Source: Apple TV+ What you need to know Wolfwalkers has earned ten nominations for the Annie Awards. The nominations include Best Indie Feature, Best Direction, and Best Music. Wolfwalkers , the animated film that debuted on Apple TV+ back in 2020, is leading the Annie Awards feature nominations with Disney's Soul with 10 nominations each. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter , the film is nominated for best independent animated feature. Wolfwalkers, the Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart-helmed Apple original Irish fantasy produced by Cartoon Saloon and Melusine with domestic theatrical distribution from GKIDS, is nominated for best independent animated feature. Both movies scored nominations for directing, character animation, character design, FX, music, production design, storyboarding and writing. Soul is additionally nominated for editing while Wolfwalkers earned it's tenth nom for voice acting (Eva Whittaker as Mebh). The full list of … [Read more...] about Apple TV+ film ‘Wolfwalkers’ earns 10 nominations for the Annie Awards
YouTube in 2007 was the Wild West of freak comedy. Offbeat humor, celebrated through cheaply produced and easily distributed clips, dominated the young video-hosting platform, founded two years prior. Catchy songs about shoe shopping and trippy animations starring sleepy unicorns were elevated to the “Featured Videos” section of the site, the breeding ground for niche humor hits like “ Chocolate Rain ” and “ Charlie Bit My Finger .” At that point, 19-year-old Chris Crocker was living with his grandparents in Tennessee, a difficult existence for a gay teen who started getting home-schooled after eighth grade because of incessant bullying. On MySpace and YouTube, Crocker (real name Chris Cunningham) posted confessional videos that provided commentary on sexuality and “realness.” He sometimes assumed over-the-top Southern characters like Earl Annie Edna , a talk show host and vocal Crocker hater. On both platforms, Crocker gained a following for his videos. Related … [Read more...] about ‘Leave Britney Alone’: Chris Crocker on the Viral YouTube Clip
Emmerdale viewers predict a pregnancy twist for Kim Tate after her blackouts and terrifying collapse. Soap fans are convinced that Kim Tate (Claire King) is pregnant after she lost her balance and fell, leaving her unconscious overnight on Tuesday’s episode . As she suffers from dizzy spells and headaches, could it really be because her 62-year-old is pregnant? Kim’s current health scare has viewers speculating on social media that she might be expecting a baby. Many fans took to Twitter to confidently exclaim that "Kim could be pregnant!" One fan said, "Bet Kim's pregnant." Another viewer predicted, "I think Kim Tate’s pregnant with Will Taylor’s baby." Weighing in the odds, one fan tweeted, "Kim's pregnant. More ridiculous, unrealistic storylines have happened in the last year." A concerned Lydia (Karen Blick) who found Kim told her she needed to see a doctor, but Kim refused. Kim has been having a casual relationship with Will in recent weeks. She … [Read more...] about Emmerdale fans convinced Kim Tate, 62, is pregnant against all odds after dramatic collapse
LOCAL elections scheduled take place last year in England and Wales were postponed when the coronavirus pandemic hit. Voters will now head to polling stations on Thursday, May 6 to have their say. Which local council and mayoral elections are taking place on May 6? There are 343 councils in England, but not every authority will be holding elections. This is because elections take place in four-year cycles, so different councils hold polls in varying years. The Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) said that “with two years worth of elections, it’s going to be ‘Super Thursday’.” It adds that in England, the 2021 elections include more than 150 local authority elections in hundreds of wards and divisions for both the delayed elections of 2020, plus the scheduled elections of 2021. Votes will also be cast on: 143 English local councils - some 5,000 seat 13 directly elected mayors 39 police and crime commissioners 25 London Assembly seats 129 … [Read more...] about Local election candidates 2021: Who is standing in my area?
Ontario’s education minister calls them “responsible decisions” that were made following a detailed look at school board spending, but a provincial student group is warning that at-risk youth are taking the biggest hit in the government’s $25-million cut to specialized programs . “A lot of these programs are there to help students who are more vulnerable — those students will be the most impacted” by the loss of programs, said Amal Qayum, president of the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association. “We urge the government, moving forward, to make decisions after consulting all stakeholders, especially students.” On Friday, the PC government sent out a series of emails to school boards, announcing cuts and changes to funding for EPO — “other” education programming — that had been pledged by the previous Liberal government last spring. Focus on Youth, which provided after-school jobs and programming for youth in high-poverty neighbourhoods, is gone, as are $2,500 Speak Up grants, … [Read more...] about Ontario education cuts to hit vulnerable youth the most, students say
Parent councils and other community groups have been left in limbo after learning the provincial government has “paused” annual grants they rely on for activities like math nights or cyberbullying talks. Earlier this year, school parent councils spent hours meeting to create and submit proposals for activities under the “Parent Reaching Out,” or PRO, grants. They had been waiting to hear from the government about the funds — up to $1,000 per school — only to now learn the money isn’t flowing, said NDP Education Critic Marit Stiles. “School councils and others applied for this funding in good faith and have already registered hundreds of parents for events on issues ranging from supporting students in math to raising emotionally healthy kids,” said Stiles, the MPP for Davenport and a former Toronto public school board trustee. “Now they’ll be left with nothing as this government continues its stealth cuts to education.” The Parent Reaching Out grants were created as a way to … [Read more...] about Parent council grants ‘on pause,’ says Ontario’s education minister