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Emma is the Britannia British Artist of the Year

BAFTA Los Angeles has announced Emma Watson as this year’s recipient of The Brittania Award for British Artist of the Year. “This honor pays tribute to a talented British artist whose outstanding performances have demonstrated the high quality of their craftsmanship. Whether an emerging talent, or an established name, the British Artist of the Year is a person who represents the best of UK’s talent”. Past honorees include Daniel Craig, Kate Winslet, Helen Bonham-Carter and Emily Blunt.

“The BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards honor individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art forms of the moving image in the US, UK and beyond. The Britannia Awards are presented annually at a gala dinner, where peers and colleagues celebrate the work and accomplishments of the year’s distinguished honorees. Proceeds from the gala ceremony support BAFTA Los Angeles’ on-going education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects.”

Other honorees at this year’s Jaguar Brittania Awards include Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Dame Judy Dench. The ceremony will be held on October 30 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, and will broadcast on BBC America in the US on November 2.

Emma Encourages Women’s Participation in Politics

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson attended a meeting on Wednesday in Uruguay’s Parliament, speaking with top ministers, government officials and women’s rights activists on the importance of increasing women’s participation in politics.

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“Women’s rights are personal to me, especially on political participation and leadership. I am delighted to be here today as a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women and learn about the work on the ground, hear from the people at the frontlines, and to understand what is working and what is not. I am here to support and to amplify these voices and share this work with a global audience. Women must have a say in matters that affect their countries, communities and families. After all, they are half of the population, so women’s equal participation in decision-making is a question of justice and democracy,” said Ms. Watson. “I have learned that it is also a question of priorities, as women are more likely to focus on issues such as education, health, unpaid care economy and the environment. These are important issues that affect all of us.”

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October Calendar Competition

The October Calendar Competition is now open.

  • The size of the calendar should be at least 1024×768. Higher resolutions are good. Widescreen is also allowed.
  • Calendars must be in a common graphics format such as jpg, tiff, gif or png.
  • It must have Emma-Watson.net and October and it should have the dates. It should be mostly original work, and images used should be respectful of Emma’s privacy.
  • The deadline to submit calendars is September 27.
  • No more than 3 entries per person please. Please send entries to emmawatson.graphics@gmail.com

Emma Co-hosting Special HeForShe Event for UN Women

British Actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson will co-host a special event for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign on 20 September 2014, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The event aims to kick-start one of the largest solidarity movements of the 21st century for the achievement of gender equality calling upon one half of humanity in support of the other half for the benefit of all.

Over the next 12 months the HeForShe campaign intends to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates and agents of change in ending the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. The premise is that inequality is a human rights issue, the resolution of which will benefit everyone – socially, politically and economically.

The special event will bring together gender experts, government officials, senior United Nations officials, civil society organizations and HeForShe celebrity champions and role models to discuss the central role of men and boys in the achievement of gender equality, and to raise awareness that the support of women’s rights is a moral, social and economic imperative for humanity.

What: Special Event for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign.
Attendance by invitation only.

When: Saturday, 20 September 2014 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Where: United Nations Trusteeship Council, New York

Note to media:

The event is open to UN accredited media only, but space is limited. RSVP at: http://goo.gl/keW56x

The event will be webcast live at: http://webtv.un.org/ and photos will be available for downloading:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2n8flqu6243k8wz/AADpVMiaumiiyw843sHEaZIga?dl=0

 

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Emma in La La Land

Back in June there were reports that Emma Watson was in talks for a lead role in the musical La La Land, with Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent), but since then, nothing. Then this week Teller apparently mentioned that after filming “Bleed for This” in Rhode Island he will be back in Los Angeles to film La La Land with Emma, adding “It’s with the same director as ‘Whiplash’. It’s a musical that takes place in L.A., hence the ‘La La Land.’ I’ll get to play piano, sing and dance and stuff like that.”  I’m not sure that’s confirmation, but close.

 

Director Damien Chazelle’s vision for La La Land

I’d like to make a contemporary musical about L.A., starting with the L.A. we know but slowly building to a vision of the city as romantic metropolis–one that is actually worthy of the dreams it inspires. I’d like to make a musical about the way L.A.’s peculiar rhythms can push its residents to the edge of their emotions–be they hope, desperation or love. Think the kind of teetering-toward-madness you see in “The Graduate” or “Boogie Nights”, and imagine if you were to push that further. In this case, the city pushes its residents all the way: it pushes them into song.

The characters of this movie are just people trying to make it. One thing most movies about struggling L.A. actors and musicians miss is the poetry of their struggle: these are blue-collar folks working day in and day out to make something happen. What I’m interested in is pitting their yearnings and their ambitions against the musical genre. After all, musicals are all about the push-and-pull between reality and fantasy; the heroes of this film, because of their big dreams, are constantly poised on that edge. 

At its core, this is a movie about artists in love–and what it means to be an artist in love in arguably the most competitive city on the planet. How do you juggle the need to find success as an artist with the need to share oneself with another human being? And how do you do so in a place where every poster, every street corner and every sign remind you of the glories just beyond reach? L.A. is the “Dream Factory”, and to me there’s something swooningly romantic about that: all those unsung songs and unrealized ideas clouding the air. By casting an affectionate eye on a pair of young hopefuls, while aspiring to the kind of full-fledged romanticism you hardly ever see in today’s movies, I hope to capture the spirit of the city I now call home, and make a movie that feels both classical and urgent–and, yes, intrinsically L.A.”

September 2014 Calendar

 

Congratulations to Thomas, our winner for the September Calendar Competition!

 

 

Honorable mentions to Padawan, Monika, Christian, Christopher and Martin. Thank you to everyone that entered, and thank you to those who voted. All the competition entries can be viewed here.


 

September Calendar Vote

Voting for the September calendar is now open.

Remember, you only get to vote one time. Do not vote multiple times from different emails, and do not ask your friends to come and vote on your calendar. Let’s keep the competition fair.

Please make sure you write your choices in the order you like them. Your favorite should be first, then next favorite, etc.

  1. View the calendars here. Click on the thumbnails to see a larger preview image. Take your time, make sure you scroll all the way to the end and check out all the calendars.
  2. Choose your favorite 5 calendars, and write down their numbers in order, from best to 5th place. You don’t have to choose 5, you can vote for just one if you like, but you can vote for 5.
  3. Send your vote in an email to emmawatson.contest@gmail.com or in a PM to me on the forums to dookdookdook.

Voting is open through September 1, 00:00 GMT.

September Calendar Competition

Emma news has been pretty slow lately. Hopefully it will pick up again soon. But all we have for now is the September Calendar Competition is now open.

  • The size of the calendar should be at least 1024×768. Higher resolutions are good. Widescreen is also allowed.
  • Calendars must be in a common graphics format such as jpg, tiff, gif or png.
  • It must have Emma-Watson.net and September and it should have the dates. It should be mostly original work, and images used should be respectful of Emma’s privacy.
  • The deadline to submit calendars is August 28.
  • No more than 3 entries per person please. Please send entries to emmawatson.graphics@gmail.com

August 2014 Calendar

 

Congratulations to Jia, our winner for the August Calendar Competition!

 

 

Honorable mentions to Monica, Shang, Salman and Christian. Thank you to everyone that entered, and thank you to those who voted. All the competition entries can be viewed here.

 

August Calendar Vote

Voting for the August calendar is now open.

Remember, you only get to vote one time. Do not vote multiple times from different emails, and do not ask your friends to come and vote on your calendar. Let’s keep the competition fair.

Please make sure you write your choices in the order you like them. Your favorite should be first, then next favorite, etc.

  1. View the calendars here. Click on the thumbnails to see a larger preview image. Take your time, make sure you scroll all the way to the end and check out all the calendars.
  2. Choose your favorite 5 calendars, and write down their numbers in order, from best to 5th place. You don’t have to choose 5, you can vote for just one if you like, but you can vote for 5.
  3. Send your vote in an email to emmawatson.contest@gmail.com or in a PM to me on the forums to dookdookdook.

Voting is open through August 1, 00:00 GMT.