Brie Larson and her co-stars attended a special event to celebrate Just Mercy and author Bryan Stevenson in New York City a couple of days ago! Our gallery is now updated with photos of Brie’s arrival as well as photos inside the event. Enjoy!
THR — The Women in the World Summit is set to return in April with another starry lineup.
Brie Larson will join Oprah Winfrey, Stacey Abrams, Ashley Judd, Jill and Faith Soloway, Cindy McCain, Adwoa Aboah and Wanda Sykes, among others, to appear at the 10th annual live media event, Women in the World announced Thursday. The event is set to run April 10-12 at New York’s Lincoln Center.
Topics that will be discussed in the event’s live conversations include moving the #MeToo movement forward, fighting misinformation, keeping journalism alive, combating threats to the planet, advocating for same-sex love, resisting authoritarian and patriarchal powers and advancing women leaders.
“This year’s Summit is such a milestone event with our 10th anniversary; it is clearer than ever that the mission has met its moment,” Women in the World and Tina Brown Live Media founder and CEO Tina Brown said in a statement. “The seeds we’ve planted as far back as 2010 in a small midtown theater have exploded into a global community of women of power and purpose.”
A full list of speakers for the 2019 event follows.
Tina Brown, Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
Adwoa Aboah, Model and Mental Health Advocate
Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate
Amber Ruffin, Comedian and Writer for Late Night With Seth Meyers
Amanat Anand, Co-founder of SoaPen
Anna Wintour, Editor of Vogue and Artistic Director at Condé Nast
Ashley Judd, Activist, Author and Actress
Bari Tessler, Financial Therapist
Bianna Vitalievna Golodryga, Co-Host of CBS This Morning and CNN Contributor
Brie Larson, Actress
Bryan Cranston, Actor
Carole Cadwalladr, Journalist, The Guardian
Carolyn Tastad, P&G
Cindy McCain, The McCain Institute
Delaney Ruston, Doctor and Filmmaker
Edna Adan Ismail, Former Foreign Minister of Somaliland
Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of UN Women and Global Head of #HeForShe
Faith Soloway, Musician and Writer on Transparent
Gulchehra Hoja, Journalist, Radio Free Asia
Indra Nooyi, Former CEO of PepsiCo
Jacquelyn Birdsall, Senior Engineer, Toyota Motor North America Research and Development
Jeanny Yao, Co-Founder of BioCellection
Jill Soloway, Writer, Director and Creator of Transparent
Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP
Judy Gold, Comedian
Kara Swisher, Executive Editor, Recode
Lina Khalifeh, Founder of SheFighter Self-Defense School
Lynsey Addario, Photojournalist
Mae Jemison, Former Astronaut and Principal, 100 Year Starship
Marissa Shorenstein, President, AT&T for the State of New York
Mimi Ito, Cultural Anthropologist and Tech Expert
Miranda Wang, Co-Founder of BioCellection
Nighat Dad, Founder, Digital Rights Foundation
Nikki Bell, Founder of LIFT
Nima Elbagir, CNN
Nina Lakhani, Journalist, The Guardian
Oprah Winfrey, Philanthropist, Global Media Leader
Paige Chenault, Founder of The Birthday Party Project
Paula Polito, Client Strategy Officer and Group Managing Director, UBS Global Wealth Management
Phoebe Robinson, Comedian, Author, Actress and Co-creator and Co-star of 2 Dope Queens
Rachel Bloom, Co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton, Neuroscientist
Safa Al Ahmad, Saudi Filmmaker
Shalinia Unnikrishnan, BCG
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Filmmaker
Shubham Issar, Co-founder of SoaPen
Stacey Abrams, Founder and Chair of Fair Fight Action
Suman Ali, Digital Rights Activist and Survivor of Acid Violence
Suman Lashari, Pakistani Womens’ Rights Activist
Susan Rice, Former U.S. National Security Advisor and UN Ambassador
Wanda Sykes, Comedian
Zainab Salbi, Host and Executive Editor of #MeToo, Now What, Founder of Women for Women International & Author
The Academy has announced its first batch of presenters for the 2019 Oscars.
Jennifer Lopez, Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, and Constance Wu are all set to present at the ceremony on 24 February, with more presenters to be announced closer to the time.
The news follows confirmation from the Academy that this year’s ceremony will have no official host for the first time in 30 years. The Academy also confirmed in a press release that Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic will perform during the traditional In Memoriam, honouring the industry figures who have died in the past year.
The 2ndAnnual Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Award Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. Along with the Trailblazer Award, this year the LAOFCS will be introducing their Achievement Award which will honor excellence in acting. These two awards will be presented to the winners at the ceremony on the 9thof January.
The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society is thrilled to announce that actress and filmmaker Brie Larson will be receiving their 2nd annual Trailblazer Award. In 2018, Jessica Chastain was the first recipient to receive the award. The Trailblazer Award was created to highlight and celebrate actors and filmmakers who not only speak out about important topics but are advocates for change. The members of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society are dedicated to making the film industry a better place and Brie Larson’s call for inclusivity was one of the main reasons why the group was created in late 2016.
Over the past several years, Larson has spoken at great lengths about the importance of gender equality, equal pay, female filmmakers, and underrepresented voices in film criticism. In June of 2018, Larson received the Women in Film Crystal Award for Excellence. While receiving the award, Larson used her acceptance speech to address the lack of voices in film criticism. Her speech, which highlighted concerning statistics from a USC Annenberg Center for Inclusion study quickly sparked a much larger public conversation. Larson also used the platform to announce that both the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and 2019 Sundance Film Festival would be increasing their press credentials by 20% to include underrepresented critical voices.
Since June, there have been massive strides to help promote underrepresented voices in entertainment journalism, including the launch of Critical, an opt-in database connecting underrepresented film critics and journalists with publicists, studios, film critics associations and talent. And a major overhaul in the Rotten Tomatoes format to include many more and a wider diversity of voices in the Tomatometer scores.
Actor John Cho will be the first recipient of the new LAFOCS Acting Achievement Award. Since his career began in 1997, Cho has starred in over 100 different films and television series. He has taken on a wide range of roles across almost every genre including comedy, drama, sci-fi, and horror. Cho has even played a major role in several big Hollywood Blockbusters including his portrayal of Sulu in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. In 2017, Cho acted alongside Haley Lu Richardson in Kogonada’s indie sleeper hit, Columbus. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, received critical acclaim and was nominated for several awards including four Spirit Awards.
In 2018, Cho played David Kim in Aneesh Chaganty’s Searching. The film, as well as Cho’s performance, were praised by critics and audiences alike. The role earned him a Spirit Awards nomination for Best Actor. Also, in 2018, Cho voiced the character Father in Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai. The film has been praised by critics and was just nominated for Best Animated Film at the 76thAnnual Golden Globe Awards and at the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Looking ahead, Cho has no plans on slowing down anytime soon. He just wrapped filming Nicolas Pesce’sThe Grudge as well as Tigertail which is written and directed by Alan Yang. Cho is currently in production on Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone.
For more information about the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society, please visit their website at www.laofcs.org.
According to Deadline, Oscar winner Brie Larson, who is next up toplining Captain Marvel, is finalizing a deal to star I’m Thinking of Ending Things, the new film adapted and directed by Charlie Kaufman for Netflix.
Based on Iain Reid’s 2016 novel, the plot centers on Jake, who is on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Larson), who is thinking of ending things. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty and sheer terror ensues.
Kaufman is also producing with Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu. Reid will serve as co-producer.
Hello, everyone! The brazilian comic-con CCXP has announce Brie Larson as guest for their saturday schedule with a Marvel panel. We’re happy to say that our entire team is attending the convention and we will update everything though Twitter, site and gallery.
Code red! Code red! A Capitã Marvel, @brielarson, estará no painel de celebração de 10 anos do @MarvelBR Studios na #CCXP18, no dia 8 de dezembro (sábado). Garanta seu ingresso: https://t.co/HFkNvpJD03 pic.twitter.com/OCxzzBVtp0
— CCXP (@CCXPoficial) November 9, 2018