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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.

Madonna Biopic ‘Blonde Ambition’ Gets Into the Groove at Universal

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Universal Pictures has opted Elyse Hollander’s screenplay “Blonde Ambition,” based on the megastar’s initial rise from club kid to her eponymous first album. No word yet on if the rights to any of Madonna’s early music has or will be secured for the biopic but the singer is notoriously guarded about music use and denied all use for a previous ...

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Oscar Profile: Detroit

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Oscar Spotlight: Detroit Annapurna Pictures – 8/4 Dir: Kathryn Bigelow Cast: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell, Kaitlyn Dever, John Krasinski, Will Poulter, Jack Reynor, Laz Alonso What It’s About: The film details the shootout at the Algiers Motel that led to the Detroit riots in 1967, the largest urban uprising of the decade at that point. The trailer seems to ...

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Oscar Profile: The Beguiled

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Oscar Spotlight: The Beguiled Focus Features – limited 6/23, wider 6/30 Dir: Sofia Coppola Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell What It’s About: Based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan and previously made into a film by Clint Eastwood, Oscar-winner Sofia Coppola adapts this post-Civil War western/thriller about a house of sheltered women (led by Oscar winner ...

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2017 Emmys: Category Placements for this year’s Emmy Contenders

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Before the official submission lists come out in June, the networks put forth where they’re going to push a specific show and, more importantly, their performers. With the new 50% rule in place for guest performers it takes the guessing game out of that a bit but, as you’ll see in HBO’s Big Little Lies listing, there is still room ...

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First trailer and poster for Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘DETROIT’

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The first trailer and poster for the much-anticipated new film from Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow, DETROIT, has arrived. In the summer of 1967, what began as a police raid of an after-hours bar in Detroit ended up being one of the deadliest and destructive riots in American history, lasting five days and resulting in 43 dead, 1,189 injured, over ...

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