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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.

The Ultimate EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) List

The EGOT, a phrase coined Miami Vice’s Philip Michael Thomas, represents earning the highest individual, competitive entertainment honors in the areas of television (Emmy), music (Grammy), film (Oscar) and theatre (Tony). To date, only 12 people have received all four awards with Robert Lopez being the most recent, having completed his in record time (10 years) and as the youngest ...

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Joel Edgerton’s BOY ERASED with Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe Lands at Focus Features

It came down to Netflix and Focus Features for Boy Erased, Joel Edgerton’s adaptation of Garrard Conley’s memoir Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family and Focus Features won out. The very LGBTQ-positive distributor of Brokeback Mountain, Milk, Beginners, Dallas Buyer’s Club and The Danish Girl will have worldwide rights to the film which is set to star Oscar ...

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Hey Emmys, Nominate These Shows! Part 3 (Billions, Queen Sugar)

Welcome to part 3 of the series Hey Emmys, Nominate These Shows! This time I focus on two dramas, one in its second season and one its first. First up is Showtime’s Billions. While Homeland and Ray Donovan have been the network’s main Emmy gets in recent years, this is the time for Billions to be considered. Its second season ...

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Hey Emmys, Nominate These Shows! Part 2 (Difficult People, Schitt’s Creek)

Welcome to part 2 of the series Hey Emmys, Nominate These Shows! Today showcases Hulu’s Difficult People (in its second season) and Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek (in its third). Neither have received a single Emmy nomination during their runs and that needs to change. READ: Hey Emmys, Nominate These Shows! Part 1 (Dear White People, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) Difficult People (Season ...

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John Boyega is front and center in new ‘Detroit’ trailer

A new trailer for Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit dropped today and it’s intense. John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as Dismukes, a security guard being interrogated after the police shootings at the Algiers Motel, the incident that started the Detroit rebellion in the summer of 1967. Boyega’s performance is riveting from the get go and I don’t ...

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Emmy Podcast #18: Writing, Directing and Guest Acting Categories

This 18th Emmy podcast I am joined by former and current Emmy Experts Peter Cioth and Chris Pepper to break down the newly revealed nomination ballots to discuss the writing, directing and guest acting categories. This podcast runs 1h 45m. Don’t forget to run over the our Emmy Experts 2017 Emmy nomination predictions right here. Opening music: the theme from ...

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2017 Emmy Awards Nominating Ballots

Here are the ballots for all performers and crafts to be considered for nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards. Voting began on June 12th and lasts for two weeks, until June 26th 10pm PST. Nominations for the 69th Emmy Awards will be announced on July 13th. Follow and track the Emmy Experts’ predictions right here. Animation   PDF Art Direction   PDF ...

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Frameline41: SF LGBTQ Film Fest Docs to Watch

The San Francisco LGBTQ International Film Festival is always a wealth crucial documentaries that detail the lives of the LGBTQ community and enlighten in a way that many often never get a chance to see. Here are four fantastic examples among so many. The Fabulous Life of Allan Carr Few people in Hollywood had such a roller coaster of highs ...

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