Dakota Goyo

Dakota Avery Goyo (born 1999)[1] is a Canadian actor. He is best known for playing Max Kenton in the film Real Steel (2011) and Jesse Barrett in the film Dark Skies (2013). He also voices Jamie in the DreamWorks Animation film Rise of the Guardians (2012).

Personal life

Goyo was born to Debra, a former model and singer who manages his career, and David Goyo. He has two older brothers, Devon and Dallas.[1]


Goyo appeared in his first commercial as an infant, after which he landed various roles in television and animation series. His featured television work includes Disney's JoJo's Circus in 2005, Ultra in 2006, Super Why! in 2008, Murdoch Mysteries in 2008, The Listener in 2009, My Neighbor's Secret in 2009, Happy Town in 2010 and a recurring role as Timmy Tibble on the children's television series Arthur in 2010.

Goyo completed a series lead role in the ABC pilot Solving Charlie in 2009, playing Charlie, an orphaned child who has an IQ of 190 and helps his long-lost brother, an aspiring detective, to solve crimes. Goyo played Teddy, the son of Josh Hartnett's character, in the 2007 film Resurrecting the Champ and played Timmy, grandson of Susan Sarandon's character, in the 2007 film Emotional Arithmetic.

In 2011, Goyo starred in Real Steel as Max Kenton, the estranged son of Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), and also played young Thor in the superhero film Thor. In 2012, Goyo voiced Jamie in the DreamWorks Animation feature Rise of the Guardians, and in 2013, he starred in the science fiction thriller film Dark Skies.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Resurrecting the Champ Teddy Kernan Nominated-Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger
Emotional Arithmetic Timmy Winters
2009 Defendor Jack Carter-9
2011 Real Steel Max Kenton Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor
Nominated-Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Thor Young Thor
2012 Rise of the Guardians Jamie Bennett Voice
2013 Dark Skies Jesse Barrett
2014 The Journey Home Luke
Noah Young Noah


Year Title Role Notes
2005 JoJo's Circus Little Blue (voice) "The Thanksgiving Parade"
2006 Ultra Brett
2008 Super Why! Little Boy (voice) "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
2009 Solving Charlie Charlie Hudson II
The Listener Nicki Season 1 - 1 episode - "I'm an Adult"
Murdoch Mysteries Alwyn Jones Season 2 - 3 episodes
My Neighbor's Secret Austin Hest
2010 Happy Town Young Tommy Conroy Season 1 - 1 episode - "Questions and Antlers"
Arthur Timmy Tibble (voice) Season 14 - 4 episodes
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Josh Season 2 - 1 Episode - "Flight"

Nominated-Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series
Nominated-Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 11–13

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Result Work
Young Artist Award 2008 Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger Nominated Resurrecting the Champ
Young Artist Award 2012 Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor[2] Won Real Steel
Young Artist Award 2012 Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 11–13 Nominated R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
Saturn Awards 2012 Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated Real Steel
Daytime Emmy Awards 2012 Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series Nominated R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour


  1. ^ a b Demara, Bruce (August 24, 2007). "Dakota Goyo reaches for the stars". The Star. Retrieved August 25, 2007.
  2. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved May 7, 2012.

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1999 in Canada

Events from the year 1999 in Canada.

38th Saturn Awards

The 38th Saturn Awards, honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror film and television in 2011, were held on July 26, 2012 in Burbank, California. The awards are presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

The six Best Film Award categories were respectively won by Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Science Fiction), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (Fantasy), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Horror or Thriller), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (Action or Adventure), The Skin I Live In (International) and Puss in Boots (Animated). Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Super 8 led the winners with three each.

In the television categories, Breaking Bad won three of its six nominations, including Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series. Fringe, The Walking Dead and Teen Wolf won the other Best Series Awards.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 became the first Harry Potter film to win Best Fantasy Film, for which the seven previous Harry Potter films were nominated, and only the second film of the series to win a Saturn Award, following The Philosopher's Stone which won Best Costume in 2001. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol also became the first Mission:Impossible film to win Best Action or Adventure Film, following the nominations of the first and third installments.

39th Daytime Emmy Awards

The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), ″recognizes outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. during the 2011 calendar year″. The ceremony took place on June 23, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST. The ceremony was televised in the United States by HLN and produced by LocoDistro and Executive Producer Gabriel Gornell.The evening was not hosted however the pre-show ceremony was hosted by A.J. Hammer and Nischelle Turner. The drama pre-nominees were announced on March 2, 2012, and the nominations were announced during an episode of The Today Show on May 9, 2012. In related events, the 39th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles on June 17, 2012.General Hospital won the most awards, with a total of five wins including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team and other Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The soap opera also had the most awards with a total of 23 (including Creative Arts Emmy Awards). Anthony Geary won its seventh win in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category. Live! with Regis and Kelly won in the Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment category for its last season. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to television producer Bill Geddie. The ceremony attracted 912,000 viewers (not counting four repeat broadcasts which brought the total to 2 million), the broadcast was "the most watched regularly scheduled, non-news telecast" ever on HLN, but by far the least-watched Daytime Emmy ceremony ever.

Arthur (season 15)

The 15th season of the television series Arthur was originally broadcast on PBS in the United States from October 10, 2011 to June 15, 2012 and contains 10 episodes, all of which are from the season 14 production, which have previously aired in other countries. This is the last season in which Dallas Jokic, Robert Naylor, Lyle O'Donohoe, Dakota Goyo, and Alexina Cowan voice Arthur, D.W., the Brain, Timmy and Catherine, respectively. This is also the final season to be produced by Cookie Jar Entertainment and to be animated with traditional animation. In the next season, 9 Story Media Group produces this series and the show switches to Flash animation, and would also be the first season in the US to air in the 1080i widescreen format where it was previously only done in foreign markets.

Brando Quilici

Brando Quilici is an independent Italian filmmaker whose career spans over two decades, during which he has worked on many specials for American networks including the National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS [NOVA] and European networks including Channel 4, ZDF, France 5, Rai. He has won many awards, including prizes at the Jackson Hole Film Festival and Trento Film Festival.In 2013 Brando, with Academy Award-winning producer Jake Ebert, produced The Journey Home a family action-adventure feature film set among the ice fields of the Canadian Arctic. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies) and Brando Quilici, the film stars Dakota Goyo (Real Steel), Goran Visnjic (“ER”) and Bridget Moynahan (Blue Bloods). written by the Academy Award winner Hugh Hudson. The film is now available on all major US Digital Accounts and DVD,and distributed theatrically in over 35 countries.

Cardinal Carter Catholic High School

Cardinal Carter Catholic High School, often shortened to Cardinal Carter, is a high school in Aurora, Ontario, Canada in the York Catholic District School Board. The school principal is Sandra Abate. The vice principals are Luisa Rocca, Derek Chan, and Gary Eustace.

Cardinal Carter was established in 1989, commencing operation for grades eight and nine at Our Lady of the Annunciation elementary school. Once construction of the school was completed, service boundaries were defined by the school board to alleviate overcrowding of other Roman Catholic schools in the region, notably St. Robert and St. Elizabeth high schools in Thornhill, and Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newmarket. It takes its name after Cardinal Gerald Emmett Carter, former Archbishop of Toronto.

The school is located on a private campus directly across the street from the York Catholic District School Board. It has numerous elementary feeder schools within its service boundaries:

Aurora: Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School, Light of Christ Catholic Elementary School, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Elementary School, St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School

King City: Holy Name Catholic Elementary School

Oak Ridges: Our Lady of Hope Catholic Elementary School, Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Elementary School, Father Frederick McGinn Catholic Elementary School

Maple: St. David Catholic Elementary School, Divine Mercy Catholic Elementary School, Holy Jubilee Catholic Elementary School, St. James Catholic Elementary School

Nobleton: St. Mary Catholic Elementary School

Schomberg: St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School

Dakota (given name)

Dakota is a unisex given name derived from the name of the indigenous Native American tribe Dakota people, or from the name of two states in the United States, North Dakota and South Dakota, which are also derived from the Dakota people local to that area. The name is translated to mean "friend", "friendly" or "allies" in the Yankton-Yanktonai and Santee dialects of the Dakota language.

Dark Skies (film)

Dark Skies is a 2013 American science fiction horror film, written and directed by Scott Stewart, produced by Jason Blum, and starring Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, and J. K. Simmons.The film was released on February 22, 2013.


Defendor is a 2009 Canadian-American superhero comedy-drama film written and directed by Peter Stebbings, and starring Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Elias Koteas and Sandra Oh. The story tells of a regular man who adopts the persona of a real-life superhero named Defendor on a quest to find his arch enemy, Captain Industry. Defendor, Stebbings' feature film debut, was written in 2005 and filmed in January 2009 in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, and had its North American theatrical release on February 19, 2010. It has also been released to DVD on April 13, 2010.

List of horror films of 2013

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My Neighbor's Secret

My Neighbor's Secret is a 2009 television film. Brent is a grieving husband who targets the family of his neighbor, whom he blames for ruining his marriage. The story centers on Brent's desire to destroy him, as well as his own obsession for the neighbor's wife. The film aired on Lifetime channel on September 26, 2009.

Noah (2014 film)

Noah is a 2014 American epic biblical drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and inspired by the Biblical story of Noah's Ark from the Book of Genesis. Noah, which was co-written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel, stars Russell Crowe as Noah, along with Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, and Anthony Hopkins. The film was released in North American theaters on March 28, 2014, in 2D and IMAX, while a version converted to 3D and IMAX 3D was released in several other countries.Noah received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed over $362 million worldwide, making it Aronofsky's highest-grossing film to date. It was praised for its direction and acting, but generated controversy, primarily due to its lack of racial diversity, its perceived left-leaning political messages and its extensive use of non-biblical sources for inspiration such as the Book of Enoch. It was banned in China for religion-related reason. Also, it was banned in several Muslim countries because it was seen as contradicting the teachings of Islam.

Real Steel

Real Steel is a 2011 American science fiction sports film starring Hugh Jackman and Dakota Goyo and co-produced and directed by Shawn Levy for DreamWorks Pictures. The film is based on the short story "Steel", written by Richard Matheson, which was originally published in the May 1956 edition of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and later adapted into a 1963 Twilight Zone episode. Real Steel was in development for several years before production began on June 24, 2010. Filming took place primarily in the U.S. state of Michigan. Animatronic robots were built for the film, and motion capture technology was used to depict the brawling of computer-generated robots and animatronics.

Real Steel was released by Touchstone Pictures in Australia on October 6, 2011, and by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures in the United States and Canada on October 7, 2011, grossing nearly $300 million at the box office. It received mixed reviews, with criticism for the formulaic nature of the plot and the fact that elements remained unresolved or were predictable, but also praise for the visual effects, action sequences and acting performances. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 84th Academy Awards, but lost to Hugo.

Resurrecting the Champ

Resurrecting the Champ is a 2007 American drama sports film directed by Rod Lurie. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Michael Bortman and Allison Burnett, based on a Los Angeles Times Magazine article entitled Resurrecting the Champ, by author J.R. Moehringer. The film centers on a fictionalized former athlete portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, living on the streets of Denver, who attempts to impersonate the life and career of former professional heavyweight boxer Bob Satterfield. The ensemble cast also features Josh Hartnett, Alan Alda, David Paymer, and Teri Hatcher.

The film was a co-production between the motion picture studios of Phoenix Pictures, Alberta Film Entertainment, Battleplan Productions, and the Yari Film Group. Theatrically, it was commercially distributed by the Yari Film Group, while in the home video rental market it was distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Resurrecting the Champ explores professional ethics, journalism and athletics. On September 25, 2007, the original motion picture soundtrack was released by the Rykodisc record label. The film score was composed and orchestrated by musicians Larry Groupé and Blake Hazard. Indie Rock band The Submarines also contributed a musical track to the score. In 2008, the film was nominated for an ESPY Award for Best Sports Movie as well as a Young Artist Award in the category of Best Performance in a Feature Film, Young Actor Age Ten or Younger.

Resurrecting the Champ premiered in theaters nationwide in the United States on August 24, 2007 grossing $3,172,573 in domestic ticket receipts. The film took in an additional $69,854 in business through international release for a combined worldwide total of $3,242,427. Preceding its initial screening in cinemas, the film was generally met with positive critical reviews. With its initial foray into the home video marketplace; the widescreen DVD edition of the film featuring theatrical trailers, cast and crew interviews, and commentary with director Lurie among other highlights, was released in the United States on April 8, 2008.

Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series and The Man in the Moon short film by Joyce and Reel FX Creative Studios. Peter Ramsey directed the film, while Joyce and Guillermo del Toro were executive producers with voice acting by Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, and Jude Law. Produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures,1 it was released on November 21, 2012.

Set about 300 years after the book series, the film tells a story about Guardians Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and the Sandman, who enlist Jack Frost to stop Pitch Black from engulfing the world in darkness. The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. This was the last DreamWorks Animation film to be distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor

The Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor is one of the annual awards given by the American professional organization the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The Saturn Awards are the oldest film-specialized awards to reward science fiction, fantasy, and horror achievements (the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, awarded by the World Science Fiction Society who reward science fiction and fantasy in various media, is the oldest award for science fiction and fantasy films).

The category was first introduced for the 1984 film year, specifically to reward young actors and actresses in films, and was the first acting award of the Academy to reward both males and females. Chloë Grace Moretz and Tom Holland are the only actors to have won it twice, with Holland being the only one to have won it two years in a row, and to have won twice for the same role. Moretz and Daniel Radcliffe have received the most nominations, with 5 each. Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst, and Tobey Maguire are the only actors to have won both Best Performance by a Younger Actor and later a Saturn Award for adults.

The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place

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The Journey Home (film)

The Journey Home (originally titled Midnight Sun) is a 2014 Canadian-Italian family adventure-drama film starring Dakota Goyo, Goran Višnjić, and Bridget Moynahan, written by Hugh Hudson, directed by Roger Spottiswoode and Brando Quilici. Filmed on location in Ontario and Manitoba, Canada, it follows a local teenager (Goyo), who works to reunite a lost polar bear cub with its mother. It premiered in November 2014, and received generally mixed-to-positive reviews.

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