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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.

Glenn Close is the woman behind the man in first trailer for ‘The Wife’

Behind every great man is a great woman, the saying goes. Six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close sets to define that starring in The Wife as a woman named Joan Castleman who has spent a lifetime sacrificing her own talent and career to bolster her husband’s. When Joe Castleman (played by Jonathan Pryce) is rewarded with the Nobel Prize for ...

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2018 Cannes: Festival Offers 3-Day Passes to 18-28 year-olds

3 days  in  Cannes © FDC Are you aged between 18 and 28? A cinema lover and a film buff? From 17 to 19 May 2018, the Festival de Cannes is to launch the first ever 3 DAYS IN CANNES programme and invites you to discover the Official Selection before anyone else! 3 DAYS IN CANNES is: A 3-days pass giving access ...

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From Tamar-kali to Ronit Kirchman: 5 Female Composers You Should Know

More and more, female composers are giving some of film, television and multi-media’s most memorable and impactful scores. Here are five that we think you should know about. Ariel Marx is an award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist whose scores have premiered alongside films at Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW – winning awards at several for her musical contributions.  She recently scored Jennifer Fox’s, The Tale (Laura ...

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2018 Cannes: Asghar Farhadi’s ‘Everybody Knows’ with Oscar winners Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem will open 71st Cannes Film Festival

This year’s forthcoming Festival de Cannes will open with a screening of Asghar Farhadi’s new film Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben) in Competition at the Grand Théâtre Lumière in the Palais des Festivals on Tuesday 8 May. Asghar Farhadi’s 8th feature film, shot entirely in Spanish on the Iberian Peninsula, charts the story of Laura, who lives with her husband and children in Buenos ...

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Emmy Podcast #21- Talking Westworld, The Handmaid’s Tale, Roseanne and One Day at a Time with Vox.com’s Todd VanDerWerff

In the first Emmy podcast of the 2017-2018 television season I am joined by a familiar voice – Vox.com’s critic-at-large Todd VanDerWerff. The first hour of this 90-minute podcast focuses heavily on the Outstanding Drama race which sees the return of Game of Thrones after taking a year off and now going up against last year’s winner The Handmaid’s Tale. ...

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2018 Cannes: Benicio del Toro is President of Un Certain Regard Jury

The man who will preside over the fate of the Un Certain Regard Jury is not only a film lover but a brilliant actor, entirely devoted to his art. Eight years ago, along with Tim Burton, Benicio del Toro and his fellow members of the Jury selected Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee (The One Who Can Recall His Past Lives) as the winner ...

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