Press: People’s Choice Awards Unveils New Categories; Opens Nomination Voting

The people are ready to vote — for the People’s Choice Awards. The annual “For the People, By the People” awards show opened nomination voting today and announced an additional 13 categories to add to their robust ballot list of categories that include the best in movies, television, music, and pop culture. Produced by Den of Thieves, the People’s Choice Awards will have its inaugural telecast on E! Nov. 11 at 9 PM ET/PT with “Live From The Red Carpet: The E! People’s Choice Awards” kicking off at 7 PM ET/PT.

The new categories include “The Revival Show of 2018”, “The Reality Show of 2018”, “The Bingeworthy Show of 2018”, “The Reality TV Star of 2018”, “The Comedy Act of 2018” as well as “The Game Changer of 2018”, which recognizes an athlete who’s had a social and professional impact this year. Seems like the latter has Colin Kaepernick’s name written all over it.

Other new categories include “The Style Star of 2018”, “The Beauty Influencer of 2018”, “The Animal Star of 2018”, “The Music Video of 2018”, “The Concert Tour of 2018”, “The Pop Podcast of 2018”, and “The Competition Contestant of 2018”.

E! is engaging fans worldwide to select their choice from the 12 nominees along with a write-in option in each category to help determine the five finalists who will move forward to the next phase of voting. Nomination voting can be done at pca.eonline.com as well as Facebook where fans can post either publicly or privately and include: one category hashtag, one corresponding nominee hashtag, and #PCAs. On Twitter, fans can vote by sending a public tweet or retweet and include one category hashtag, one corresponding nominee hashtag, and #PCAs.

Voting ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sept. 14. After the voting window closes, the top five nominees based on fan votes in each category will become the official finalists. The finalist voting window will begin Sept. 24 and run through Oct. 19. A full list of of all 43 categories and nominees follows below.

THE MOVIE OF 2018

A Quiet Place
A Wrinkle in Time
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Deadpool 2
Fifty Shades Freed
Incredibles 2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Mission Impossible: Fallout
Ocean’s 8
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story

THE ACTION MOVIE OF 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Deadpool 2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Mission Impossible: Fallout
Ocean’s 8
Rampage
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Equalizer 2
The Meg

THE MALE MOVIE STAR OF 2018

Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther
Chris Hemsworth, Avengers: Infinity War
Chris Pratt, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Dwayne Johnson, Skyscraper
John Boyega, Pacific Rim
Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
Nick Robinson, Love, Simon
Paul Rudd, Ant-Man and the Wasp
Pierce Brosnan, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
Robert Downey Jr., Avengers: Infinity Wars
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2
Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible: Fallout

THE ACTION MOVIE STAR OF 2018

Alicia Vikander, Tomb Raider
Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther
Chris Hemsworth, Avengers: Infinity War
Chris Pratt, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
Danai Gurira, Black Panther
Donald Glover, Solo: A Star Wars Story
Dwayne Johnson, Rampage
Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man and the Wasp
Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2
Scarlett Johansson, Avengers: Infinity War
Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible: Fallout

Source: Deadline

Press: Black Panther Phenomenom Rolls onto Netflix Sept. 4

The phenomenon that is Black Panther makes its way to Netflix next month, one of the last Marvel films that will be available on the streaming service Goliath until Disney challenges with its own.

Believe it or not, its only been six months since Black Panther crashed worldwide box offices, packing theaters tight enough to make a fire marshall sweat uncomfortably. If it seems like more time has passed, it may be because the Marvel industrial complex dropped two more films, Avengers Infinity War and Ant-Man and The Wasp, to secure its global squeeze on the film industry.

But no matter how many properties Disney gobbles up and throws into tag team films or movies it releases with 70-star ensembles, Black Panther will continue hold up on its own merit. Racking up an astonishing $1.344 billion in worldwide receipts, it’s influence can be felt far beyond the box office. The impact was as much a cultural one as anything, even bringing Denzel Washington to tears. It’s popularity and message may have even sparked changes within the Oscars when The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences created a whole new and controversial category named, the popular film award. Many believing the Academy’s motives were to guarantee Black Panther’s inclusion in the award ceremony.

Helmed by Ryan Coogler and adorned by noteworthy performances by Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa) and Michael B. Jordan (Killmonger) as cousins with opposing ideologies that leave the fate of Wakanda and the world at risk, and rounded out by Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia) and Letitia Wright (Shuri), the film never loses any of the goodwill that it builds when T’Challa and Killmonger are offstage and is a film that looks to the future while paying homage to the past.

Now, starting on Sept. 4, you can enjoy Black Panther over and over again, until your head feels like helium and you find yourself chanting “yibmambe” through the city streets. But, make sure to get as much of it in as you can, because it will not last. Disney plans on unveiling its own streaming service late next year, where you can watch all your favorite Marvel films lined up like an all-star parade, next to Pixar, Lucasfilm and, of course, Disney movies.

Black Panther will be one of the last titles you will find on the streaming service as Disney plans on taking back its properties after Captain Marvel. Until that time, it’s Wakanda Forever on Netflix.

Source: Fansided

Press: Michael B. Jordan confused a Lil Wayne quote for a line from Black Panther

If it was up to Michael B. Jordan, Lil Wayne might be in line to write Black Panther 2.

EW has exclusive video of Jordan’s appearance on MTV’s SafeWord, where the actor plays a round of “Wakanda or Weezy?” The mission in the game is to decide if a quote is from a rapper or Jordan’s hit film Black Panther.

Tiffany Haddish makes a special cameo in her “ovulating boots” to read the line: “I do what I want to do and I’m gonna do that till the day I die.”

Sounds like something Erik Killmonger might say, right? Well, that’s what Jordan thought too, but the correct answer is actually Lil Wayne.

More like, Wakanda F(orever) Baby.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Michael B Jordan in Black Panther

Press: Here’s what Michael B. Jordan has to say about a Thanos-Killmonger fight

Michael B. Jordan’s time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is probably over, barring some flashback scenes in the Black Panther sequel or a weird side effect of the snap heard ’round existence at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. But his raw and powerful performance as Erik Killmonger (a.k.a N’Jadaka) earned him lots of critical acclaim, as well as an edge over all the other big-screen villains at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

So Killmonger remains a part of the MCU discussion, even after Thanos (Josh Brolin) pulled off one of the greatest upsets in the movie franchise. Fans of the character have even suggested on Twitter that the former black-ops soldier could hold his own against the Mad Titan. But what does Jordan think of his odds against a world ender? The A.V. Club asked the actor—who was in LA promoting his MBJAM event in support of Lupus LA, where he helped raise over $250,000—for his thoughts on this battle between the two stand-out Marvel villains.

“[laughs] This is the first I’m hearing of it. I think the one thing about Killmonger is he really plans his attacks, and they’re well thought out. So if he ever stepped in a situation with Thanos, he would feel confident that he had the upper hand—at the very least, he would know he had a shot. So I mean, we already know that Erik’s willing to sacrifice himself for a greater good, so I don’t think he’s ever fearful of losing his life. So I think if he ever stepped in front of Thanos, he’d already have a plan for taking him down.”

Thanos really seemed to dot all his i’s and cross his t’s, too, but we’ll let Jordan have that one. The actor is more evenly matched against Florian Munteanu, who plays the son of Drago in Creed 2. You might recall that Jordan took some serious knocks on the first film (his second with Ryan Coogler), including one punch that led to a real knockout. Has anything like that happened on the set of the sequel? According to Jordan, he didn’t quite eat mat, but “there was definitely a lot of real moments where we got hit. When you do a boxing film, you can’t fake everything, so to achieve the angles and the shots that we really wanted—to make it as real as possible—I had to take some real punches. And Florian did, too. But that’s part of the job, you know? It’s what we signed up for.”

Jordan has lined up a project that’s decidedly less physical—voicing a pilot named Julia Chase on the Rooster Teeth anime series, gen:Lock. It was announced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that David Tennant was joining the voice cast of the show which is—wait for it—set in a dystopian future Earth, with giant robots that sound not unlike those in the Pacific Rim movies. Asked about that show, Jordan says he can’t divulge much, but “it’s action-packed and very futuristic. Like all the projects I like to get involved with, it’s got a lot of heart and character.” We do know the first season is eight episodes long.

Source: The A.V. Club