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Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched them together since he opened his eyes. They also watched Miss Universe religiously every year (the pageantry!) and Erik came to the conclusion that the combination of these two things ultimately led him down the path to obsessing about awards and ACTRESSING. He began 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 (Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association), the International Press Academy and is the founder/editor of AwardsWatch.

Gorgeous first trailer and poster for A24’s ‘The Florida Project’

Ever since A24’s surprising Best Picture for Moonlight at the Oscars everyone’s been wondering what they’d bring to the race this year. With quite a full slate of characteristically eclectic films it was The Florida Project that stood out the earliest. The follow up for director Sean Baker after his wildly well-received and Independent Spirit Award winning first feature Tangerine, ...

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Cinematographer John Bailey Elected Academy President

In a shocking surprise, cinematographer John Bailey was elected president of the Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences late Tuesday night. He succeeds Cheryl Boone Isaacs, only the third woman ever elected to the post and the first person of color. Isaacs leaves behind a legacy that, while at times may have been rocky, also put forth massive pushes for diversity ...

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TCA Winners: Handmaid’s Tale, Atlanta, Big Little Lies Take Top Honors; Carrie Coon Makes History

Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale was the top winner at tonight’s TCA (Television Critics Association) Awards, taking home the Outstanding Achievement in Drama and Program of they Year. It was a first for the network. The Handmaid’s Tale was nominated for 13 Emmy Awards last month. FX’s Atlanta also won two awards, Outstanding Achievement in Comedy and Individual Achievement in Comedy ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – ORIGINAL SCORE, ANIMATED FEATURE, VISUAL EFFECTS

Dunkirk has taken over the #1 spot in Original Score from Blade Runner 2049 as it was recently announced that Hans Zimmer will be taking over composing duties from frequent Denis Villeneuve collaborator and two-time Oscar nominee Jóhann Jóhannsson. While Jóhannsson is still going to be credited with the main theme he will be the third wheel behind Zimmer and Benjamin ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – CINEMATOGRAPHY, PRODUCTION DESIGN, COSTUME DESIGN (August)

These are the official 2018 Oscar Predictions in Cinematography, Production Design and Costume Design for August from the Gold Rush Gang. Keep an eye on all of the Gold Rush Gang’s 2018 Oscar predictions updated LIVE throughout the month. Blade Runner 2049 still leads Cinematography and Production Design but Dunkirk has closed in on the former this month with debuts from Phantom Thread ...

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