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.


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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Adam Sandler & Antonio Banderas can (and should) challenge Joaquin Phoenix

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 11, 2019 15:01:15 September 11, 2019 15:01:15
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Before the start of Adam Sandler's Uncut Gems at its big TIFF premiere on Monday, somebody shouted out "Oscar for the Sandman!" People laughed nervously and clapped, because they did not know what they were in for from the uncomfortably tense and dark dramedy about a gambling jeweler who is struggling to pay his debts. Full Story

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Robert Pattinson: TIFF Party MVP

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 9, 2019 18:41:51 September 9, 2019 18:41:51
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Robert Pattinson was one of the MVPs of the TIFF party circuit this weekend. He was among the people everybody wanted to get some face time with, and then did, and appeared to be in really great spirits the whole time…although, when you're schmoozing with Taika Waititi and Chris Evans, who’s not going to be feeling it? Especially if Taika wants to rest his head on your shoulder? And Riz Ahmed is around? Or Shamier Anderson?          Full Story

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Jamie Dornan and Sebastian Stan: the new bromance 

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 9, 2019 15:28:49 September 9, 2019 15:28:49
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Endings, Beginnings was always going to have a star-studded world premiere at TIFF. The cast is stacked: Sebastian Stan, Jamie Dornan, Shailene Woodley, Shamier Anderson… and with the film being on the market, they came ready to play and sell Drake Doremus’ latest improv-based “romantic” breakup drama. Full Story