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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 (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread’ Gets Synopsis, Trailer Next Week

The long-awaited and super secretive Paul Thomas Anderson fashion drama, which is now officially titled Phantom Thread, is starting to reveal itself. On deck is a 2m16s trailer due next week, a full synopsis of the film (including Daniel Day-Lewis’s glorious character name – Reynolds Woodcock) and reportedly Day-Lewis’s last film ever (rumors that he wants to retire to become ...

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2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF contenders from South Africa, Italy and Spain

Here’s our third piece on this year’s exciting Foreign Language Oscar race. As the BFI London Film Festival comes to a close, we’ve seen three very surprising and sublime FLF contenders that we fell in live with. We’re predicting these 3 films will have strong chances for a nom, not just because we love the storytelling and honest approach in ...

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The first ‘I, Tonya’ teaser starring Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding

Fresh off this morning’s Gotham Awards nominations where I, Tonya earned a surprising Best Feature nomination comes the first teaser trailer. Starring Gotham Best Actress contender Margot Robbie as infamous U.S. Figure Skating champion Tonya Harding, this minute-long clip gives you an eyeful and an earful of Robbie. The film is set for release on December 8 from Neon and ...

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Gotham Awards Nominations: Get Out Leads with 4; Columbus, Lady Bird, Florida Project, Call Me By Your Name with 3

  Awards season is officially here. The 27th IFP Gotham Awards nominations came out this morning and the micro-budgeted blockbuster hit Get Out landed a field-best four nominations: Best Feature, Breakthrough Director (Jordan Peele), Best Screenplay (Peele again) and Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya. The Gotham Awards have recently become quite a strong precursor for the Oscars; both Moonlight and ...

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2018 Grammys: Key Deadlines and Dates

The road to the 60th annual Grammy Awards starts for voters now with approximately six weeks between voting and nominations for album and single releases between the October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017 eligibility period. Below are this year’s key deadlines for Academy members, from the first round of online voting to the unveiling of each winner at the January 2018 ...

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MUDBOUND Wins 2017 Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Award

Dee Rees’s post-World War II drama Mudbound has won the Overall Audience Award at the 40th Mill Valley Film Festival. The festival has Audience Favorite awards in its separate sections including US Cinema, World Cinema and Documentaries. Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, earned to top prize in US Cinema. These two awards have ...

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2018 Oscars: Animated Feature – Analyzing GKIDS’ The Breadwinner, The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales and The Girl Without Hands

Previously, we took a look at this year’s Animated Feature Oscar race and especially the indie contenders. In a first of a series of articles, we’ll be analyzing the Oscar chances of some of the year’s most prominent indie animated contenders, all from one this category’s favorite distributors, GKIDS. You can also check out our Foreign Language Film analysis series ...

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