Thats where The Hunk cracks the show open. Maybe theyre just that spectacular. The fact that were not still celebrating the majesty of Despacito is an egregious oversight one I hope we can right at the close of this blurb. CNN called him a national treasure because of it, and he further cemented his status as the internets wholesome boyfriend. Her takeover has only just begun, and I for one cant wait to see what she does in the next decade. Originally founded in 2000, the Obsidian Theatre continues to elevate Black artists in Canada. While there are artists who emerged from the wreckage of these schools, I mourn the loss of the artists who may have been if theyd had the support, and the Indigenous artistic movements that could have flourished if only Canada hadnt marked our nations for destruction. After Meghie moved to London, England, and got her masters degree in screenwriting, she wrote the first draft of what would become her debut feature film Jean of the Joneses. And earlier this year, he starred alongside a slew of other queer actors in the Netflix reboot of Tales of the City, developed by lesbian writer Lauren Morelli. Go ahead and file that under things that could only happen in the 2010s. And like The Twilight Saga before it, Fifty Shadess big-screen adaptations were made in Vancouver. Women made an impact in other forms of media during the 2010s too like music videos. And this preoccupation continued into the 2010s, notably with the 2011 episode Royal Pudding. Clearly parodying the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, it centres around the wedding of the prince of Canada. During the ceremony, the princes bride is suddenly abducted, leading people all over Canada to kill themselves in despair and Rush to perform their own version of Candle in the Wind.. In one episode, Cousin Greg even drives from New York to Quebec to pick up a very grumpy Ewan and bring him to his brother. Reeves and his fellow passengers were on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Burbank, Calif. when their plane had to make an emergency landing in Bakersfield over 160 kilometres away from their destination. Shes even seen wearing no makeup in the music video! And that futuristic design, by international firm Snhetta and Canadas DIALOG, is packed with regional references. And that vision is, in many cases, true Ive known artists whove lived temporarily in Iceland, explored the ocean on freighters or casked whisky at the Glenfiddich distillery in Scotland. Tat was sweet. Following the decade-long obsession with Yann Martels 2001 novel Life of Pi, the story was finally released in film form in November 2012. Werbung. But connect it did. Wow. With Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy. The future looks even more promising thanks to the December 2018 announcement that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is getting its first lead Asian superhero. The outfit, put together by celebrity stylist Law Roach, was a radical move for Dion because it hinted that after years of tastemakers making fun of her, she might actually be in on the joke. The hero wears obscure band tees, not vibranium battle armour. Few artists can draw out emotions like Inuk musician Tanya Tagaq, and even fewer can bring those emotions out simultaneously. Massoud has recently claimed that since portraying Aladdin, he hasnt been on a single audition, so may casting directors sit up and take notice for 2020. The painting is an indictment and in 2018, a reminder of the truth thats supposed to precede any reconciliation. Plus $9.5 million is a lot of money the most a Canadian painting has ever commanded and this is a really good painting. 20 and No. Maslany's in-limbo Perry Mason status appeared to come into greater focus back in December when the Emmy winner formally signed on to play the title role Disney+'s upcoming She-Hulk series . A New Day era acrobats are out, old-school flair is in. Guillaume Ct releases Lost In Motion on YouTube. I have yet to be asked to guest star. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada releases 94 calls to action in their final report, You are in the midst of an Indigenous renaissance. Off they went with their new beautiful-people families, while we stood in the window waving lovingly and slightly nervously. Here are nine other reasons why Alanis still matters: And nothing anyone at Jezebel can say will ever diminish the cultural significance and magnitude of this album. But in a decade of mega-powered blockbusters, Scott Pilgrim was always going to be the misfit. The whole endeavour is inherently absurd, made even more bonkers if the gambit actually works. Then, spend $350,000 staging every detail so that everything happened to him for real. Few episodes push the definition of truth quite like this one. The best Canadian TV shows by genre: Best Canadian Comedies Schitt's Creek Seasons: 5 (2015-present) Where to stream: Netflix, PopTV app Even if you've been sleeping on this hit comedy, it's not too late to fall in love with the Rose family. Universally panned, just like the bestselling books that spawned it, Fifty Shades was nevertheless a phenomenon. This colonial mentality that Indigenous people are backward or uncivilized or a problem that needs to be solved directly resulted in the creation of government-mandated residential schools, drastically interrupting our nations cultural and artistic development. Its iconic intro (Testing, testing / Im just suggesting) wormed its way into the ears of the country when it was dropped in 2011 as the lead single to the bands third album Ever After. How can we explain their sweeping success and the resonance of their work? But Furtado can rest easy knowing she dropped a seriously fun single that resonated in her native country. Taylor Russell makes waves (eh?) At the end of the decade, Dion wanted to take time off again to have another child, but getting pregnant proved to be more difficult for her than the first time. This had a remarkable impact: once Indigenous artists were in charge of curating and editing Indigenous pieces once Indigenous art was allowed to be truly Indigenous the issue sold out completely and went into a second pressing. Swiss Chalet, the Ottawa Senators and the SNC-Lavalin scandal are all also mentioned (seriously). The decade begins auspiciously for French-language cinema and its only le tip de liceberg. Of course, the sisters had already broken into the mainstream thanks to an abundance of So Jealous tracks being featured on Greys Anatomy. Vivek Shraya publishes her debut book God Loves Hair. Sophie Deraspes Antigone a modern update of Sophocles Greek tragedy thats centered on an immigrant family living in Montreal became Canadas official entry for best international feature film at the 2020 Academy Awards. Thomas Leblanc is a Montral-based broadcaster, comedian and producer who co-hosts CBC Podcasts Chosen Family. (Sorry.) No one expected the films breakout star to be you guessed it Keanu Reeves. No doubt, Asian-Canadian representation in the 2010s was stellar. This answer and the Vegas-inspired gold dress with a chandelier-sized headpiece make her a winner of the night, topping her fantastic 2017 appearance. According to Citadels artistic director Daryl Cloran, the set and overall look of the play evolved thanks to its run at the theatre, and Hadestowns success has been a real boost for the city. Meanwhile, some of us will be awaiting that Titanic sequel about Rose Dawsons acting career in which we find out where Bill Paxton (RIP) bought his sweaters, which is the only James Cameron sequel we really need. The record took risks, aligned itself with strange, unique visuals and featured lyrics that were introspective, angry and unafraid of what anybody might think. At the time, I had been performing drag myself for just over a month, and it was making me feel on top of the world. Tatiana Maslany on how 'She-Hulk' became one of Marvel's funniest shows. By showing something as little as a flick on the forehead, Kims Convenience has helped the rest of the world understand Asian family dynamics better. When Netflix dropped Always Be My Maybe in 2019, many expected the movie to be a fun vehicle for comedy superstar Ali Wong. During her time on the show, Maslany miraculously made time to act in other projects, with a focus on indie films. Let there be light so, so much light. Both actors have been exceptional across Dolans filmography (in particular, Dorval in I Killed My Mother and Clment in Laurence, Anyways), but Mommy was everybodys finest hour (or two and a half hours, as it were). After decades of being shut out by a male-dominated industry as the subjects of institutional sexism, the 2010s saw Canadian women finally being given the opportunity to fulfill their potential. Among the highlights? The book earned Wagamese the inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Mtis Young Adult Literature (then known as the Burt Award for First Nations, Mtis and Inuit Literature), and in 2017, the film adaptation premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). about love and the lies we tell ourselves. Like Schitts Creek, Orphan Black was a Canadian critical darling-turned-social media phenomenon-turned-international awards contender. Canada kicked off the 2010s with three straight nominations for best foreign language film (Incendies, Monsieur Lazhar and War Witch), but it very much deserved one more in 2014 when it submitted Xavier Dolans Mommy. The result? Over four seasons, the greatest and most elaborate stunt Nathan for You ever produced was the series itself. To channel a bit of Umma and Appa from Kims Convenience, all of this was a very big deal!. She also got a jump-start on 2016s mannequin challenge via the corresponding video, where she worked her way through a party chock-full of attendees standing completely still or, as I like to call it, an ideal party if I have to stay past nine. Right after her last concert on the Colosseum stage, Team Cline releases the new song, Flying on My Own, that mashes 90s diva house and EDM la Steve Aoki. "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany, "Schitt's Creek" leads Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara and Daniel Levy, and "Sons of Anarchy" alumnus Kim Coates wi. Artists like Caroline Monnet, Danis Goulet, Tracey Deer, Lisa Jackson, Asinnajaq, Amanda Strong and Michelle Latimer opened up new modes of storytelling and creation that forever changed the conception of what a Canadian film could be. Although its not strictly autobiographical, the shock, grief and bewilderment that follow such a tragedy are at the heart of the show (indeed, the word betroffenheit" in German means just that finding yourself in a state of shock or trauma). For four straight weeks starting December 5th, they joined Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara to occupy seven of the top 10 spots. Jacinto, instead, is hot and dumb on the show, and frankly, its pure fun to see an Asian character portrayed in this light far from reserved, put together and obedient. Before it was a critically acclaimed 2018 western film starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix, The Sisters Brothers was a critically acclaimed 2011 novel written by author Patrick deWitt, whose dark comedy takes readers on an adventure alongside Eli Sisters and his brother Charlie in Oregon and California. CAA a.k.a. It soon became exactly the TV show we needed to survive the rest of the decade. largely in the Vancouver area, where fans were known to mob sets (and sign up for location tours). For this press tour, Dion allegedly asks her team to forgo the traditional publicity pit stops on shows like Ellen and Good Morning America. Thats nearly double the 38 we managed in the previous decade (though in terms of wins, its even, at 11 each) and representative of some incredible work both in front of the camera (including Christopher Plummer, who became the first Canadian male to win an acting Oscar in 64 years when he won for Beginners) and behind it (10 of those nominations came from the best production design category). If it was before June 15 the day Drizzys debut album dropped congratulations, you (for many reasons, I imagine) are better than me and most people. Or about the pleasure she gets from looking out the window during a transcontinental flight on a private jet? Ultimately, they get her address through some old-fashioned library research but in the episodes heartbreaking climax, Bill cant summon the courage to ring the doorbell. Die Besetzungsangaben basieren auf unterschiedlichen Quellen und bieten insbesondere vor der Erstauffhrung keinerlei Garantie auf Vollstndigkeit oder Korrektheit. Of all the instant classics this decade produced, horror movies were some of the best: Get Out, The Babadook, Crimson Peak. In the article, the gallerys collection gets a shoutout, but its world-class modernist architecture is described as a draw, too. . He later wrote and starred in a one-man cabaret at the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival called Boy Falls From the Sky, which detailed his experience during that production. David Myles, Big Hoops (Bigger the Better) by Nelly Furtado, The Veldt by Deadmau5 feat. At the Oscars of fashion (which is a bad comparison because the event is a fundraiser and a vernissage, not an award ceremony, but we digress), Dion easily wins best newcomer with her performance in the celebrity video booth. He may be the internets boyfriend, but who knew he was also our greatest philosopher? Shot in Toronto, the film racked up a slew of accolades including the award for best motion picture at the Canadian Screen Awards and a best actress Oscar for star Brie Larson and anointed Vancouvers young Jacob Tremblay as a wee star to watch. Women dominated at this years Governor Generals Literary Awards, with winners including: Joan Thomas for fiction (Five Wives); Gwen Benaway for poetry, the first trans woman to take the prize (Holy Wild); Erin Bow for young peoples literature (Stand on the Sky); and CBC Artss very own Amanda Parris for drama (Other Side of the Game), which should incite serious chants of HELL, YES! from all of us. (Hes the handsome star. Since I was adopted by my drag family House of Filth in 2013, Ive had the immense privilege of getting to see countless performers across this country dabble, experiment, create, destroy and share some of the most incredible drag Ive ever had the pleasure of seeing. Discussing homegrown artists who break out internationally is always tricky. But for a handful of lucky passengers flying in March of 2019, getting stranded meant hanging out with Keanu Reeves. On Nov. 15, her new English album, Courage, even debuted at No.1 on the US Billboard 200 chart, a first in 17 years (and an achievement a decade in the making). It grabbed the worlds attentionby blending into the background. In the last weeks of 2019, the My Heart Will Go On singer is enjoying the peak of a mid-life renaissance fueled by millennials nostalgia for less complicated times, her Vogueapproved status as a fashion icon and social medias appetite for self-deprecating yet wholesome celebrities. Once upon a time, Cline Dion had one dream: to become an international star. Superheroes, reboots, blockbuster franchises: that was the 2000s. More Gaga, less 90s Cline. It probably started with a late morning after performing a farewell show on Dec. 31, 1999, in Montral. Kims Convenience has further brought a refreshingly clever and funny perspective to Canadian television by showcasing the experiences of a working-class immigrant family. Now, the 2010s may have been the decade when Canadians stopped saying sorry, but when Tat and I first became friends in 2006, she said sorrya lot. A few facts stood out: the then 24-year-old was from Toronto, Ont., had already appeared in Selma, Race and Homecoming (not to mention Degrassi: The Next Generation, a rite of passage for every Toronto actor), and is the younger brother of Shamier Anderson, whose resume is similarly stacked. Its arguably less memorable than all the stuff in space, but when else are the New York Yankees ever going to play in Okotoks? Although the songs both peaked within the top 10 on the Canadian charts, they didnt have the same impact in other countries. And it led me down a hole of self-discovery and body confidence. Looking back, I realize that regardless of the set, if theres one time Tat has never said sorry, its between action and cut. Shes always been a fucking savage in the work itself, from her raw performance in 2010s Grown Up Movie Star to beating the shit out of Nicole Kidman in last years Destroyer. We don't want to seem greedy (that'd go against the Canadian stereotype, right? In 2016, she became the first Canadian actor to win a Primetime Emmy Award for a Canadian . Tatiana Maslany says she is a huge Catherine O'Hara fan as she reacts to the number of Canadian Emmy nominees which include O'Hara, Eugene and Dan Levy, Anni. And while the client (a moving company) was ultimately reluctant to use Nathans idea, the book he published for the episode The Movement: How I Got This Body by Never Going to the Gym in My Life was an Amazon bestseller. And in the 2010s, it was more of the same gone supernova. Following the benefit singles release on March 12, the song topped the Canadian charts for seven weeks. This is nearly unheard of in the literary world. The album is titled the most Alanis-y title possible: Such Pretty Forks in the Road. Amanda Parris is a columnist for CBC Arts, the host of CBC Arts: Exhibitionists and Marvins Room on CBC Music, and the author of the Governor General Award-winning play Other Side of the Game. They pose as a film crew for Mud 2: Never Clean; they stage a 57th year reunion at Francess old high school. The solution: spend nearly six hours analyzing late-night interviews and write the perfect story. When their community no longer has the medicine of childrens laughter to inspire them? Always the wiser, Reeves responded by telling the fan, Youre breathtaking! The crowd went wild, and Reeves took it a step further, telling his audience, Youre all breathtaking! Video of the exchange has garnered millions of views. After earning popularity on Vine (RIP) in 2013, the 15-year-old Pickering, Ont., native went on to release his debut single Life of the Party in June, which became a record-breaker when it debuted on the Billboard Hot 100, making him the youngest artist in history to chart in the Top 25 with a debut single. Hes convinced hell reach a happy ending, erasing a lifetime of misery. And, of course, now that Indigenous artists have the chance to prove our work is both brilliant and marketable that we can sell out arts shows and end up on bestseller lists more arts institutions, publishers and galleries have supported us. Sarah Anne Johnsons Arctic Wonderland opens at New Yorks Julie Saul Projects, Sarah Anne Johnson Arctic Wonderland (Sarah Anne Johnson). government was telling the arts community they wouldnt get as much funding if they didnt try harder to include us.) And Buddy, as we know, says what he likes. From Monkman to Margaret (Atwood), Bieber to ballet, Keanu to Come from Away, CBC Arts presents an unapologetic celebration of a decade of outsized achievements by Canadian artists. And in this age of trying too hard, billionaire greed, late capitalism and its contribution to environmental crisis, what message could be more important than that? Jan Versweyveld Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava (who does not, to my knowledge, work for Stark Industries), both Azure and Designboom praised this downtown pedestrian/cyclist bridge as one of the worlds top architectural moments of 2012. By playing atypical Asians, both Liu and Jacinto have moved beyond being viewed as Asian actors because at the end of the day, they simply provide good comedy, showing that when actors are cast beyond racial profiles, we have more inclusive and positively entertaining TV. James Camerons Avatar becomes the highest grossing film of all time. And he isn't showing any signs of slowing down: this year, McAnuff garnered a Tony nomination for directing the musical Aint Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations. They have successfully put their indomitable signature on each and every project. Canada had no greater presence on Broadway this decade than with Irene Sankoff and David Heins smash musical Come From Away. It will surely make a difference to help others have an easier and more hopeful time. A flash goes off, and disembodied voices start to ring out , What do we say? And while this might not seem particularly original, or even like decent joke fodder, surprising celebrity cameos (heres looking at you, Rihanna and Emma Watson) and wild performances by Rogen, Baruchel and Brampton, Ont.s Michael Cera earned the comedy over $120 million US while delivering a surprising tale about the importance of friendship and not being the absolute worst. His character, Jason Mendoza, breaks away from another Asian stereotype of being sexless, shy and socially awkward. But its exciting that even in the era of viral videos, the audience went wild for dance, for classical music and for a corner of the arts world that, unfairly, gets so overlooked. We invite you to close out your own decade by taking a little pride in what your fellow Canadians have accomplished in the 2010s. I cant wait to see what the next decade will bring you. Tatiana Maslany, the star of "Orphan Black," talks about creating different body movements for the myrid of characters she plays and not getting a moment to reset between gear shifts. However, while the decade was surely a win for Asian-Canadians, and every moment was more than deserving of those headlines, as I look back, I cant help but imagine a decade when Asians being cast, asked to host award shows or just being on good television isnt such a spectacle when we are just seen. In 2019, the citys tourism department even launched a contest. It was a sad day when founders (and former romantic and artistic partners) William Ellis and Jordan Tannahill opted to close Videofag, the beloved performance space in Kensington Market that had thrived since opening four years prior. They crazy, stupid love him: In this episode of Stan Wars, host Peter Knegt gives four Ryan Gosling enthusiasts the chance to compete for the title of his ultimate stan. (As a wee baby music journo, I remember the scramble that year to snag tickets to his show at the Mod Club and my inability to do so because I had no idea who represented him or how to find out.) The plan: Get brand recognition by turning an indie cafe into the worlds first parody Starbucks. Featuring Paul Giamatti in the titular role, the film earned Giamatti a Golden Globe, won several Genie Awards and garnered an Academy Award nomination for best makeup. After posting his efforts on YouTube, the astronauts version of David Bowies Space Oddity became the first music video ever performed in space and has since earned over 44.6 million views. Amy Harrity for The New York Times. ; Elvis Stojko; Manitoba Sauce Cake; suburban Ottawa; and, of course, maple syrup and poutine. With highlights like the premiere of the sitcom Kims Convenience, Manny Jacintos stereotype-breaking role on The Good Place, Sandra Oh becoming the first Asian person to host the Golden Globes, and the announcement of Simu Liu as Marvels first Asian superhero, the last decade was full of watershed moments. So what happened to Tat in that decade between sets? Many of these artists first and second features were noticed fast, and came at a time when world cinema and film festivals were more influential than they had ever been, right before the content boom were now experiencing. Canadas premier pop punk darlings went full pop with this single. But 30 Rocks peak interest in Canada came in the 2011 episode Double-Edged Sword, when Alec Baldwin and Elizabeth Bankss characters travel to Toronto and then, to their chagrin, end up having their baby there. From there, Meghies journey becomes a bit of a filmmaker fairytale. Women like pUNK Films Ingrid Veninger, who produced six low-budget features over the decade, took microbudgets and ran with them. Turns out, the then-82-year-old was away staying with her daughter in Victoria at the time of the revelation. A look-alike Starbucks that technically spoofs the worlds biggest coffee brand, Nathan cites parody law as his defense, and in 24 hours, the world was talking about the mysterious stunt. Its a shame it didnt get the international recognition of its sister single, but at least we Canadians get to enjoy this gem ourselves. By my count, Canadians were nominated for 72 Academy Awards in the 2010s, which is nothing to be sorry about. For a city to latch on to a movie franchise like that a movie franchise that shut down the Georgia Viaduct for two weeksthats got to say something about its mass appeal. (Raves one woman after the show: Its so nothing in a way, but incredibly profound. You look like Cher, she said to me into the microphone from the very front of the stage, the height of which added an easy three to four feet onto an already impressive figure. On NFY, truth is a lie you have the confidence to believe. But just because no one outside this country has been hearing our fabulous trees fall in the woods doesnt mean that Canadian drag hasnt been making all sorts of sounds for years. Probably most important of all, his casting means that Asian children and Asian-Canadian children in particular will see someone who they can identify with on the silver screen. Emily Kai Bock made dreamy videos for Grimes and Arcade Fire, and in 2018, a then 22-year-old Karena Evans directed four music videos for Drake. Alanis Morissette releases her eighth studio album, Havoc and Bright Lights. In addition to announcing her new album, Alanis kicked off the final month of this decade by giving us all second offering of what doesnt always come easy these days: excitement for the future. With each birth, Alanis experienced postpartum depression (PPD) and over the course of these 10 years, she has never shied away from publicly sharing those experiences and what shes learned in the hopes of helping other people in the same situation. It helped turn Marianas Trench into stadium-filling rock stars in Canada, but barely made a splash outside the country. Its the Bentall 5 building downtown. As wellness fads go, The Movements not overtly sketchy, which might account for its success in the real world. Its incredible how quickly these same institutions that shut us out changed their tunes and got on board once they realized we could not only get them awards recognition but also make them money. A solid dozen jokes at our expense occur in the process, including this zinger: Your milk comes in bags, your pavilion at Epcot doesnt have a ride, and if Canada is so nice and friendly, why does most of our meth come from your Asian drug gangs?. What do we tell him? Thankfully, Canadians get the band all to ourselves. that, frankly, belonged in a much better movie. Her Disney Plus series, which ends its first season this week, found ways to combine comedy with superhero romance. into the grey woods of 17th-century New England in this Canada/U.S. Named CELINUNUNU, the collection replaces baby blue and hot pink with a palette that equates neutrality and gloom: black, grey and a touch of green. In her seminal book Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature, Margaret Atwood theorized that the central symbol in Canada, and therefore Canadian literature, was survival. By the end of the 2010s, LGBTQ representation had exploded into the mainstream in a genuinely unprecedented manner, particularly on television. During her rise, her voice was as powerful as her bad taste (or that of her entourage), and she was dismissed as the most bland person on the stage of 1998s VH1 Divas Live concert. A post shared by Cline Dion (@celinedion) on Nov 16, 2019 at 6:33am PST. (Book Club, anyone?) Instead, I like to think, we all just run together. Canadian pop no longer necessitated anybody saying Sorry?

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