In the episode, Nathan reveals his involvement at a press conference, and its the happiest hes ever been: My business was not only a bona fide success, but for the first time in my life it felt like people actually wanted to be around me. The woman who arguably put Canadian pop on the map in the aughts, Nelly Furtado came back with a volley of bangers on her 2012 album The Spirit Indestructible, the first of which was Big Hoops. The song hearkens back to Furtados iconic collaborations with Timbaland (Promiscuous, anyone? Its this simple thing that has created some of the most incredible drag: through pure, unadulterated expression, free of rules. Like Schitts Creek, Orphan Black was a Canadian critical darling-turned-social media phenomenon-turned-international awards contender. Jennifer Walters, the titular attorney in the new Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, ultimately crushed Maslany's "reticence" about joining the packed Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here are 10 times the internet swooned over the musings and (apparent) misadventures of Keanu Reeves. It was the most fun. Whatever the answer, if the 2010s have been a time of all-purpose confusion, few shows have nailed the decade quite like this one, and these are just 10 of its finest moments. 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. Justin Bieber releases his massive hit single Baby. Now finished, the temples curved wings fold together to create a dome of glass, marble and steel and it glows from within come nightfall. The 2010s have been all about fame often vapid, toxic, shallow and undeserved fame, a new kind of parasitic stardom that almost anyone can attain just as long as theyre desperate enough. Richard Wagameses Indian Horse is published. Since the 90s, she has been synonymous with syrupy power ballads, questionable fashion choices and a passion for golfing. 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. Montreal chef Chuck Hughes wins Iron Chef America. (Ive been waiting my whole life/the last two years to say that. Indigenous filmmakers also brought some of the most affecting stories to our screens; a new wave of filmmakers revitalized the indie scene while veterans got called to work on some of the biggest series on Earth; and gender parity became a serious priority with the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements. The Quebec success story of the 2010s teaches us that great artists are global in appeal, that we dont need to fret over losing them (or worry that theyll lose their unique artistry and local values) and that films and series that resonate with large audiences can play a significant role in cultural rapprochement and understanding. 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. Billy-Ray Belcourts poem Love is a Moontime Teaching appeared here before it ended up in his Griffin Poetry Prize-winning book This Wound is a World. Its a shame it didnt get the international recognition of its sister single, but at least we Canadians get to enjoy this gem ourselves. Tatiana Gabrielle Maslany was born September 22, 1985 in Regina, Saskatchewan, to Renate, a translator, and Dan, a woodworker. They relocate there. After premiering on Netflix in August, the dark comedy drew attention for its biting humour and social commentary on the ways we frame success and community. Since Drag Race, we have seen countless new artists start performing because of the show. A flash goes off, and disembodied voices start to ring out , What do we say? They dont exist. Originally consisting of DJs Ehren Bear Witness Thomas of the Cayuga First Nation, Ian DJ NDN Campeau of the Nippising First Nation and Dan DJ Shub General, Mohawk of the Six Nations Grand River (though General was replaced by Tim 2oolman Hill, Mohawk of the Six Nations Grand River, in 2014 and Campeau left in 2017), the electronic music group drew much-deserved attention for their mix of hip hop, dance and reggae alongside remixes of traditional powwow songs. From 2013 to 2017, she embodied over a dozen clones on the sci-fi series "Orphan Black," and won an Emmy for it This other moment of viral gold comes a few short weeks after Dion turns 50, and her new embrace of fun and individuality make her appear more youthful than she has since, like, 1989. Produced by: Peter Knegt and Mercedes Grundy | Editing: Eleanor Knowles, Reiko Milley, Peter Knegt and Samantha Edwards | Design: Mercedes Grundy and Jeff Hume | Website: Jeff Hume | Video: Lucius Dechausay, Mercedes Grundy, March Mercanti, Romeo Candido, Jessica Hayes and Kiah Welsh | Graphics: Camille Charbonneau | Research: Peter Knegt and KC Hoard, (Jeff Bottari/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign), Justin Bieber kicked off a decade of reinvention for Canadian pop music, Following the benefit singles release on March 12, 10 times Keanu Reeves was the internet's boyfriend, Videos of Reeves interacting with his fellow stranded passengers, A petition to name Reeves Time magazines 2019 Person of the Year was launched, a Reddit thread about Reeves apparently rescuing a woman stranded on the side of the highway, Mordecai Richler gets a big-screen adaptation with, Ryan Goslings heartbreaking performance in, Incendies in the 2010s: A decade of Qubcois filmmakers bringing down the arthouse, the debut of her second Las Vegas residency, 10 of the decade's most influential movies (that just happened to shoot in Canada), despite the attention given to Guillaume Ct, would garner 200,000 views in just a few days, 50,000-person crowd of motorbike rally spectators, who directed 11 episodes and served as an executive producer. Before landing the role of Alexis Rose in Schitt's Creek, she was in consideration of quitting acting. Cline, thank you for the moments of gold and the flashes of light. As for the colour, the dresss near-black/navy shade reflected the occasions sombre tone. His talent deserves a platform. Over the last 10 years, Canadian artists have been storming the world stage like never before in music, film and TV, literature, visual art, dance, theatre and everything in between. The Birdcage, Brokeback Mountain, The Imitation Game, Dallas Buyers Club and Philadelphia were all directed by straight men, while Modern Family and even Will & Grace definitely catered to straight audiences. Indigenous artists have always created incredible work, from the blankets Salish weavers constructed from goat hair and woolly dog hair to the intricate carvings made by Inuit sculptors from bones and antlers to Haudenosaunee raised beadwork. She doubles down on that claim with a second iconic look that month when she performs My Heart Will Go On in a puffy white dress with a plunging neckline at the Billboard Music Awards a surprising nod to the reverse pantsuit (with a plunging back) that she wore to the 1999 Academy Awards. Who knows how many times Canada has been referenced along the way at this point, but a 2019 episode co-written by Canadian Tim Long probably takes the cake for the most times weve been mentioned in a single shot. Well, he nailed it. (In my mind, we are best friends.) Fielder is a comedian a dry one. Nine pieces drew inspiration from Belcourts painting Water Song (which can be found in the National Gallery of Canada), and all nine were a true testament to the vivacity and beauty that define the artists work. Read: theyre friendly! From the outside, the museum is almost blinding. has a leading 14 nominations including best TV drama series and best actress in a continuing drama series for star Tatiana Maslany, who appears as a host of cloned characters on the hit show. A smile crept across Colberts face he was left speechless. In 2010, a Reddit thread about Reeves apparently rescuing a woman stranded on the side of the highway who was without a functioning car or cell phone percolated around the web. In Canada, Qubcois filmmakers have a fertile onscreen history of non-conformity, risk-taking and unabashedly high levels of emotions. Having used the gay lounge lizard-slash-socialite persona as a means of speaking his own truth or offering pure satirical commentary, Thompson has been a mainstay of Canadian comedy, and his return to the stage over the course of 2018 was highly celebrated. (while they themselves borrowed from Scandinavian landscapes) gave us a truly modern language for the Canadian wild that has become a signature of our own art history. All these years, weve watched Nathan engineer business opportunities as a means to an end (re: a platonic hang). When their community no longer has the medicine of childrens laughter to inspire them? (Evidently, Jason Wu is your go-to for moments of celebration and mourning. The journey begins near one of Edmontons favourite landmarks: the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. And similar to the Temple of Light in Santiago, this structure is a light-filled dome in the wilderness. Even better (and more relevant to 2019), two years after the records release, Shania announced plans for a 23-date Las Vegas residency, where shell be playing well into 2020. When Everything, Everything was released on May 19, 2017, it made Canadian director Stella Meghie the only Black woman to have a wide release studio-backed feature film for the year. Miss Chief Eagle Testickle unveils Kent Monkmans latest searing indictment on Facebook. To explore career opportunities, she moved to the United States at age 22. Canadian producer J. Instead of Washington State University, nave heroine Anastasia Steele hangs out on the University of British Columbia campus. This was based on early settlers experiences of bare survival in the face of hostile elements and/or Natives. Though they did exist, Indigenous writers were not considered; we only ever appear in the book as hostile Natives that white Canadians must survive. Of course, what stoked the fires of obsession even more was the release of House of Balloons, the first mixtape from Torontos Abel Tesfaye a release that wowed listeners with its nearly seven-minute title track (co-produced by Doc McKinney) and made listeners even thirstier for The Weeknds urgent vocals, poetic lyrics and incredible beats. And it reminded anybody who saw it of the cruelty inflicted by the Canadian government over the course of the last 150 years. Michel Marc Bouchards Tom la ferme debuts at Centre du Thtre dAujourdhui, Playwright Michel Marc Bouchards Tom on the Farm (Tom la ferme) made its debut at the Centre du Thtre dAujourdhui in Montreal in January, which clearly kicked the year off right. (I caught the show in Portland, Ore., where the local alt weeklys admiring preview was headlined Whats German for WTF?), Its been the most incredible, profound and powerful experience of my artistic career, Pite said in an interview with La Presse before the tour wrapped up in Montreal last summer. If theres a Platonic ideal of a TV host, he is its opposite, and while Im enough of a weirdo to find the notion of an anti-Seacrest appealing, the effect is discomfiting to most. The thought of this might have sent fashion insiders into a tailspin just a few years ago. The show even managed to get our countrys name into an Oscar-nominated song when Blame Canada provided a centerpiece to the 1999 South Park movie, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. From those first notes on the keyboard to the then-15-year-olds angelic coo, Baby stepped out of the rock n roll-heavy Canadian musical landscape and began to build a bridge between the pop world and the rest of us, offering a much-needed reprieve from the default offering of mainstream-beloved dudes holding guitars and wearing plaid shirts. Cheyenne Jacksons character, Danny, is from Ottawa and joins the cast of the show-within-a-show TGS with Tracy Jordan after starring in a movie about Canadian football, while Steve Martins Gavin Volure tries to evade house arrest by whisking Liz Lemon off to Toronto (Toronto is just like New York, but without all the stuff!). One year before cleaning up at the Canadian Screen Awards (where his work picked up nine awards, thank you very much), Xavier Dolan earned the Jury Prize at the 67th Cannes Film Festival for Mommy, the Montrealers fifth full-length feature. With Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy. July Talks hook-laden, heavy approach to alternative rock made the Toronto band into chart-topping successes in Canada. But the other treasure these residencies offer is entry into a new community, insight into another place or into the state of our environment. The voices blaring at him are soon replaced by his own compulsive, circular, maddening conversations with himself in voiceover as he works through the language of PTSD, addiction and recovery a system is in place to maintain your positionuse it., Young is soon joined on stage by a company of five dancers, and over the course of the harrowing first act, they inhabit the ravaged landscape of his mind a demonic tap dance here, an alter egos sinister soft-shoe there, becoming a surreal late-night show of salsa, drugs and self-loathing. Not a child actor, not yet a woman, she was a model of Canadian kindness and patience. The film went on to become a box office triumph and, notably, the first comic book movie ever to score a nomination for best picture at the Golden Globes. On Conversation with Alanis Morissette, she gives us access to some of the greatest minds in the worlds of wellness, healing and recovery. After Arcade Fire stunned the masses by winning Album of the Year for The Suburbs, the internet erupted with repeated cries of Who the hell are Arcade Fire? Wow. Crushingly, Richard Wagamese passed away in March of that year. And yet voters overlooked this, oh-so-questionably deciding to nominate the vastly inferior performance Rami Malek gave in Bohemian Rhapsody instead and hand him the trophy. 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. True, the song and Bieber obviously followed the formula that pop music has long been built on (a young star sings about puppy love as a means to launch a brand hell inevitably abandon in a handful of years as he grows up). Imagine having to follow up Visions, a record so obsessed over that surpassing it creatively mustve been, to say the least, daunting. Representation matters and if theres anything we can do even more in the following decade, its ensuring inclusion, equality and the end of old practices that have been holding all of us back. Few artists can draw out emotions like Inuk musician Tanya Tagaq, and even fewer can bring those emotions out simultaneously. Through vivid storytelling at the hands of his gender-fluid, time-travelling alter ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, Monkmans work used historical events to celebrate the resilience of Indigenous people despite the onslaught of colonialism. (As a gay man, I stand by the fact that it objectively is.). A meme was bornand Sad Keanu lived on for the rest of the decade. After being a victim of fraud, Johnny Rose and his family go from extremely wealthy to penniless overnight. And sunlight animates the structures features both inside and out. Over four seasons, the greatest and most elaborate stunt Nathan for You ever produced was the series itself. The prize: a trip to Reynoldss hometown. (It does not go over well). Grimess fourth full-length studio album blasted her previous incarnations away to create a space so uninhabitable, so comfortable, so off-putting and so compelling that Claire Bouchers reputation as an artist fixated on her/the future felt permanent. But its Nathans arc that really messes with truth and fiction. By the end of the 2010s, The Simpsons will have aired 678 episodes, making it by far the longest-running American sitcom. 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. But I digress. Twain fan: lifes about to get good. One hilarious early example comes in the first-season episode Rude Kid, when the five-year-old son of Janets white professor is misbehaving and Appa (Jung and Janets father, played by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee) instinctively flicks the boys forehead and is quickly scolded for it. A post shared by Cline Dion (@celinedion) on May 21, 2017 at 8:21pm PDT. 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. As Alonzo Fonny Hunt, a man sent to prison for a rape he didnt commit, James is deeply captivating in a very challenging role. So imagine the delight of the nation when Now, Twains first studio album in 15 years, debuted at No. I am one of those ladies. 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. It felt like we could learn from old industry mistakes. ), 57 artists come together to raise money for Haiti with Wavin Flag. online, leading many to proclaim their further adoration for the already widely adored actor. A petition to name Reeves Time magazines 2019 Person of the Year was launched midway through the year an honour that has previously been bestowed on Barack Obama and Pope John Paul II. Its possible.. A dream come true! But until the call for representation isnt so tragically needed, Ill take Liu kicking ass and looking fine in a superhero outfit. Baroness von Sketch Shows Aurora Browne talks about how Tanya Talagas investigative book Seven Fallen Feathers opened her eyes to Thunder Bays past and present treatment of Indigenous communities. So here goes: heralded as the No. 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. In 2019 two years after it dropped on Netflix, four years after it premiered on CBC and with 18 Canadian Screen Awards to its name Schitts Creek was finally recognized by the Emmys with four nominations, including an outstanding comedy series nod. Stompa, a storm of a song, catapulted Millbrook, Ont., singer-songwriter Serena Ryder to national and, to a certain extent, international stardom. As we approach the dawn of a new decade, I see the following future in my crystal ball/champagne flute: Canada is at the top of its onscreen game. Quebec is mourning and on Jan. 22, the province arranges a national funeral for Anglil. After all, Baby was a joy! After establishing herself as a queen of quick wit and cutting observations during her 12 years as a correspondent on The Daily Show, Bee drew even more cultural clout as the American election came to a close and attracted her ire. Des McAnuff is a Broadway legacy name at this point. What motivates people to believe the most obvious, calculated lie, despite all evidence to the contrary? At the tail-end of this decade, right when we need it most, Alanis has turned Jagged Little Pill into a musical with a book written by Diablo Cody. The hero wears obscure band tees, not vibranium battle armour. And of course, in the fourth season of Mad Men, Canadian whisky fan Don Draper starts dating his receptionist Megan, played by Jessica Par. We've already heard Tatiana Maslany claim she wasn't She . We were all afraid of this project, but what we discovered in the process is a kind of joy in the act of creation, to make something out of such a tragic event. (The tour may be over, but the show lives on in a beautifully filmed BBC production, which you can watch on the streaming service Marquee TV.). Alicia Elliott is the author of A Mind Spread Out on the Ground. Operatic soprano Barbara Hannigan achieved a professional and life milestone when she was awarded the 2018 Rolf Schock Prize for Musical Arts at a ceremony in Stockholm in October. A post shared by Cline Dion (@celinedion) on May 2, 2017 at 8:32am PDT. The 55-year-old publicly held the hand (gasp!) 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.
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