Netflix’s big night

Joanna Posted by Joanna at December 3, 2019 20:01:54 December 3, 2019 20:01:54
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Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach wore matching Raf Simons Laura Dern sweaters while presenting her with a special Tribute prize at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York last night. According to Greta, the real-life filmmaking couple had "been looking for an excuse to wear our Laura Dern sweaters" and seized the opportunity. Full Story

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Eddie and Jamie steal the show 

Joanna Posted by Joanna at October 28, 2019 15:21:56 October 28, 2019 15:21:56
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When you give Jamie Foxx a microphone at the Governors Awards, and let him know he has three to four minutes to adlib remarks while in a room with this year's Oscar contenders like Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio and Scarlett Johansson, you have to know the hype-man is going to dole out the shout-outs. Full Story

Taron Egerton and Elton John won’t let you forget about Rocketman

Joanna Posted by Joanna at October 18, 2019 16:13:17 October 18, 2019 16:13:17
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It wouldn’t be awards season without a big splash, and who’s splashier than Elton John?! Following the release of his juicy memoir Me this week, he’s putting the spotlight not just on his life story on the page, but on the screen too. Last night, he and Rocketman star Taron Egerton performed at a special, extra-flashy screening and concert Full Story

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Scarjo, Adam, and Laura Dern: primed for award season

Joanna Posted by Joanna at October 9, 2019 19:54:39 October 9, 2019 19:54:39
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Scarlett Johansson got stuck in traffic on her way to the New York Film Festival press conference for Marriage Story the other day but her seven minute absence only bolstered the crowd's enthusiastic appreciation for the film, and her performance. Her sweet hug with co-star Alan Alda right after she arrived did not hurt either. Full Story

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Renee Zellweger's awards season head start

Joanna Posted by Joanna at October 9, 2019 17:00:13 October 9, 2019 17:00:13
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The upcoming Oscars will be awarded on February 9, 2020, two weeks earlier than when the Oscars took place in 2019. An earlier date means the campaign season is squeezed into a shorter timeline, so the strategy shifts for the contenders. Celebrity endorsements and honours will soon start flowing at an accelerated pace and we see that speed firsthand with news Renee Zellweger will receive the American Riviera Award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in January. Full Story

Lucy in the Sky: a diaper-free disorienting astronaut love triangle

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 13, 2019 20:28:25 September 13, 2019 20:28:25
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The new Natalie Portman film Lucy in the Sky is not the simmering astronaut love triangle movie you're probably expecting to see. Instead, it's a disorienting look at life after space, raising a question of how "rocket lag" can permanently alter your desires and relationships with your "earth families. Full Story

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