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Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

24th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Presenters

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are this Sunday and the first group of all-female presenters has been revealed. Halle Berry Dakota Fanning Lupita Nyong’O Emma Stone Kelly Marie Tran All 13 awards (for film and television) will be presented by women and Kristen Bell will be the show’s first ever host. Follow these links for the full list of nominees ...

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2018 Oscars: Is this the year Meryl Streep finally misses?

The always venerable Meryl Streep finally vulnerable in an Oscar race? I feel like we have this discussion every other year. Will the Academy’s most-nominated actress finally fail to earn an Oscar nomination? Inevitably, every time we do we acquiesce to the fact that, yes, she’s getting nominated. Look at last year: Florence Foster Jenkins was a cute film and ...

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2018 Critics’ Choice Award Winners

The 2018 Critics Choice Awards for film and television were announced tonight and they were almost a carbon copy of their higher profile counterpart, the Golden Globes. Interestingly enough, the voting for Critics’ Choice only opened the day after the Globes on Sunday. The two shared nearly identical winners in both film and television: Big Little Lies (plus Nicole Kidman, ...

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DGA nominees: Peele, Gerwig, McDonaugh, Nolan, del Toro

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2017. In a swift change from who the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated for the Golden Globes, this is not an all-male or all-white group of nominees. Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) becomes only the 7th female nominee ...

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Directors Guild of America (DGA) Preview and Predictions

The Directors Guild of America announced their nominees for Television and Feature Documentary today but tomorrow is their reveal of the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures and First Time Feature Film. These are always a mixed bag to predict but one thing is true, the group is still a pretty old-school boys’ club. Not that they haven’t ...

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Directors Guild Television and Documentary Nominations

The Directors Guild of America have announced the nominees for the 70th annual DGA Awards in the television, commercial and documentary categories. The awards will be handed out February 3 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, with Judd Apatow hosting the ceremony and Don Mischer as awards chair. The feature film and first-time feature film nominees will be announced ...

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Call Me By Your Name Leads Dorian Award Nominations

GALECA, the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (of which I am a voting member), announced its nominees for its Dorian awards today and Call Me By Your Name led the way with nine nominations including Film of the Year, Director of the Year and acting mentions for Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg. The sci-fi fantasy/romance The Shape of ...

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