Jeroen Bleekemolen joins Rinaldi Racing for the remainder of the European Le Mans Series campaign, stepping into the team’s lineup starting with next month’s 4 Hours of Monza.
As shown on the entry list for the third round of the season, the veteran Dutchman will team up with Christian Hook and Fabrizio Crestani aboard the No. 33 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo.
Bleekemolen, who is Gold-rated, replaces Silver-rated Colombian driver Oscar Tunjo. Tunjo had been the third driver in the team for the previous two rounds at Paul Ricard and Imola.
Team boss Michele Rinaldi confirmed to Sportscar365 that Bleekemolen has been brought into the lineup for the rest of the season, as opposed to his Monza appearance being a one-off.
Bleekemolen raced with the team during its FIA WEC appearance at the Italian circuit and also partnered with Hook and Pierre Ehret at Le Mans last year.
The rest of the 42-car entry list has largely remained unchanged from Imola.
Notably, Lorenzo Colombo still remains part of Prema’s LMP2 lineup. Colombo originally replaced Juan Manuel Correa for the opening round at Paul Ricard due to Correa’s foot injury.
However, the Italian remains listed alongside Louis Deletraz and Ferdinand Habsburg even though Correa has since returned to action in the FIA Formula 3 Championship, the American driver’s other program.
In the LMP3 category, Jim McGuire appears listed aboard United Autosports’ No. 3 Ligier JS P320 Nissan alongside Kay van Berlo and Andrew Bentley.
Notably, the ELMS round at Monza takes place only a week after the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.
United Autosports team owner Richard Dean told Sportscar365 the team was forced to miss that race as McGuire had to go in for back surgery after the Le Mans weekend.
McGuire was not part of the lineup at Imola, when Van Berlo and Bentley won the race as a duo.
DKR Engineering has brought in James Winslow to its lineup in place of Tom van Rompuy, while Colin Noble joins Nielsen Racing’s No. 7 lineup to partner Anthony Wells and James Littlejohn.
Eurointernational has yet to confirm the remainder of its driver crew for the No. 11 Ligier. Max van Koebolt is the currently the only driver listed, with the other two places in the lineup listed as ‘TBA’
By: Davey Euwema
Title: Bleekemolen Joins Rinaldi for Remainder of ELMS Season
Sourced From: sportscar365.com/lemans/elms/bleekemolen-joins-rinaldi-for-remainder-of-elms-season/
Published Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:00:14 +0000
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Is Megan Thee Stallion a ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ fan? ‘Gojo Thee Stallion,’ explained
Prior to the 2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards, some anime fans had no idea that rapper Megan Thee Stallion was an anime enthusiast. But watching her speech as she presented the Anime of the Year Award, there can be no doubt about it: Megan is a weeb.
Personally, I’m Megan Thee Stallion’s newest fan and follower, and I hope I’m not the only one whose heart she unexpectedly won. Despite not being too familiar with her music and her career, the way her personality shone during the ceremony, and everything I’ve found out thereafter, contributed to a feeling of kinship. United by nerdiness, we could say.
Megan has previously cosplayed as other anime characters. One such instance that broke the internet – but not as much as recently – was when she cosplayed My Hero Academia’s pro-hero Mirko. And, objectively, she looked stunning.
But, even though some like myself only found out about her passion for anime recently, the American artist has never truly hidden it, in fact, and admirably, she seems proud of her nerdy side.
But when she cosplayed a female version of Satoru Gojo from Jujutsu Kaisen – who also won the Crunchyroll award for secondary anime character of the year – the internet went wild as if she had cast Domain Expansion over social media.
Megan Thee Honored One
When she “made it to Japan,” Megan Thee Stallion posted on her social media pictures of herself dressed up as a female Gojo – arguably, the most widely adored character in the series. The combination of the beloved rapper with the beloved S-rank jujutsu sorcerer took the internet by storm, or, shall we say, by Hollow Purple. It escalated to the point that the hashtag “Gojo Thee Stallion” was trending on X (formerly Twitter).
The match made in heaven had people collectively losing their minds. So much so that many talented artists scrambled to make incredible works of fan art, further immortalizing the moment:
If the Crunchyroll Anime Awards were aiming at reaching a wider audience and generating more chatter this year, they surely have managed to attain the feat. Bring Megan Thee Stallion again next year and I’ll sit down – along with many others surely – to watch the event once more in 2025.
By: Margarida Bastos
Title: Is Megan Thee Stallion a ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ fan? ‘Gojo Thee Stallion,’ explained
Sourced From: wegotthiscovered.com/anime/is-megan-thee-stallion-a-jujutsu-kaisen-fan-gojo-thee-stallion-explained/
Published Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2024 17:15:47 +0000
Oppenheimer Wins Big at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards
Oppenheimer has now won both the Cinema Audio Society and the two key awards at the Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild. It is sweeping the season at an astonishing pace. The Zone of Interest did not win in its category, and was beaten by Society of the Snow. But really, Zone is more of Sound […]
By: Sasha Stone
Title: Oppenheimer Wins Big at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards
Sourced From: www.awardsdaily.com/2024/03/03/oppenheimer-wins-big-at-the-mpse-golden-reel-awards/
Published Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2024 05:22:18 +0000
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‘Attack On Titan’ should have been nominated for Anime of the Year and I’ll die on that hill
This article contains spoilers for the final season of Attack on Titan
The Crunchyroll Anime Awards was a night to remember, partly because of the obvious snubs that fans like me couldn’t overlook. And yes, I’m talking about Attack On Titan’s snub for Anime of the Year.
Between the Bleach and Vinland Saga snubs, the anime community was in a justified uproar. However, the Anime of the Year award, the most anticipated award of the night, didn’t interest me because the near-perfect Attack On Titan didn’t even make the cut.
To put it mildly, Attack On Titan had an explosive year in 2023, finally concluding the highly acclaimed series after over 10 years. But the penultimate offering might have been arguably the most emotionally gripping moment in anime history. So why wasn’t it even a contender for the award? Crunchyroll, you will pay for these crimes!
Why AOT Deserved an Anime of the Year Nomination
Two words: The Rumbling.
Attack on Titan has been a global phenomenon since its first season, but the twists and turns that led up to The Rumbling were the most satisfying. The plot only seemed to get more complex and mysterious with every new season, and every answer unveiled only led to a new question. The Final Season: Special 1 begins with The Rumbling, the highly anticipated catastrophic march of Colossal Titans on Marley, led by Eren, and covers how the characters rally together to stop him.
This special episode was perfect for many reasons. It brought us back to Eren’s point of view, showing us how he justified his actions to himself and how he had been grappling with the reality of his fate since he arrived in Marley. MAPPA also spared no details in depicting the devastation of The Rumbling, in a sequence that was quite difficult to watch, despite Attack on Titan’s reputation for gruesome scenes. Moreover, the special also had an emotional core, loaded with scenes like Armin and Annie’s heartfelt conversation, and Hange’s heart-wrenching send-off.
Altogether, all the themes of AOT were laid bare, and we saw the characters at their most vulnerable. Attack on Titan has been a colossal anime for a decade (pun intended), so a snub in the most recognized category seems quite dismissing of a decade’s worth of excellence. There is no doubt that this finale was more than award-worthy, and deserved to be recognized as such.
Did AOT get any nominations?
Fortunately, Attack on Titan wasn’t totally snubbed by the Crunchyroll Awards. Although the second part of the final episode wasn’t eligible for nominations due to its late release date of November, The Final Season, The Final Chapters: Special 1 received multiple nominations. Here are the categories that AOT received nominations in:
• Best Animation
• Best Continuing Series
• Best Director
• Best Cinematography
• Best Action
• Best Drama
• Best Main Character – Eren Jaeger
• Best Supporting Character – Hange Zoe
• Best Score
• Best Voice Artist Performance (Japanese) – Yuki Kaji
Overall, Attack On Titan earned many nominations at the 2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards, but that is the precise reason why it deserved to have a spot among the Anime of the Year nominees. Nonetheless, the anime took home the awards for Best Drama and Best Score. Crunchyroll had better come through next year, and reward the fans, crew, cast, and of course, Hajime Isayama, with an Anime of the Year nomination for Attack On Titan at the 2025 Anime Awards.
By: Demi Phillips
Title: ‘Attack On Titan’ should have been nominated for Anime of the Year and I’ll die on that hill
Sourced From: wegotthiscovered.com/anime/attack-on-titan-should-have-been-nominated-for-anime-of-the-year-and-ill-die-on-that-hill/
Published Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2024 10:37:56 +0000
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