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Erik Anderson

Erik thanks 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.

21st Century Fox and AFI FEST host event to honor female directors

Fox Filmmakers Lab and Director Valerie Weiss Recognized Director Valerie Weiss 21st Century Fox and the American Film Institute (AFI), in partnership to help advance opportunities for female directors, hosted a networking breakfast on November 12. The event was held during AFI FEST, the American Film Institute’s annual celebration of cinema in Hollywood, which took place November 8-15. Titled “Breaking the Frame: A …

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Frontrunner Friday: The Impact of AFI Fest and Spirit Awards noms

This week saw the second half of AFI FEST bring us two long-awaited world premieres that could impact many Oscar categories: Mimi Leder’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex (review here) starring Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones and Josie Rourke’s feature film directorial debut Mary Queen of Scots (review forthcoming) about the Queen Anne/Queen Elizabeth I rivalry …

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‘First Reformed,’ ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘We the Animals’ earn Film Independent Spirit Awards noms

Ethan Hawke in First Reformed (A24)Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade (A24) Jeremiah Zagar’s ‘We the Animals’ surprises with five mentions including the Someone to Watch award Everything was gucci for A24 this morning with the announcement of the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards as two of their films, First Reformed and Eighth Grade, made off with four nominations apiece including …

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ HBO’s ‘Succession’ among Hollywood Music in Media Awards winners

Black Panther topped the Hollywood in Music Media Awards last night with three big wins: Original Score – Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror for Ludwig Goransson, Original Song – Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror for “All the Stars” and Soundtrack Album.  Max Richter’s score for Mary Queen of Scots won the top award of the night, Original Score – Feature Film and “Shallow” from A Star Is Born won …

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Interview: ‘Widows’ film composer, Oscar winner Hans Zimmer

With over 150 films to his name, Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific and most recognizable name in film composing. From his Oscar and Grammy-winning score for The Lion King to the often used pieces from The Thin Red Line and of course, the ‘BRAAMM’ from Inception, Zimmer’s scores are a cultural touchstone, a zeitgeist that reaches beyond …

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Amy Adams, Steve McQueen, Boots Riley to receive SFFILM Awards

Annual Fundraiser Benefits SFFILM’s Youth Education Programs and Marks the High Point of Awards Season in the San Francisco Bay Area SFFILM has announced several individuals scheduled to attend and accept honors at the 2018 SFFILM Awards Night (formerly Film Society Awards Night), its annual fundraising celebration honoring achievement in filmmaking craft. This year’s edition of the dinner and awards presentation event—leveraging its new …

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“Back to Cherry Tree Lane” Featurette: The Music and Magic of Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Walt Disney has dropped a quick featurette entitled “Back to Cherry Tree Lane” with interviews from director Rob Marshall (Chicago) and stars Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s Hamilton).  In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy …

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Interview: Joe Walker, Oscar-nominated film editor of ‘Widows’

Joe Walker is a two-time Oscar-nominated film editor who is responsible for cutting some of the best action and sci-fi films of this decade.  Before that, Walker cut his teeth on some of Britain’s most prestigious television films and series’, honing his craft while also dabbling in his original passion, music.  His work with Denis Villeneuve is legendary: from Sicario …

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