Congratulations to the cast and crew of the movie First Man. The film has earned the ’Critics Chioce’ Seal of Distinction from the Broadcast Film Critics Association! The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced on December 10, 2018 the nominees for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala, broadcast live on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm ET (delayed PT).
“First of all, thanks for having us back. It’s always an honor to come to Japan. It’s wonderful to be here with this film,” Ryan said at a press conference held at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo on Dec. 3.
He divulged that after reading James Hansen’s book “First Man,” he realized that “I know nothing about Neil Armstrong or his wife Janet and their family, and the extraordinary sacrifices that were made to make this mission possible.”
“It’s one of the greatest technological achievements in history but the emotional journey that the people involved went on was quite heartbreaking,” he went on.
The “La La Land” star admitted that playing Armstrong “was an extraordinary opportunity but an even bigger responsibility.”
“I had an incredible amount of help. Neil and Janet’s sons were involved. It was a real team effort,” he said.
As for Chazelle, the film is “a balance between the space mission and the intimate emotional life of Neil and his wife Janet.”
Joining the two at the press conference were former Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, who boarded the Space Shuttle Discovery in 2010 and ZOZO Chief Yusaku Maezawa, who is scheduled to take a trip to the moon in 2023.
Tokyo Press Meeting Photos Here Link
First Man will be availabe in Dvd/BluRay/4K Ultra HD and on Digital in Germany and Canada on December 30, 2018 and in some European countries such as Italy, Spain and France on February 20, 2019. You can already pre-order your copy on Amazon.com. I’ve already ordered my copy and You? What are u waiting for?
Update: We finally have a U.S. release date: First Man be Available on Digital on Jan. 8, 4K Ultra HD, blu-Ray and DVD on January 22! No UK release date yet.
The Nominations are: Ryan Gosling as Best Actor in Motion Picture Drama, Claire Foy as Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Justin Hurwitz for Best Original Score, Tom Ross for Best Editing then Best Movie, Best Sound and Best Art Direction and Production Design. The Ceremony will take place in L.A. next February 17, 2019
Japanese Followers is your turn, Ryan is in Tokyo … He has Landed in Tokyo to promote First Man movie.
He’s seen on arrival at Narita International Airport on December 2, 2018 in Narita, Chiba, Japan. FIRST MAN will be out in Japanese Theatres on February 8, 2019
Ryan Gosling’s arrival in Tokyo HQ photos Link
Ryan Gosling attended, with the rest of Cast and crew of the movie, the First Man screening Reception on November 28, 2018 in L.A. at Goya Studios. In the picture below with the Director Damien Chazelle.
First Man Screening Reception @ Goya Studios HQ photos Link
First Man Screening Reception at Goya Studios photos from socials Link
‘CONGO STORIES’ BOOK TOUR: Meet the authors and contributors of “Congo Stories” at special book events in cities across the U.S.
Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed
By John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba
Foreword by Soraya Aziz Souleymane Postscript by Dave Eggers Afterword by Chouchou Namegabe Illustrations by Sam Ilus
Photographs by Ryan Gosling
For more information and to order: CongoStories
Grand Central Publishing Publication Date: December 4, 2018
Contact: Greg Hittelman Director of Communications +1-310-717-0606 / email@example.com
Ryan is going to attend the presentation of the book ‘Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed’ in various American cities:
DECEMBER 10, 2018
L.A.: FIDEL BAFILEMBA, RYAN GOSLING, CHOUCHOU NAMEGABE, JOHN PRENDERGAST
Book Soup and the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads present John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba with Ryan Gosling and Chouchou Namegabe, to discuss and sign “Congo Stories” at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ The City Council Chambers West Hollywood Library 625 North San Vicente Boulevard West Hollywood – L.A.
Here’s the link to have More infos about the event and to buy tickets to attend the event Link
On the same day Ryan Gosling is going to attend a Q&A & Book Signing @ UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room in L.A. @ 12.00 – 1.30. No public admission only for UCLA Students.
DECEMBER 13, 2018
DC: JOHN PRENDERGAST, FIDEL BAFILEMBA, CHOUCHOU NAMEGABE, AND RYAN GOSLING
Politics and Prose presents John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba with Ryan Gosling and Chouchou Namegabe, to discuss and sign “Congo Stories” @ 7pm in Washington D.C. at the Dorothy Betts Theatre Cloyd Heck Marvin Center 800 21st St. NW
Get tickets here link
DECEMBER 14, 2018
NYC: CONGO STORIES SIGNING W/ JOHN PRENDERGAST, FIDEL BAFILEMBA, RYAN GOSLING, & CHOUCHOU NAMEGABE
Join John Prendergast, Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling, and Chouchou Namegabe for a signing of their important new work. The signing will take place from 12:30pm – 1:30pm in the Strand Bookstore Rare Book Room.
Get tickets here link
The photographs of the Book were taken by Ryan During his travel in East Congo in 2010 for the @EnoughProject with John Prendergast, the co-founder of the Enough Project and with the Enough field analyst Fidel Bafilembaf. The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a conflict which most people don’t know. Armed groups are fighting over the lucrative minerals that power cell phones and laptops, leaving a trail of human destruction. They spent most of their time in eastern Congo talking with survivors of this silent war to know what they experienced, and what messages they might have for those of us who have come to rely on cell phones and laptops that inadvertently connect us to Congo.
During the trip, Ryan made a video too “Raise Hope for Congo.” Unfortunately the Video is untraceable on line. Ry met with civil society organizations, human rights defenders, and survivors of the ongoing violent conflict. Through the collection of original video footage and pictures Ry intended to cast a spotlight on their stories of courage, survival, and hope
You can buy the book, on sale from December 4, on Amazon and on other online retailers. Here’s the link Link … Do the right thing and buy It!
THE UPSTANDER FUND
100 percent of the authors’ proceeds from the book will go to support Congolese Upstanders working for peace and human rights in Congo.
Go visit the official ‘Congo Stories’ website link here Site
From the Official Site:
From the author of the New York Times bestselling and award winning, John Prendergast, co-writes acompelling book with Fidel Bafilemba — with stunning photographs by Ryan Gosling — revealing the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used throughout thelast five centuries to build, develop, advance, and safeguard the United States and Europe.
The book highlights the devastating price Congo has paid for that support. However, the way the world deals with Congo is finally changing, and the book tells the remarkable stories of those in Congo and the United States leading that transformation.
The people of Congo are fighting back against a tidal wave of international exploitation and governmental oppression to make things better for their nation, their neighborhoods, and their families. They are risking their lives to resist and alter the deadly status quo. And now, finally, there are human rights movements led by young people in the United States and Europe building solidarity with Congolese change-makers in support ofdignity, justice, and equality for the Congolese people. As a result, the way the world deal with Congo is finally changing.
Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling, and John Prendergast traveled to Congo to document some of the stories notonly of the Congolese upstanders who are building a better future for their country but also of young Congolese people overcoming enormous odds just to go to school and help take care of their families.
The book features the life story of Dr. Denis Mukwege, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
and one of many of theCongo lese upstanders whose lives are profiled in the book.
Through Gosling’s photographs of Congolese daily life, Bafilemba’s profiles of heroic Congolese activists, and Prendergast’s narratives of the extraordinary history and evolving social movements that
directly link Congo with the United States and Europe, CONGO STORIES provides windows into the history, the people, the challenges, the possibilities, and the movements that could change the course of Congo’s destiny.
And Here’s a surprise:
Some shoots Ryan took during his trip published in the book (Congolese Children seen through Ryan’s eyes):
Few Days ago I launched on my social pages dedicated to Ryan on IG and Twitter this idea:
“Hi Guys I need your help: As You all know Ryan’s Bday is in less than ten 10 days (November 12) and he’s gonna turn 38. I was thinking about Something but I need your help to do It … Ok listen to Me … I’d like to make a video including all your messages for Ry, showing how much he means to you, whishing him happy Bday etc. … your message has to be in English and you can include your username or be anonymous (as u prefer) You can send me a video message or text message IMPORTANT Not long please only few lines, a short text message (max 120 characters) or video. If you want to join me in this Video Surprise you only have to DM me … C’mon I’m waiting for your Messages. The DEADLINE is November 10. I’m gonna publish the video on my pages dedicated to Ryan … Maybe he’s going to watch it or maybe not Who knows … but the important thing to me it’s showing our love to The best human being on earth”
And this is the result …
Two Different Videos cause I had so many requests and GUYS I REALLY WANNA THANK YOU ALL!
Ry this is our way to wish u a very Special Birthday. We want to celebrate Your Day from all over the world. Happy birthday to this gorgeous man! You stole our Hearths and never gave them back. From your Fans with Love. Hope u are safe with your family. We really hope u can see our for You cause it’s our way to show u how much we love u!
It’s The Day, November 12th
Happy Birthday Ryan!
Here’s a collage of Ryan’s fans Bday messages:
Happy birthday to this gorgeous man, he stole my heart 15 years ago and never gave it back!
Happy Birthday to the most beautiful person ever ! Actor whom I adore and wish to get an autograph of him ever since, Mr. @RyanGosling
38 Years of kindness, humor and talent! Happy birthday Mr. RyanGosling!!! Best wishes
Happy birthday to the love of my life ryan gosling. I truly mean it when I say: he is the main reason i smile every day and i can’t express how grateful i am for him, his work and everything he does. i hope he has the most wonderful day today. I love you so much Ryan ♡
It’s Ryan Gosling day, say goodbye to your normal feed & say hello to this human unicorn
It’s November 12th and if you don’t know why today’s so special I’m here let me spell it out for ya all day long: IT’S RYAN GOSLING’S BIRTHDAY!
He wrote you 365 letters, went to the moon, opened his own jazz club and was a getaway driver. Happy 38th b-day, Ryan Gosling! Don’t miss him as the first man on the moon in First Man!
Ryan presented the Annual Artists Inspirstion Award at the 3rd Annual Patron SAG-AFTRA Foundtation Event Honoring Mr. Harrison Ford on November 8, 2018 at the Willis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills.
For all the Photos of the Event Check Out the Gallery links Below.
Sag-Aftra Patron Award Event HQ photos link Here
Sag-Aftra Patron Award Arrival photos link Here